With great sadness, we mourn Charles “Chuck” Danzig of Canal Winchester, who passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at the age of 66 with his family by his side. His peaceful passing was the culmination of a brave battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Donna “Schweetie” Danzig; daughter Lisa “Punkin” (Robert Ludemann) Danzig of Arlington, VA; son Benjamin “Buddy” (Sara) Danzig of Canal Winchester; grandsons “The Rugrats” Owen & Noah Danzig of Canal Winchester; brother Dick (Kathy) Danzig; sisters Terri (John) Manley, Kate McMillan, and Julie (Dennis) Jones; mother-in-law Eileen Boling; sisters-in-law Linda Qualls, Julie (Ted) Figgins, and Sharon (Larry) Pool; godson Adam Danzig; and many special nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Helen (Cole) Danzig; brother Dave Danzig; father-in-law Walter Boling; and beloved Shih-Tzu, Buster.
Chuck was born in Sidney in 1954 and graduated from Sidney High School in 1972. Throughout his life, he remained proud of his hometown. He moved to Lancaster in 1978, where he met Donna. They married in 1980 and celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this past June. Until his retirement in 2016, Chuck was a sales representative in the trucking industry for many years, including at General Highway Express, The Connection Co., SAIA, and Sidney Transportation. He was active in several professional and hobbyist organizations, including most recently The Ohio Gun Collectors Association and the Tri-County Sportsmen’s Club.
Outgoing and talkative, Chuck never met a stranger. He had a gift for entertainment with storytelling and a playful, witty sense of humor. He was generous, trusting, forgiving, stubborn, and punctual. He was a Catholic, an avid outdoorsman, and a die-hard fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Cincinnati Reds. He was blessed with many dear friendships. Most of all, he was a family man. He cherished his wife, was immensely proud of his children, and adored his grandsons. His greatest desire and life’s devotion was that his family was happy and provided for. He loved making plans and leaves behind several for them to enjoy in his memory. He was close with his parents, deeply loved his siblings, and treasured family gatherings. His passing leaves a hole in the hearts of so many friends and family who loved him.
Friends may visit between 2-4 & 6-8 pm on Sunday, October 4 at the Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home, 650 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester. A Vigil Service will be held at the funeral home at 7:45pm. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30am on Monday, October 5 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 132 S. High St., Lancaster, with Fr. Craig Eilerman, Celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Lancaster. Masks are required in the funeral home and church, and social distancing must be observed.
Friends who wish may contribute to Madison Twp Firefighters Local 2507, 6600 Gender Rd., Canal Winchester, OH 43110 in Chuck’s memory.
The family extends a special thank you to the nursing staff of The James intensive care unit, especially Sean, Amy, Karen, and Dennis, for their compassion, guidance and unwavering support during the hardest day of our lives.