Online Obituaries

In Loving Memory
Charles H. Fogle
12/13/1951 - 1/14/2009





Charles H. Fogle, 57 born December 13, 1951, went wherever we all go to on January 14, 2009. He was preceded in death by his father Chuck Fogle, his mother Barbara Hart Fogle and his aunts, uncles and grandparents.

Charlie is survived by his older brother Bob Fogle (Patti Vroom) of Charlotte, NC, his older sister Janet Fogle McKim (Bob) of Coal Run, OH, his other brother Henry R. Burke (Anne) of Marietta, OH , two nephews Brian and Geoffrey Fogle and his god-son Gabriel Hart McKitrick of Marietta, OH.

Charlie was a photographer, a newscaster for WMOA, a newspaper columnist for the Marietta A.M. and most recently employed at Spencer House, a recovery center in Newark, OH.

No flowers or donations please Charlie hated all that stuff.

Memorial services will be held at Hadley Funeral Home Marietta Chapel 500 5th Street 2:00 P.M. Friday January 23, 2009.

Online condolences may be made to hadleyfuneralhomes.com

Online Condolences
From: Debbie (Noland) Nitsche   Bensalem Pennsylvania
Relationship:  friend of Henry & Anne Burke

I am sadden to hear about the passing of Charlie. Marietta, Ohio surely has lost a great person who contributed to much to the history of Washington County, Ohio. He will be missed. Thank you Charlie for all your work, and my thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of grief.
Sent:  1/15/2009
From: Kevin A Welch   Marietta OH
Relationship:  Friend from MSHS

I am sorry for your loss. I remember Charlie as an outgoing fun loving person. I am sure he will be missed by many.
Sent:  1/16/2009
From: James T. Decker   Cincinnati Ohio
Relationship:  Brother-in-Spirit-at-Times

It is very, very sad to know that Charlie has passed. His personality and view of the world was remarkable for its' independence and originality. His spirit was always hopeful and almost always joyful. Charlie left many of his own dreams unfulfilled, but through the kindness of his spirit, he left more behind than he might have known. Charlie was always a good and trusted friend. I think he died in the manner he would have wished. I will never forget him or our friendship.
Sent:  1/16/2009
From: Doreen Horn   Marietta Ohio
Relationship:  Friend

Charlie was one of my dearest, dearest friends and I will miss him very much. The world without Charlie will certainly be duller place! He touched so many lives and many will feel the abscence of his presence!! Miss you, FogleMan!!
Sent:  1/16/2009
From: Linda Vega Theobald   Marietta Ohio
Relationship:  Friend

I am sadden to know that Charlie is no longer with us here but I am sure that where ever he is he is having fun playing his mind games and flashing his smile. We loved you Charlie and were better for it.
Sent:  1/16/2009
From: Dan McCabe   Amarillo Texas
Relationship:  Friend

I'm saddened to hear of Charlie's passing. But, upon reflection, consider myself fortunate to have known such a unique and talented individual. Charlie, wherever you are, I'll always cherish your memory.
Sent:  1/16/2009
From: Pam McKitrick McBride   Marietta Ohio
Relationship:  Friend

My heart is saddened by the loss of Charlie. Memories go all the way back to high school. My grandchildren loved Charlie (Gabe, Michal, & Ariel McKitrick) and he made a place in their hearts forever. His impact and selfless giving for them was amazing. Thanks to him. I loved those conversations we had over the years. He truly was a unique and amazing person. Pam McKitrick McBride
Sent:  1/16/2009
From: Dorothy Vega Lowe   Marietta OHIO
Relationship:  Charlie's "Other" Sister

Charlie was touching my heart on the day he died...I just didn't know why I was thinking and reminiscing of our times together on that particular day..but he always was one full of surprises. I will truly miss him as he was like a brother to me for 40 plus years. My condolences to his family for the loss of this truly wonderful person.
Sent:  1/16/2009
From: Paul Burke   Canton Ohio
Relationship:  Friend

I was very saddened to hear about the passing of Charlie. Due to his friendship with my father and our family I have known him my entire life. One of my earliest memories is of Charlie visiting our home on a Christmas day many, many years ago and drinking a spiked glass of egg nog with my Dad! I will always remember his intellectuality, his sense of humor, and his accidental inspiration for the Born Again Pagan Religion!
Sent:  1/16/2009
From: Michael Gulliver   Lowell OH
Relationship:  Friend

Growing up with Charlie was a unique and pleasurable experience. Charlie usually had a humorous way of looking at life's experiences using discussion, print, cartoons and photo's. Charlie contributed and gave back to the Marietta community in many subtle and comical ways. Charlie has helped many people and I am one of them!! Charlie's color in life will not be replaced!
Sent:  1/16/2009
From: John Freeland   Lancaster OH
Relationship:  Old Friend

Charlie, it's been a long time...too long. Wherever you are, something fun is happening. We'll miss you.
Sent:  1/16/2009
From: JULIE COX   MARIETTA OH
Relationship:  FRIEND

