Charles Mark

Obituary of Charles Richard Mark

Mark, Charlie “Chuck, Chaz” Bay City, MI Charlie, age 85, passed away April 17, 2021. He was born September 4, 1935 in Bay City, Michigan. He was a graduate of Bay City Central class of 1953. He was a member of Spec 4 17th FA Korea, United States Army. Where he served a year in Korea as a battery clerk and military baseball player. He was a sports enthusiast and loved to play ball, which were the best times of his life. He played ball beginning in the 1940’s ‘till resting his bat when he turned the young age of 80. Charlie was an All Star Player and played Fast pitch softball, modified slow pitch and blooper ball. He was a three-time tabletop tennis champion, and carried his Bay County Recreational Basketball team to the championship thru decades. Chuck was Coach Elmer Engels first football, student manager, during the fifties and his second baseman in 1953. Chuck worked for Northern Auto Supply for 12 years, and Consumers Powers for 31 years, the last seven years of which as known as Mr. Dig. Charlie enjoyed spending 32 good years with his partner Diane Schaffer playing golf and traveling. Chaz also enjoyed all his buddies at the Green Hut having a beer, two, three or more. Surviving are partner, Diane Scharffe; sister-in-law, Rita (Don)Baker; daughter, Allison (Sam) Spencer; son, Chris (Beckie) Mark; nieces and nephews, Don and Dr. Scott Baker; Marcy, John, Clark and Terri; grandchildren, Robbie and Connor Ligett, Fischer and Crosbie Mark, Hannah, Layne and Ethan Johnson. He was predeceased by his wife Lois Mark, Kim Petee, daughter, Ashley Johnson; and brother, John Mark. In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Memorial Contributions to Brian’s House or the Wishes of the Family. To sign online guestbook, visit
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