Charles D. Bollinger

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414 E. Main Street New Washington OH 44854 2/13/2011 14:00:00

414 E. Main Street New Washington OH 44854 2/14/2011 11:00:00

Charles (Chuck) D. Bollinger, age 83, passed away Feb 8, 2011. He was born in Willard, OH on October 27, 1927 to George and Georganna (Summer) Bollinger. He proudly served in the US Navy during WW II in the Marshall Islands as a Pharmacist’s Mate. Charles owned and operated Bollinger Cut Rate in New Washington, OH from 1955-1985 and was named one of the Outstanding Retailers of the Year in the general merchandise category in 1961 with the award presented by VP Lyndon Johnson. His store was recently commemorated in the remake of the movie “True Grit” with Bollinger Cut Rate posted on one of the buildings in a town scene. Charles also operated Bollinger Cut Rate in Greenwich, OH from 1972-1980. Charles was always known for his strong work ethic. In retirement he worked part time for various food brokers, managed a trailer park, was a YMCA desk clerk and a gas station attendant. Even during the last year and in frail health, he assisted his son Dan in his business.
He is proceeded in death by wives Roslyn (nee Clark) and Margaret (nee Heisler).
Charles was a loving father to Pamela L. Bollinger (Dave Kelley) of Bucyrus, Oh; Daniel C. Bollinger (Kathy) of Strongsville, Oh; step-daughter Kay Pennybaker of Willard, OH; and step-son Danny Young (Rose Ann) of Tucson, AZ. Caring brother to Barbara Schumaker and Earl Bollinger (deceased). Grandfather to Zachary Bollinger, Shelley Young, Jennifer Vasquez, Mindy Pennybaker, Christy Pennybaker and Scott Young. Uncle to Jean Ann, Jim and John Schumaker.
Friends may call on Sunday, February 13, 2010 at the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington, OH from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM. The funeral will be held on Monday, February 14, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington with Rev. Doug Winner officiating. Burial will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Willard, OH. In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be made to the American Lung Association, American Kidney Foundation, or American Heart Association. Online condolences may be left for the family at


Sandy Coder Plano - Feb 23, 2011

To the Bollinger Family, Your father brings back so many happy childhood memories…stopping by Chuck’s every day after school to have a cherry coke and talking and laughing with Chuck about things that happened at school that day. He was always smiling and always so nice to us. My parents bought my first typewriter from Chuck which lasted through college and teaching for 20 years. You have my deepest sympathy.

Pat Eckstein Keen - Feb 18, 2011

So sorry to hear about your dad. Was just reading it in the paper. I remember coming to hour house as we grew up to play. It was always
fun to come to the store. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Sarah Kaple Nye - Feb 13, 2011

Your father and his store will always bring to mind many happy childhood memories. A walk uptown always included a stop at “Chuck’s” and if you were lucky enough to have a dime in your pocket, a frosty mug of root beer could be had at the soda fountain. Your father always had a smile on his face when greeting his customer’s and he was always interested in how life was treating you.
What a wonderful famliy he raised in our little town of New Washington. My deepest sympathy to Chuck’s family, God bless you all.

Ted McCleese - Feb 13, 2011

Pam, so sorry to hear about your dad. You are in our prayers.
Ted & Colleen

Terry&Rosie Hobbs - Feb 12, 2011

To Chucks Family: So sorry to hear of Chucks passing. New Washington would have never been the same without Bollingers. We all grew up going there and talking to Chuck who always had a smile on his face. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Terry and Rosie Hobbs, Monroe Ga.

Birdie Shifflet - Feb 12, 2011

Dear Pam,
So sorry for the loss of your Father. Remember the good times, it does help heal.

Kellie Ritchey - Feb 12, 2011

The Bollinger Family: I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Bollinger was such a kind man. I remember growing up in New Washington and riding to the store on my bike to pick up something for my grandma. Mr. Bollinger would give me a piece of penny gum telling me that it was for taking such good care of my grandma. Growing up in a small town with wonderful people like your dad was such an incredible blessing. May the Lord comfort you during this time.

Edward White - Feb 12, 2011

Will never forget Chuck; the best businessman in Dutchtown for many years. Would like to pass along our deepest sympathy to the family. Ed and Ann White

Ellee Filidoro - Feb 11, 2011

The Bollinger Family:
I am very sorry about your lose.
I hope these words help a little…
Hold fast to your memories, to all of the cherished moments of the past, to the blessings and the laughter, the joys and the celebrations, the sorrow and the tears. They all add up to a
treasure of fond yesterdays that you shared and spent together, and they keep the one you loved close to you in spirit and thought.
The special moments and memories in your life will never change. They will always be in your heart, today and forevermore.
With deepest sympathy.
Ellee Filidoro
Dear Friend from Strongsville, Ohio