Charles H. Schild, Capt. USNR Ret., 89, formerly of Punta Gorda, died Wednesday morning, January 16, 2008 at Harbour Health Center in Port Charlotte, Florida.
Charles was born March 27, 1918 in Monroeville, Ohio to the late Clarence C. and Clara (nee-Fish) Schild. Serving in World War II U.S. Navy, he enjoyed a successful career with the Navy and Naval Reserve and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Retiring to Aurora, Colorado, he worked for the Federal Aviation Administration as an inspector before retiring once more and moving to Punta Gorda in 1977. Charles was a member of Burnt Store Presbyterian Church, Punta Gorda, the Isles Yacht Club, and Elks Lodge 2606, both in Punta Gorda, and the Retired Officers Association. He is a former member of St. Andrews South Golf Club, Isles Civic Association, and the Quiet Birdmen.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Caroline W. Schild; two daughters, Jo Ellen Walling of Loveland, CO, and Barbara Ann Waugh of Venice, FL; four grandchildren, Tyson Konrad Walling, Tara Lee Walling, Suzanne Marie Schaubel and Michelle Lyn Schaubel; one sister, Ruth Lively of Sandusky, OH, and two sister-in-laws, Mary Jo Alexander of Palm Coast, FL, and Marion Little of Columbus, OH.