FITCH, Charles Richard “Bub”

FITCH, Charles Richard “Bub”, 78, of Bellaire, OH died Saturday, January 12, 2013.

He was born September 20, 1934 in Bellaire, OH, 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, OH and Joyce Roque of Fishtail, MT; two nephews, John W. Fitch of Bellaire, OH, and Jerry Roque of Elverson, PA.; two nieces, Sandra F. Wallace of Reynoldsburg, OH, and Bonnie S. Maffee of St. Clairsville, OH; 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 Bauknecht- 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, OH, with a service from the Belmont Co. Veterans Association.

Memorial contributions may be made to South Bellaire Methodist Church.

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