SOUTHINGTON - Charles Kish, 87, of Southington, died Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 20, 2014, at Community Skilled Nursing Centre in Warren.
He was born Feb. 10, 1927, in Bristolville, the son of the late Nicholas "Mike" and Helen Csore Kish.
Charles served as a sergeant in the Army during World War II with the 5th Cavalry Regiment in the occupation of Japan.
He retired in 1986 from the shipping department at Copperweld Steel, where he worked for 41 years.
Charles had been a member of St. Pius X Church, where he served on the bereavement committee; and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Warren.
He was a member of the Copperweld Local 2243 retirees and volunteered with Mobile Meals for 18 years. Charles was a World War II history buff and enjoyed fishing and garage sales.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Norma Jean Geddes Kish, whom he married April 15, 1950; five sons, Charles of North Carolina, Gary of Pennsylvania, Gregory of Utah, Michael of Florida and Ronald of Alaska; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and his brother-in-law, Bruce (Betty) Chapman of Newton Falls.
A private family gathering and service will be held Saturday morning at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren. Burial will be at All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 270 Franklin St. S.E., Warren 44483. Online condolences may be made to the family and the obituary viewed at www.robertsclarkchapel.com