I will always remember Charlie being around when I was in my 20's and giving me great advice. He sure helped get me through that confusing time!!! To a unique man who will never be forgotten
Sent:  1/16/2009
From: Roger Patterson   Marietta OH
Relationship:  Teacher

I was fortunate to have Charlie in an Eighth Grade American History class my first year of teaching. He was so inquisitive and always had a question and an opinion. I re-connected with Charlie many years later when I returned to Marietta. I will always remember him with his camera and bicycle, because he engage dme in conversation whenever we met. I missed him when he moved from Marietta.
Sent:  1/16/2009
From: Heather   Marietta Ohio
Relationship:  Friend

Charlie was a truly colorful character that touched many lives; he will not simply fade away. To know him, one either hated him or loved him best of all: there was no middle ground. This is a loss for many, many people whose lives he helped save, homes he brought color to and faces that he made smile. But Charlie would not want us to be sad - we just cannot help it. I knew Charlie all my life and I am very grateful for that. As in life, so in death, Charlie Fogle is saving more lives still through his donations. He is a part of history that will not be forgotten and when a person this big passes on, the world tilts on its axis a little. ~We miss you, Charlie, but wont forget.~
Sent:  1/16/2009
From: Tracey Maine   Parkersburg WV
Relationship:  Fan

My fondest memories of Charlie are of him hanging out in the old Penney University Coffee House. Therefore, my hope is that, if Heaven really exists, then it is a giant Bohemian coffee house. I hope Charlie-with his trusty camera by his side- is sitting off in a corner next to a pile of books, sharring photography tips with Andy Warhole, encouraging Jim Morrison and Dave Brubeck to perform a duet and making dates with both Marilyn Monroe and Janis Joplin. Here's to you Mr. Fogle!
Sent:  1/16/2009
From: Emily Voelker   Chicago Il
Relationship:  friend

I was very sorry to learn about Charlie; he was a very good person and a fantastic friend! I'm sure he is somewhere this very moment enjoying endless amounts of diet cokes and snapping beautiful pictures. He will be greatly missed!!
Sent:  1/16/2009
From: Carol Wharff   Marietta OH
Relationship:  friend

He was one of the most unique and interesting personalities I've ever met. I was thinking of him just this morning (before I read of his passing) and remembering how he used to interview the "common man" on the radio and make it interesting. I've missed seeing him around and will remember him always. Carol
Sent:  1/16/2009
From: Dan Benson   Marietta OHIO
Relationship:  Friend

When I understood that Charlie had passed I felt sad. But I soon realized what a gift I had received knowing Charlie. I always enjoyed his council and outlook on things and use his advice to this day. He had a way of using analogies to explain things in a way I could understand, and I needed that. He was so unique and I really admired that, along with his great since of humor. I loved his interviews with the people of our town when he worked at WMOA and his photographs were always special. I remember coming out of a fire one time and seeing him in the crowd shooting pictures, it gave me a feeling of relief just seeing him. Anytime I would see him walking or riding his bicycle around town it brought a smile to my day. He loved the river and and could bring many stories to light about it. Charlie, I really enjoyed your fellowship and spirit. I hope to see you again some day. And Janet, I love you.
Sent:  1/16/2009
From: Jean Freeland   Marietta Ohio
Relationship:  Aquiantance

I never had the oppotunity to hold a conversation with Charlie and I thought he must be insane, but I've heard many good things of him and that he has been doing much good for many people. I do know that he loved setting off fireworks and I hope wherever he is they assign that task to Charlie. My condolences to Janet and all of his family and friends. I pray for you to find Peace in your hearts just from his memory.
Sent:  1/16/2009
From: Stacey Adams Hall   Marietta Ohio
Relationship:  friend

What a thought to try to grasp that Charlie has passed away...My family and I already miss being his neighbor and friend...we'll never forget the lasting pictures that he has taken for us, with us & the wonderful stories that will be recorded in our minds forever.Peace & love-Suzi, Stacey & Sherry
Sent:  1/16/2009
From: Christine C. Morrison   Marietta OH
Relationship:  chattering acquaintence

Charlie was a good soul who I hope to meet again wherever it is that we go. We talked politics and books and, ocassonally, bizarre societal events. Charlie had a unique and quick mind which I enjoyed-and always a smile. In memory. Christine Morrison
Sent:  1/16/2009
From: Brenda Lisk   Marietta Ohio
Relationship:  Good Friend

