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Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
Charles Botkin
Charles "Charlie" Botkin, 90, St. Marys, died at 7:03 p.m. Sept. 21, 2010, at Liberty Nursing Center in Xenia, where he had been living.
He was born Sept. 7, 1920, in St. Marys, to John and Stella Hertenstein Botkin. On June 11, 1946, he married Mildred Alspaugh, who survives in Xenia.
Also surviving are a daughter, Jean Rupert, Xenia; two brothers, Glenn (Helen) Botkin, San Diego, Calif., and Frank (Sally) Botkin, Lima; two grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, John Botkin; and a sister, Janelle Glass.
He was a 1941 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and served in World War II. He retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in St. Marys where he worked as a tool and die maker. He was a member of the former First Presbyterian Church in St. Marys. He was a 65-year member of the Mercer Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons in St. Marys. He also was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He helped build the Memorial Park Bridge in St. Marys.
Funeral rites are 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys, the Rev. Tim Smith officiating. Burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Miami Valley Hospice.
Condolences can be left at Millerfuneralhomes.net.
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