Charles A. “Chuck” Nash

Charles A. “Chuck” Nash

Charles A. “Chuck” Nash, 89, of Chautauqua, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at home.

He was born April 25, 1928, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of the late Clarence and Florence LaGore Nash.

He was a 1946 graduate of Chautauqua High School and also a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology earning his photography degree.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a lifetime member of the Mayville Veterans of Foreign War Post 8647.

Before retirement, he was employed as a foreman with Local Union 621, working in the construction of many local schools. In earlier years, after graduation from RIT, he worked at Kodak for six years fol-lowed by owning and operating a photography studio in Chautauqua Institution. After the closure of his studio he began working in construction at a few local companies including Graves Construction and Honky Tonk Construction. He had also been a bus driver for the Chautauqua Central School.

Charles A. “Chuck” Nash

He was a former member of Hurlbut Memorial Unit-ed Methodist Church and was currently worshiping at the North Harmony United Methodist Church.

He enjoyed woodworking, handcrafting many wood clocks and using his skills to build two houses.

Chuck is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bonnie L. Krotzer Nash, whom he married on Aug. 31, 1963; four daughters: Kathleen (Don) Larson, Karen (Duane) Hultberg, Kay (Steve) Ribbing, Kristie (Victor) Murphy; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Mohler.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in the North Harmony United Methodist Church. The Rev. Carolyn Stow, will officiate.

Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Ash-ville.

Friends will be received by the family on Sunday from 3-6 p.m. in the Lind Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care, 20 W. Fair-mount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750, or the North Harmony United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 30, May-ville, NY 14757, or Chautauqua Fire Department, 2 Royal Way, Mayville, NY 14757.

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