I hate that Charlie has gone on so soon and unexpectedly. He was and is a bright spot in my memory and an inspiration always. Why? Because he was not a whiner and not a sponge, sucking the lifeblood off others - or expecting anyone else to solve his problems. But mainly because he loved to be there to help others, with his compassion and crazy stories and because he had guts and was endlessly amusing and friendly. He loved people, history and photography. I hope his collection of photos is found and preserved. I believe that Charlie would be thankful that he did not have to become dependent upon others to take care of him, or that he would be forced to lose his dignity through helplessness. He was doing what he loved best, helping others and having a brand new rotating audience to hear his stories, and sharing his experience, strength and hope. The last time I saw Charlie he was so happy to report that he had been hired, full time and with health insurance! It was a real job and the best one he could imagine, and I was so happy for him. Charlie was my good friend and I will miss him, but I never will forget him. Love, Brenda
Sent:  1/16/2009
From: Jim Dawson  
Relationship:  Friend

PS: Please share my previous message online.
Sent:  1/16/2009
From: Nancy & Art   Marietta Oh
Relationship:  Friends

We enjoyed interesting and lengthy conversation with Charlie at First Settlement Restaurant. We missed seeing him around town lately and now will miss him forever.
Sent:  1/16/2009
From: Damien   Marietta (at heart)
Relationship:  Great Admirer

Charlie moved on, Charlie moved on Such a dull place it became when he left. Inspiring eudemonia; Love all all the way Live all all the day. Vision beyond us – Famous potatoes! Sizzinin! Some bugs in our teeth. Duck Creek (Sound) and bridges in fog. (Washington Street, second-east pier at least.) Mud near Whipple - au naturel. Log growing Sisyphus, roll back the stone: What doesn’t belong there? It’s gone. (Words won’t explain that, can’t I watch again?) Please! Front wheel-drive only, go out in the Scout Up the Willamette then glide down the chute. Joyce the Voice, KBOO [pronounced kayboo], 40 and Main. Watch out for bikers – they might get mean. Blitz-Weinhard beer truck painted blue. Red Rocket and roses! At the same time, Out on our front porch. Old green couch; Wow! Triangles, poses, verses in rhyme. I’ve missed you a long time, Charlie my friend. Save us all room there. (We’ll hitch out next week.) Charlie moved on, Charlie moved on Such a bright world he made just for us!
Sent:  1/16/2009
From: anne gray   marietta
Relationship:  friend

I am so glad I had the chance to know Charlie. He had a way of touching your heart and soul. He really was a good friend who I will miss dearly.
Sent:  1/16/2009
From: DrDan   Marietta OH
Relationship:  Friend

I'll never forget the time Charlie stood in the middle of Front Street taking pictures of my trying to climb the post office steps in a wheelchair as the Government was squandering money to repair them. I used Charlie and he used me to bring light to many handicap access issues in the early days before ADA. He always had a "Camel" ready for me to bum. Now the real question is, "Did you let that pig go that the Marietta Police chased for months on end?" I'll sure miss you bud! DrDan
Sent:  1/16/2009
From: Kimberly A. and Maxwell D. Burke   Marietta Ohio
Relationship:  Friend

The first time I met Charlie is when I was married to his other brother Henry. He was very interesting to talk with. Always had a funny joke to tell and make people laugh. Charlie will be sorely missed.I'm sure he is wherever he is having a big laugh. Janet, You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless
Sent:  1/17/2009
From: Eric Payne   Raleigh NC
Relationship:  Friend

Condolenses to the family and other friends of Charlie. It has been many years since I have seen or talked to Charlie but my memories of him are nothing but great. I hope he is carrying his love with him to share where ever he has gone. Actually, I know that heaven is a better place with him there. See ya soon Charlie
Sent:  1/17/2009
From: Beth Burlingame   Marietta OH
Relationship:  Friend

I hope you're in a place where you can have a camera, a computer, and BIG printer... You have so much art and so many stories in you, but thank you for giving us so many stories and pictures that we can still hold on to. My prayers for your family and your friends -- I will miss you Charlie and those ole so hard and difficult interviews you put me through. Just keep on doing your art!
Sent:  1/17/2009
From: Barbara D. Wick   Northfield IL
Relationship:  first cousin

Ah the years have flown by and one of my planned on family relationship opportunities has slipped away. We have long talked of a leisurely drive East, going through the towns I visited as a child and seeing family members who live there. One of these was Marietta, Ohio, with visits to Charlie and his sister Janet. I wanted my husband and hopefully my children and grandchildren to experience this part of our family history. We often visited as children, played throughout their wonderful home, and on the river, enjoying Charlie's Mom's splendid cooking (I was named for her and still use the cookbook she wrote for me when I was married),and trying to mind our manners when Uncle Chuck was about. Charlie was a little squirt in those days (I am a "tad" older) and delightful, full of mischief. We are so very sorry, Janet and Bob, that you have lost Charlie and all the joy and delight he clearly has brought to so many. Marietta will be poorer for his loss and his friends clearly will miss him. Please accept our sympathies and deepest condolences. Barbara and Tom Wick
Sent:  1/17/2009
From: Karen & Peter Prigge   Marietta OH
Relationship:  Friend and neighbor

