In Memory

Chuck Raw

Chuck Raw

Charles Melvin Raw (Chuck) 76 passed away July 1, 2019 after complications during his courageous battle with cancer.  He was born in Medina County to the late Elton and Lela Raw, where he grew up on the family farm in Sharon Center.  He graduated from Highland High School in 1960, as class president.  He attend The Ohio State University and received a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Sciences in 1967.

Chuck was a realtor, insurance agent, and owner of Tri-County Insurance Agency in Wadsworth prior to his retirement in 2008.  He received Grange Insurance Senior Partner for over 20 years.  Chuck was an active member of the Wadsworth Lions Club, where he served as past president and Lion of the Year in 1997-1998.  He was also a member of the Wadsworth Moose, VFW, American Legion and Masonic Lodge. After he retired and moved to Florida, he also served as president for the men's auxiliary VFW.

He loved his cabin on Piedmont Lake, cruising on the pontoon boat and running around on his golf cart, Brutus. Chuck loved rooting for his favorite team The Ohio State Buckeyes, and he very much enjoyed sharing those things with family and friends.

A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Chuck is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sue; daughters, Cynthia Lydick (Eddie) of Natrona Heights, Pa., Christine Hopkins (Jeff Holliday) of Aurora, Colorado and Jill Kaveh (Kourosh) of LasVegas, Nevada; grandchildren, Trisha, Sara, Jake, Tyler, Duncan and Lela; brother, Richard Raw (Rhea) of Dunnellon, Florida.  He is preceded in death by his son, Greg and son-in-law, David Hopkins. He also leaves behind numerous family and friends.

A memorial service was held Wednesay, July 10 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Wadsworth United Methodist church, 195 Broad Street, Wadsworth, with Pastor Dale Turner officiating.   Memorial contributions may be made to the Wadsworth Lions Club, P.O. Box 215, Wadsworth OH. 44282 or the Wadsworth United Methodist Church, 195 Broad Street, Wadsworth, OH. 44281

Taken at the 50th Class Reunion for the Class of 1960 which was in 2010

Picture above taken at our 36th reunion which would have been in 1996