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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.

All services private. Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Arrangements by THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS.

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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!

    Love,
    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.

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