Charlie always had an interesting way of viewing and looking at things - seldom as you saw them. He always had the story on the other side of the coin. A good friend and neighbor always willing to help and give advice, whether asked for or not. A wonderful person and will be greatly missed.
Sent:  1/17/2009
From: Londa Finkel Marks  
Relationship:  kindred spirit

There are few people in life who stand out, affect you and you remember for all of your life. Like Mike Gulliver and Charlie Kremer, Charlie Fogle was one of those guys who have only added to Marietta’s unique and rich history. They have something that makes them different, that represents the kind of confidence, command and charm that we all want to possess. Thus, they become part of our spirit if even a tiny bit and add to our own personality. Although I didn’t know Charlie personally, I knew who he was of course because he made sure everyone knew who he was. He couldn’t help it. It was part of his code. He wanted to be liked by all and looked at as someone who was bigger than life and had some secrets that could make you understand it all better if you got close enough to him; kind of like the Wizard of Oz. But, I think more than anything else Charlie wanted to know everyone; how everyone ticked, because it added to better understanding his own character and reasons.
Sent:  1/17/2009
From: Cindy Burke   Hartville Ohio
Relationship:  friend

I am deeply saddened to hear of Charlie's passing. I had seen him in May at Kim's wedding, taking pictures. We just couldn't seem to hug each other enough that day. Charlie used to 'breeze' into town and I knew that I was in for several all niters, the '4 great minds'. But what a treat they were! Charlie had a special smile, chuckle, and twinkle in his eye. His great one liners, his sketches, and carvings. He will be very much missed. Save the last dance for me Charlie!! Hugs & Love
Sent:  1/17/2009
From: Ebb   Marietta Ohio
Relationship:  Friend

Be at peace now, and sleep well.
Sent:  1/18/2009
From: Carol   Williamstown WV
Relationship:  friend

I admired & appreciated Charlie's sense of humor, way of thinking, and artistic abilities. Watching his play doh creations explode was a healing & spiritual experience. Hopefully our paths will cross again some day. My thoughts & prayers are with Janet, family, & friends.
Sent:  1/18/2009
From: Tasha   Christchurch New Zealand
Relationship:  friend

As I sit here halfway across the world, I'm still finding it hard to believe that Charlie has left us. On my last visit home, Marietta seemed different to me without him around and now I'm realizing that it will never be the same again. Where can I start? Charlie was a good friend to many people, I'm very lucky to have been one of those. He brought me joy. he made me laugh and dried my tears many times. Lately I've been going over so many memories in my head, 24 hour dining at The Mountaineer, sitting out on The Becky on hot summer nights smoking cigerettes and talking the night away. When Gabe was born, when the River Rats were conceived, all those cups of coffee at Penny University, lunches at the Levee on warm summer days. I remember how Charlie seemed to float around, like the breeze. What a kind, big- hearted, quick- witted, wonderful man. The world is just less without him. He will live on in my heart for the rest of my days. I can hear Charlie now-with a sigh: "What a long, strange trip it's been, darlin" He loved a bit of poetry and music, I adored that about him. In memory of that I'll sign off with this; Laistrygonians, Cyclops, angry Poseidon- don't be afraid of them: you'll never find things like that on your way as long as you keep your thoughts raised high, as long as a rare excitement stirs your spirit and your body. Laistrygonians, cyclops, wild Poseidon- you won't encounter them unless you bring them along inside your soul, unless your soul sets them up in front of you. -Constantine Cavafy "Ithaka" Charlie will always be loved and deeply missed.
Sent:  1/18/2009
From: Mitchell Boden   Newark OH
Relationship:  Friend

My deepest condolences to the family and other friends who will probably feel the loss of Charlie more than I, although I cried my share of tears. He was a good friend, and did more for me than I ever did for him. The most I can recall him allowing me to do was to occasionally praise him for his insight and brilliant mind. I am a recovering alcoholic and met Charlie as a result of my attendance at recovery meetings in the Newark area. I liked him right away for his humor and unique insights in this area; then, later for the same traits about other subjects, including politics, religeon, and history. He was part of an "intervention" that was done on my behalf last year after I'd started drinking again; and I'll never forget that he'd asked if they should bring me more beer before they showed up to talk to me. His later comments about the importance of finding happiness in sobriety also stuck with me as a point of resounding significance. I always enjoyed the times we spent together, and I will forever miss his humor and particular insights. I will always remember him wearing his unique hats, and riding his bicycle, and for always having a book to read with him on his person. And I'll miss his comments and valuable contributions to our recovery meetings. I'll forward the link to this site to a few others in the Newark area since his obituary never appeared in the Newark paper. He will be missed here as much as he is missed in Marietta. My deepest condolences, again.
Sent:  1/18/2009
From: Michel S. Perdreau   Reynoldsburg (formerly Athens) Ohio
Relationship:  Friend

Condolences to the family. I shared his friendship thru Henry, thus was introduced. A special person in the lives of many. RIP. Michel
Sent:  1/18/2009
From: Karen Kitchen   Newark Ohio
Relationship:  Friend in recovery

