FITCH, Charles Richard "Bub," 78, of Bellaire, Ohio, died Saturday January 12, 2013.
He was born September 20, 1934, in Bellaire, Ohio, a son of the late Edward A. and Mary Elizabeth (Meeker) Fitch.
Bub was Methodist by faith and a Bellaire High School graduate of 1952. He retired from North American Coal No. 5 as a coal miner. He enjoyed gardening, riding his tractor, hunting and fishing. Bub also loved to read about history and was a U.S. Army Veteran.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Edward, Jack and Clyde Warren "Hop" Fitch; his sister, Mary Fitch; and a nephew, Merrell Fitch.
He is survived by two sisters, Lucille Fitch of Bellaire, Ohio and Joyce Roque of Fishtail, Montana; two nephews, John W. Fitch of Bellaire, Ohio, and Jerry Roque of Elverson, Pa.; two nieces, Sandra F. Wallace of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and Bonnie S. Maffee of St. Clairsville, Ohio; and two sisters-in-law, Helen L. Fitch, and Wilma L. Fitch.
Family and friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday January 15, 2013, at the Bauk-necht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire OH 43906, where funeral services will be held Wednesday January 16, 2013 at 1 p.m.
Interment in Davis Cemetery, Bellaire, Ohio, with a service from the Belmont Co. Veterans Association.
Memorial contributions may be made to South Bellaire Methodist Church.
Online condolences at www.altmeyer.com.