Charles Vincent Kase, 92, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 31st, 2021 at his residence in Mentor. He was born October 22nd, 1928 in Pennsylvania, the son of Ludwig and Margaret Kase.
Charles graduated high school in 1947 from Euclid Central High School. Shortly after graduating he joined the U.S. Army where he proudly served his country for two years, during the Korean War.
Charles married the love of his life, Shirley Davis on June 23rd, 1951. Together they raised two wonderful children, Kenneth (Nancy) Kase and Deborah (Mike) Mac Naughton. Charles was a Firefighter for the city of Euclid for 29 years (1954-1983). After retiring from the fire department, he went on to work in the Local 17 Iron Workers Union for 17 years then worked for 10 years in the maintenance department at St. Vincent's Charity Hospital in Cleveland.
Charles enjoyed spending time with his friends and family; one of his favorite places to travel was Disney World in Florida. He spent many weekends attending his grandchildren's sporting events and always had his camera ready to capture the moments on film.
Charles is survived by his dear wife of 69 years: Shirley (Davis) Kase; his children: Kenneth (Nancy) Kase and Deborah (Mike) Mac Naughton; his grandchildren: Nathan (Beth) Kase, Jackie Rossi, Theresa (Andrew) Lehman and Christopher (Jami) Mac Naughton; his great grandchildren: Owen Rossi, Gabriella and Landon Kase, Madeline and Noah Lehman, Tiva, Sol and Lio Mac Naughton.
He is preceded in death by his parents: Ludwig and Margaret Kase
A very heartfelt thank you to the wonderful staff at Elara Caring Hospice; the kindness and compassion shown by Fran, Vicky, Tanya, Joy and Keely will not be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Elara Caring Hospice. Online donations can be made at Elaracaringhospicefoundation.org or can be mailed to: Elara Caring Hospice Foundation P.O. Box 58, Jackson, Michigan 49204.
In keeping with Charles wishes, no public services will be held.
The Czup Funeral Home 1329 Lake Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio will be handling all of the arrangements for the family.
At the families request please do not send flowers.