What a wonderful picture of Charlie! My daughter Zoie and I loved him dearly and learned so much from him. He was a truly unique person. His photographs hang in Club Serenity up here in Newark, so he will never be forgotten. He helped so many in AA with his knowledge, humor and special way of story-telling. Our condolences to the family - our prayers are with you.
Sent:  1/19/2009
From: Kimberly Marie Burke   Lafayette Indiana
Relationship:  family/friend

Charlie was and is a great inspiration to those in his life. He knew how to make you laugh, feel good, and look at things with a different perspective.He would share his stories and ideas and keep you mesmerized. When he would meet a boyfriend of mine, he would always look them up and down, I know he was thinking none of them were good enough for me. Until he met my husband,and told me I finally had his approval. THANK YOU CHARLIE FOR ENRICHING OUR LIVES. I LOVE YOU AND WILL MISS THE WAY YOUR SMILE AND SPARKLING EYES WOULD LIGHT UP A ROOM !!!!! YOUR SPIRIT IS EMBEDDED IN US!!
Sent:  1/19/2009
From: Debbie Stodberg   Marietta OH
Relationship:  admirer

You will not be forgotten. You touched peoples lives more than you'll ever know. You had a unique way of looking at and living life. You put a smile on the faces of many...what a wonderful legacy to leave behind. Debbie
Sent:  1/19/2009
From: David Lee   Heath Ohio
Relationship:  Friend

Charlie made it possible for me to bare the unbarable. He got me to eat when I was too depressed and would not take care of myself for days. He helped me find the will to live. Charlie taught me unconditional love. If it were not fot him I assure you I would not be alive today. I want to live and carry on to help people like he did. But I'm sorry I am too heartbroken to do my feelings for him justice and write much more. I just want to thank you for sharing him with me and so many others.
Sent:  1/19/2009
From: Scott McKitrick   Marietta Ohio
Relationship:  Long time friend

Charlie was a dear friend of my brother Steve to begin with and then a friend of our entire family! While I have many stories I could tell you, I will only say that Charlie was one of the most intectual people I've ever met in my life. So very aware of what's going on in the world. An interesting person to have conversation with to say the least!! I wanted to make sure that Charlie knows he is in my thoughts and heart because I will be out of town on Friday. I would definitely have been to the memorial service. Charlie, take care and keep the fun going as we'll come see you soon enough!!
Sent:  1/19/2009
From: Donna Foster   Blacklick OH
Relationship:  friend and high school classmate

Charlie and I were in home room together in high school but I didn't really get to know him until one of our reunions. For almost two hours we talked about religion and philosophy. Great fun! For me, respectful and intense are two words that describe Charlie. He will be missed.
Sent:  1/19/2009
From: jennifer klintworth   newark ohio
Relationship:  friend

I would like to offer up my sympathies to charlies family, janet whom i have had the pleasure of meeting, you are in my thoughts and prayers, What a woderful human being, I was so honored to have known him, I was so blessed to have laughed with him, cried with him,shared this journey known as life with him. he will forever live in my thoughts and my heart, thanks to him and his profound insight, his gifted mind, his open heart, and charming nature. I was able to grow and ghange in my recovery to wich he played a huge part.He played a huge roll in my eight year old sons life as well, bub wants (CHARLIE) to know that they will someday play chess again Soar on graet friend.You will be thought of often LOVE JENN...
Sent:  1/19/2009
From: Jim Dawson   Los Angeles
Relationship:  Old friend

I think this long, long list of fond remembrances, coming in from all over the world from all kinds of people. tells you everything you need to know about Charle Fogle. Now, what's going to happen to the ducks?
Sent:  1/19/2009
From: Phyllis Wells   Venice Florida
Relationship:  Teacher

Having been assiciated with Marietta Hight School for 25years, I knew many young people. There was something interesting and unique in each. Charlie was one of my favorites due to his uniqueness. Bob,(a student in the first history class I ever taught)and Janet, please accept my sympathy.
Sent:  1/19/2009
From: Shane King   Parkersburg WV
Relationship:  Friend

Charlie and I were neighbors for many years. He always had a cheerful, "hello neighbor!" if he saw me coming and usually an interesting story to add. He'll be missed for sure.
Sent:  1/20/2009
From: Art Leister   Marietta Ohio
Relationship:  Friend

Charle was a great friend, we have been known to sit and talk for hours. I am truly blessed to have known him.
Sent:  1/20/2009
From: Lila Handschumaker-McKitrick & Steve McKitrick   Baltimore Ohio
Relationship:  Friend

My first love and a life long friend to both Steve and myself. Thank you Charlie for your fiendship. You will be missed. Love Lila & Steve
Sent:  1/20/2009
From: Angie Scott   Birmingham Alabama
Relationship:  friend

