Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Obituaries

April 12, 2012

Charles F. Hoitash

CROSSVILLE — Charles F. Hoitash, 85, of West Lafayette, IN, formerly of Fairfield Glade, TN, passed away Feb. 12, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lafayette, IN. A memorial service will be held April 21 at 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Fairfield Glade, where Charles' remains will be entombed.

He was born in Huntington, WV, to Dr. Frederick and Agnes Hoitash. Charles married Doris Laub in 1951.

Surviving are his wife, Doris, his three sons, Fred Hoitash of Ypsilanti, MI, Curtis Ashendel of West Lafayette, and Charles Craig Hoitash of Canton, MI, four grandchildren, Misty McDuffie, Kristen and Carrie Ashendel and Christopher Hoitash, and three great grandchildren.

He received a doctorate degree from Michigan State University, master's degree from Cornell University and bachelor's degree from Harvard. Charles also studied at the University National in Mexico City. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star while serving in Okinawa. Charles worked for Lever Brothers and owned a Canteen Vending of America franchise in Fort Wayne, IN. He was a full professor of Business Management at Eastern Michigan University, retiring in 1991 to Fairfield Glade, TN. Serving the Lions Club for more than 40 years, Charles was most recently active in the Lafayette Lions Club. He was also a member of the Elks. He enjoyed traveling and golf throughout his life.

A memorial fund has been established through the American Diabetes Association.  Gifts can be made to the Dr. Charles Frederick Hoitash Fund at www.diabetes.org/donate, then select “Always and Forever Tributes,” then click “Find a Tribute Page” and finally type in Hoitash.  Your donation will be matched. Memorial gifts may also be made to Christ Lutheran Church of Fairfield Glade.

Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc., of Lafayette, IN, assisted the family with arrangements.

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