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Charles Grapes

age 81, beloved husband for 54 years of Gertrud (nee Weber); loving father of Jimmy (wife Lynn), Barbara Ann, and his adopted daughter Jackie Benjamin; devoted grandfather of his grandpups Eddie, Beamer and the late Bismarck; cherished son of Floyd and Vera (nee Cook); dearest brother of Robert; loving uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Charles was born November 18, 1936 in Maryland and passed away January 5, 2018 in Richmond Heights where he was a resident for 40 years. He proudly served in the U.S. Army as a combat medic in France. Charles loved animals and even named the wildlife around him. In his free time, Charles enjoyed gardening, traveling and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also liked to cook, entertain, write personal cards and scrapbook for reunions. His family remembers him to be loving, kind hearted and nurturing to everyone. He will be dearly missed.

Contributions may be made in memory of Charles to ASPCA or the Wounded Warriors Project.

Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. A memorial service will be held Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 12:30PM with military honors at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91).

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  1. We were sorry to hear of your father passing, we know this
    is a very sad and difficult time for your family, you have are deepest sympathy.
    May you draw comfort from God as he help you to cope with the loss of a wonderful person.

  2. Tracy & Frank Kurnot :

    Jim & Lynn –

    Frank & I are so sorry to hear about your Dad. Please know that we will be thinking about you all & will be saying lots of prayers. Big, big hugs!

    Tracy & Frank

  3. Barbara Grapes :

    Dear Dad, My heart is sadden by your demise. I have so many wonderful memories of you. You will be dearly miss. Dad I could always count on you being there for me. You made the world a better place with your kindness, knowledge,and love. I am pround to be your little girl. I find comfort knowing you are at peace and with GOD and bizzy. I love you Daddy… BARBARA.

  4. Janet Grapes Mawhinney :

    Dear Trudy,Barbara, and Jimmy,
    I’m so sorry to hear that Chuck has passed on. We became close within the last few years and I loved him .He was a Wonderful Brother , a very kind person, and willing to help everyone who might need help-. He did a lot of sharing with me the last 10 years. A very well informed person of interest. May you rest in Peace Charles in Gods Home above forever and ever. Amen Love your Sister.

  5. Dennis A. JOHNSON :

    Charles was my neighborbin Republic Pa. He was so kind to my sister and to me..our babysitter while mom waitressed at night. I had a hand me diwn two wheeler that was in need if constant repair and Charles was always ready to fic it for me all of the neighborhood kids looked up to him..he was at 20 very wise..I was ten.we talked on the ohone kast yesr after was as though we never lost touch..thank you Charles always in my in eternal peace

  6. Jean Guerrieri Markovich :

    So very sorry for your loss I graduated with him.

  7. Robert grapes Sr :

    Chuck my wonderful brother oh how I miss you and I’m going to miss you even more you meant and mean so much to me and I love you for being my brother my hero and my friend I can always count on you for a conversation from a distance we shared a lot of memories all I can say is I miss you and I love you you’ll be in my heart forever.

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