Yes, a lot of us will miss you Charlie. When you walked into a room, you brought a certain presence with you. Jovial, robust, intellectual mischievous, genuine care and compassion, creative genius and a unique perception. Just a few of the many facets of Charlie. Thanks for all the warm smiles and the true kindness. Your legend will continue for many moons. May all these messages bring comfort to your family and friends.
Sent:  1/20/2009
From: David and Vicki Byers   Newark Ohio
Relationship:  Friend

Charlie was a wonderful man with a big heart. Deepest sympathy to the family... On to the big meeting in the sky my friend. Rest easy
Sent:  1/20/2009
From: Rachel Sipe Smith   Colorado Springs Co
Relationship:  Apprentice

When I heard Charlie had left, all I could think of was how much I wanted to talk to him. Charlie had strength, insight, understanding and unwavering love…he could talk me through this; it was his forte. My apologizes to whomever has his phone, please leave it on for a bit… I loved Charlie dearly, and I am forever in debt to his fondness for people watching and coffee. We meet over a cup of coffee, and we had a common connection, as we were both Lawyers kids. From the day I met Charlie I was enamored with him, and we joked that our age difference was tragic. I will forever carry him in my heart, grateful for the chance to know and love him. Charlie had so much admiration, pride and love for his family. To Charlie’s family, my heart goes out to you. Two dogs are tired but happy…
Sent:  1/20/2009
From: Kristin Lewis   Heath Ohio
Relationship:  friend

Rest in peace wherever you are Charlie. That bit had to be written by you in your obit. The wit and the humor. I'll miss your keen way of telling a story and I'm forever grateful that I got to hear your story. Blessings be with the family.
Sent:  1/20/2009
From: Jas. Locke   Encino CA
Relationship:  Friend, neighbor, spiritual brothah

Chas; I wondered why our third floor wasn't like your third floor, why I never saw Bob except the picture at the high school, and why your sister walked on tippy-toes. (You told me, Janet, but I've slept since then and I forget.) Oh yeah, there was the time you came over and wanted to buy some cherry bombs (when they were real cherry bombs...). I sold a few to you and then I got in trouble for that. (Funny, but that never came up in any 4th step.) Kick the Can and Capture the Flag on our block; green apples at Peavey's; our talks on the river bank; always ready with a smile and an opine -- both forever unique -- those are just a few of the thoughts I've had since I heard of your premature demise. (It IS true, isn't it? I mean, you're not faking this for some article are you??) No doubt you lived the way you wanted and went out the same way; I gotta admire you for that. I'll stop in and say something next time I'm in town - and though you won't be there, you will never be gone. So long, Chas.
Sent:  1/21/2009
From: Ray Smith   Marietta Ohio
Relationship:  friend

I met Charlie for the first time when I was a young trial lawyer who just won a big felony trial. Charlie was working for the local radio station WMOA and asked me what I thought of the jury's verdict. My response was "that was awesome, totally awesome!!" He had put a tape recorder near my mouth and I got to thinking what had I just said. I asked him to rewind the tape and ask the question again. He did and was gracious enough not to broadcast my true reaction to having won my first felony jury trial. I know Charlie probably kept it and laughed about it. Charlie was full of life and lived life to the fullest!! He will be greatly missed by all!!
Sent:  1/21/2009
From: L.T.   Cambridge Ohio
Relationship:  Janet's friend

I wish to convey my deepest sympathy to Janet and her family on the loss of their beloved brother Charlie. No words of comfort can bring him back, but I hope the following native american eulogy Might ease your grief a little... I give you this one thought to keep...I am with you still, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autmn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not think of me as gone... I am with you still in each new dawn. Rest in peace with your maker my brother. God Bless...L.T.
Sent:  1/21/2009
From: Sandy & Deano Hartshorn   Cutler Ohio
Relationship:  Friend

AS most of the concolences have read what a great loss to those here on earth but what a wonderful gain to those above! I've sat for many hours and listened to Charlies stories and humor and don't ever remember of ever getting bored with any of them. Charlie I never told you this but I love you bro and many times how I used your message, Now you can take spectculiar pictures. Janet to you and yours "What an insperation you have been" I love you and miss talking to you. Gods Grace Sandy and Deano.
Sent:  1/22/2009
From: Mike Cullums   Marietta Ohio
Relationship:  friend

Charlie could make his friends smile just by showing up. I learned a lot from Charlie, especially to not take myself or anyone or anything too seriously. One way in which his warped but brilliant outlook revealed itself was his favorite question as WMOA news director: “Why are you digging that hole?” Armed with a tape recorder and camera, Charlie must have asked that question a hundred times of various laborers, city employees, homeowners, anyone he saw digging a hole. The results of those interviews were often fascinating, very human and down to earth. Just like Charlie. So long, old friend. See you on the other side.
Sent:  1/22/2009
From: Tom & Laurie Munc   Coal Run OH
Relationship:  Janet's next door neighbor

