Charles A. "Chuck" Heller 1941 - 2017 

Charles "Chuck" "Sarge" A.Heller. 
Wadsworth/Seville. Charles A. "Chuck" "Sarge" Heller, 76, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017.   Mr. Heller was born in Wadsworth and lived there most of his life there until moving to Seville.

Chuck served in the U.S. Army during the early years of the Vietnam War.   He later joined the Ohio Army National guard from which he retired in 1993 as a Sergeant First Class.   Among his many awards he received were The Army Meritorious Service Medal and the Humanitarian Medal.   Mr. Heller was a life member of American Legion Post 170, where he was Post Commander for five years, and he was a Past Fifth District Commander of The American Legion, being the only member from Wadsworth and Medina County to hold that high office.

Chuck served as the current Buckeye Boys State President;  5th District (Ohio) Legionnaire of the Year Committee Chairman;  Wadsworth Legion Post 170 Adjunct;  and Medina VFW Post 1537 Commander.   He also held previous offices as 5th District (Ohio) Past Commander and Medina Past County Commander.

Chuck was also a life member of Medina VFW Post 5137, DAV Chapter 72, and Past President of the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 385;  a member of Voiture 468 of the 40/8;  The First Cleveland Cavalry Association;  and the T.R.E.A. Chapter 111.   He had been on the advisory committee at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery since its inception.

Mr. Heller was preceded in death by his parents;  Leland and Edith Heller; brother Raymond and sister Darlene Burrows.

Chuck is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Nancy of Wadsworth, David and Heather of Hudson;  six grandchildren, Jessica (Jaaron) Alba, Justin, Julia, Joshua, Andrew and Courtney;  along with numerous nieces, nephews and his dear friend Karen Drake.

The family will receive friends 1-3 & 5-8 pm Wednesday at the Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth, where funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 am Thursday.  Interment with full military honors will follow at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ohio Buckeye Boys State or the Veterans Charity if the donor's choice.

Hilliard-Rospert     330-334-1501     www.HilliardRospert.com
  




Charles Heller
Wadsworth High School
Graduating Class of 1958
        
 
 
WHS Print Shop, 1957-58. 
Front: Ignatius Reich, Larry Noble, Don West, Bob Stonier.  Middle: William Kinnard, Gary Euverard, Dick Mitchell, Dan Renner.  Back: Charles Heller, Mr. Gerstenschlager (Instructor), Neil Spice, Bill Woods.        
 
 
WHS Sr. Hi Y, 1957-58. 
Row 1: Birkbeck, Lightfoot, Heller, Trent, Shoup, Griesmer, Browning, Nicholson, Wood.  Row 2: West, Rosenberg, Woods, Nipper, Hall, Klein, Easterday, Carpenter, Mr. Schaffer (Advisor).  Row 3: Mantle, Kuder, Amstutz, Remy, Madigan, Thomas, Rowe, Miracle.  Row 4: Lyren, Miller, Hahn, Gantz, Houston, Allen, Keeler, Brock.  Row 5: Spice, Andrews, Bebout, Conover, Ruskan, Larson, Henson, Forsman.    
 
WHS 1956 Grizzly Football Team. 
Row 1: Browning, Lukinac, Heath, Given, Dye, Wertz, Ault, Held, Schrengauer, Carr.  Row 2: Reynolds, Terry, Satterfield, Heller, Yarman, Crupi, Lecky, Bordac. Borcherding.  Row 3: Mr. Oross (Coach), Engler (Mgr.), Barnard (Mgr.), DeVoe, Alexander, Spice, Farrell, Spice, Speck.       
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