Climo, Charles

Written by David Green.

Charles Climo,  90, of Fayette, Ohio, died Saturday, July 10, 2010, at Bryan Care and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born July 10, 1920, in Hudson, Mich., to Arthur and Lucille (Radabaugh) Climo. He married Betty Abbott in 1953 in Fayette and they shared 57 years of marriage. She preceded him in death May 5, 2010.

Charles was a lifelong farmer and enjoyed restoring old cars.  He owned and operated Climo’s Garage in Fayette for many years. Charles worked as a bus driver and bus mechanic for Gorham Fayette Schools for many years.  He was chosen Fayette Citizen of the Year and was an active member of the Fayette Church of the Nazarene for more than 50 years.

Surviving are three sisters, Ruth Crisenbery  and Verda Crisenbery, both of West Unity, Ohio, and Virginia Goodremont of Sylvania, Ohio; one brother, Thomas Climo of Bryan, Ohio; and several  nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, Ohio, with the Rev. Winston Hatcliff officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.  

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Fayette Church of the Nazarene.

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