Our thoughts are with you Janet and your family and Charlie's friends. We know he will be greatly missed. Tom & Laurie
Sent:  1/22/2009
From: Lee Thomas & Tina Lightfritz   Marietta Ohio
Relationship:  aquantance

Remeber Charlie from the 60's to the present time always will remeber his radio voice and him hanging in the downtown area toting a camera looking for that camera shot of time and space of a little quaint town we all lived in. I didn't know him well but I always respected him for being another towny like myself, Sorry to hear of his passing he is going to a better place he will be missed by many :-) Lee Thomas & Tina Lightfritz
Sent:  1/22/2009
From: paul voisinet   kingwood tx
Relationship:  old friend

Just heard from brother Larry about Charlie today! Remember him most from the times I stayed at Charlie Kremer's house, the time we all got caught for throwing tomatoes thru the sorority windows along 5th street, and we wouldn't have been caught except for Kremer's dog Clancy! He was always a good guy and very bright, with lots of humor! I'm sure Marietta will miss him and my condolences to his family!
Sent:  1/22/2009
From: Dee Arnold   Marietta Ohio
Relationship:  acquaintance

I didn't really know Charlie all that well, but I was deeply saddened by his passing. Throughout the years, whenever I saw Charlie, he was always smiling, always friendly and always had something witty to say. He had a presence. He seemed to be one of those souls who transcended the everyday. I can still see him riding down Fifth Street on a bike, waving and smiling with a camera strapped to his back. So long Charlie, you touched more lives than you know.
Sent:  1/22/2009
From: Shannah L. Hensler   Marietta OH
Relationship:  Friend

Charlie always reminded me of home. Even when he was living in other places. Nothing will ever be the same here without him. If his soul moves on to a place to which we all can follow him, I know he will save a cool spot for us to hang out. Much love and gratitude to Janet and family. If there's anything I can do...
Sent:  1/22/2009
From: Dennis Sipe   Marietta Ohio
Relationship:  Friend

Charlie's passing is a time for great sorrow for me and yet as I reflect on my loss I can not resist the urge to smile. Charlie did that to me, the smiling thing. My first Charlie memory is a court appearance. Charlie was there camera in hand. I was there with a client and an umbrella. I can see Charlie aiming his camera, but because of other people he had to lean over a railing thus exposing him to a fall and considerable injury. He was so intent on the photo that he lost his balance and almost met with that considerable injury. He got his photo and I got to witness that wonderful smile. Charlie put that picture in the paper and secured for me a reputation as a trial lawyer. He later used the photo to advertise a photography show. Charlie was gracious, considerate and humble. I can not recall a time that upon meeting him he did not ask me how I was and what I was up to in my profession. He cared about others. I found it difficult to get him to tell me about what he was up to unless he had a story about helping someone else. Charlie was about others and not himself. This world is going to miss his caring and his insight into the human condition. I am going to miss that smile.
Sent:  1/22/2009
From: Cynthia Stewart   Oberlin Ohio
Relationship:  MSHS friend, Duck Creek companion

I was never in love with Charlie Fogle. But I sure did love him. In the spring of my senior (his junior) year he did the most outrageous, most daring, bravest, most romantic thing I had ever witnessed in my life. He left. Remember, this is Marietta, Ohio in the late 60's (= Dark Ages). One day he was in school, and the next he just upped and left for California and points wherever. His example has stayed with me all these years: What is presented to you as best for you ain't necessarily so. Just because no one else has ever done something doesn't mean it's not a good thing to do. Status quo usually benefits from a little shaking up. What's inside you is better off if it comes out. Thank you, Charlie
Sent:  1/22/2009
From: Harry (Hoddy) Fogle   Seminole Florida
Relationship:  1st Cousin

To Janet and Bob, our deepest sympathy....We are thinking of you and praying for you...Our Love, the Florida Fogles (Aunt Bobbie, Jiffy, Dee Dee, and Hoddy).
Sent:  1/22/2009
From: stan harman   marietta
Relationship:  family friend

janet and bob, i am so sorry to learn of charlie's death. he was special indeed. you have my very deep sympathy.
Sent:  1/23/2009
From: Nancy Weber Hopkins   Bluffton SC
Relationship:  Chilhood neighbor

To Janet & Bob, I have just read the wonderful condolences from Charlie's friends. What a tribute to him. Living beside you all for all of our childhoods I have pleasant memories. We used to have fun and then get in trouble with our parents. Charlie being the little tag along brother!! I have over the years heard good things regarding Charlie. He used to stop and talk to Glenn (my father) on the porch.Dad always enjoyed those talks. He affected many lives in a good way. You can't ask from life more than that- to have mattered and influenced so many peoples lives. My prays and heart go out to you, his family. Thinking of you, sincerely, Nancy
Sent:  1/23/2009
From: Tom A   Marietta Ohio
Relationship:  conversation friend

When Charlie sold me a poster he had made of Federal Troops entering Parkersburg in the 1860s he wore me out with the history behind it and how it related to events in Marietta. His enthusiasm lighted any time we met him, didn't it? In the 1970s Charlie and I discovered we were interested in the same coed. To the girl's good judgement she found me too political and Charlie too off the wall. My late wife and Charlie were friends too. The three of us shared many Town House meetings talking of writers and when I learned of Chrlie's death I pulled out a cartoon she framed for me at Hunter Thompson's death. I think it is also for Charlie, the journalist... Charlie is at the Pearly Gates, St. Peter is there with his big book and some angels are flying while Charlie still being a journalist writes "The gatekeeper stared at me weirdly while demented white bats flapped around like a strychnine laden acid trip ... " There is a hole in Ohio tonight We all were lucky to have had Charlie in our lives and ought to be smiling...
Sent:  1/23/2009
From: DON BUTTERWORTH   NEWARK OHIO
Relationship:  FRIEND

CHARLIE, IS AND WILL BE SADLEY MISSED. HE HAD A GREAT IMPACT ON MY LIFE AS WELL AS MY RECOVERY. I WILL MISS HIS STORIES THAT GAVE ME MUCH LAUGHTER AND THOUGHT.HE IS A TRUE INSPIRATION.I WISH I COULD HAVE MET HIM SOONER
Sent:  1/23/2009
From: Tizzy Kerr   Crimora VA
Relationship:  ancient friend

Right about now you are all gathering to say goodbye to Charlie. I wish I could be there to share your tales, your memories. This is one of those times when the euphemism "passed on" is right on the money. Charlie has passed on to a bigger studio. Sitting by my woodstove, burning up locust posts, I can feel him do that Dr Pepper dance he was so good at. Be a Pepper, shake em up. Always so good humored, even, and maybe especially when the times were dark...always finding the O Henry twist. Thanks Charlie for mudslides on Duck Creek, for all the art and poetry, and for being about the sanest person I have ever known. Wherever you are, keep the coffee on...you know I'm always late.
Sent:  1/23/2009
From: David   Marietta
Relationship:  friend

the last time i saw charlie, probably in july or so, he came down to visit marietta for a couple of days. he walked up to me and hugged me and told me he loved me which is something that we had never done before. it felt nice because i think we both missed each other since his moving away and he wanted to convey that. the last time i talked to charlie he called me while i was at work. i happened to be on break so i went ahead and answered. this was probably back in october. we chatted for awhile and i asked him if he wanted to join my political organization 'republicans for mccain'. we laughed and he commented on how it must be tough to recruit members for such a group. the time came for me to return to work and he said, 'well, i'm watching the geese fly south as i stand here in the cold smoking this cigarette. i guess that means i'm dumber than a goose but havin more fun then a monkey. good bye david'. that was charlie. i'll miss him.
Sent:  1/23/2009
From: Pam Wohlert   Newark Ohio
Relationship:  Co-Worker and Friend

Charlie was an awesome person! Very unique....VERY hard worker! He will be missed....my condolences to the family.
Sent:  1/24/2009
From: David Salzman   Marietta Ohio
Relationship:  Friend & High School classmate

So sorry to hear about Charlie. We were on the football team together. Boy, are there some stories. None to bring up here. He will be missed by a lot of people. Hadn't see Charlie for awhile, but the last time I was greated with this big smile, then wer stood there & talked for quite sometime. I'll miss you, Charlie.
Sent:  1/24/2009
From: Don Jordan   Cincinnati Ohio
Relationship:  friend of his brother Bob

Just want to express my condolances to the family on the loss of a much loved family member. As much as is possible, may this be a time of celebration of all the joy that he brought into the world.
Sent:  1/24/2009
From: Lois Lukens   Grosse Pointe Farms MIchigan
Relationship:  childhood friend

Much too young to leave us. I remember 7th grade parties at Charlie's house and then long conversations at reunions. I'm so happy to read that he has helped so many people in recovery. Now he really is "Just doing it!" He lived and he lived well.
Sent:  1/24/2009
From: James T. Decker   Cincinnati OH
Relationship:  Good Friend

I attended the service for Charlie in Marietta last Friday (1/23). The funeral home was filled with friends from Marietta, Newark, and elsewehre. Many people spoke about their friendship with Charlie. He was remembered for his kindness and wit. Charlie's spirit touched us all. We will all miss him.
Sent:  1/29/2009
From: Doug Hess, Jr.   Belpre OH
Relationship:  Friend

I just found out about Charlie's death. Wow, what a great human being. He will certainly be missed. As a fellow radio news person- I think Charlie had the best attitude of all. Simply find the truth and report it to people- even when they didn't want to know the truth. What a valuable contribution to the community in many ways including his incredible research on the Underground Railroad. Keep on smiling Charlie as I know you are now. You were a great inspiration. Thank you. And my condolences- albeit a little late- to the family. I'm sorry he is gone, but glad to have known him.
Sent:  2/9/2009

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