Charles E. Stock

Birth Date: 
Tuesday, August 8, 1939
Date of Passing: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020

WOOSTER - Charles E. Stock, 80, of Wooster, died August 6, at LifeCare Hospice after a brief illness. 

He was born in Johnstown, PA, on August, 8, 1939, to Ellsworth C. and Naomi Redick Stock.  He graduated from Conemaugh Twp. High School in Davidsville, PA, and joined the US Marine Corps, which was a seminal experience for him.  After leaving the Marines, he pursued further education and received a BA in elementary education from The Ohio State University, and taught 3rd grade for several years in southern Ohio before returning to OSU for his Master’s Degree in Ag. Economics.  He joined the newly formed Agricultural Technical Institute of The Ohio State University in 1974, and taught and advised many students until his retirement as Assistant Professor Emeritus.  He then joined the Wayne County Schools Career Center as an Adult Education Coordinator, until his second retirement. 

He served on the Wooster Zoning Appeals Board and was active in many roles at Zion Lutheran Church.  He greatly enjoyed sailing at The Mohican Sailing Club at Charles Mill Lake and then realized a long-time dream by purchasing and restoring a larger sailboat “Mysterious Ways” which he sailed out of Sandusky Bay on Lake Erie, until ill health prevented.  He was an avid trap shooter, and enjoyed doing that until shortly before his passing. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Donna Garman, and his son, Charles Edwin.  He is survived by his children Meegan (Brendan Niemira) of Oreland, PA, Ethan, (Rika) of Belmont, CA, and Ben (Amanda) of Wooster, OH, seven grandchildren, former wife Judi Stock of Wooster, and brother, Gregory, of Davidsville, PA. 

Interment will be private, and a memorial service will be scheduled when gatherings can safely be held.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family. 

Donations in his memory may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 301 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

Zion Lutheran Church, 301 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691


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Memorial service at a later date


You have my deapest sympathies for you and your family in this difficult time.

Thank you for your service. Condolences to the family. The Wooster Wayne Chapter of the DAR

To Charlie's Family and Friends, Our deepest sympathies go out to you. May God, and the many good memories, sustain you; now and also in the future.. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and your families. Sincere condolences from Art Beerys, Smithville, Ohio

I worked with Charlie at Ohio State ATI. He served the institution well for many years, and truly cared about the place--returning occasionally to see if we were keeping things moving in the right direction. Good ol' Charlie; I'm sorry to lose him. My he rest in peace.

Judy and children
So sorry for the loss of Çharles. Thinking of you all. I served on the library board with Judi, and knew her from the book store.

I am very sorry for your loss. I remember Charles’ many stories fondly.

Sincere sympathy for the family & former wife, Judi Stock in the passing of Charlie. I think highly of him. I worked at OSU/ATI IN THE 70’s and always felt Charlie dedicated so much to the program there. Always friendly and absorbed in his educating the classes. Ben was in the same class at Triway as my daughter, Bree. I also frequented “Books In Stock” for reading material, getting to know Judi better. I pray for peace and comfort for each one and hope the remembrances will bring joy to your heart.

My deepest sympathy to Charlie’s family and friends. I worked for Charlie in the Ag Business Division at ATI in the ‘80’s and have memories of his dedication to the students and our many conversations. May he rest in peace.

We are so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Uncle Charles for his hearty laugh and his generosity to us travelers when we used to visit. We are thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort in this very difficult time.

Was sad to hear of Charlie's passing. He was one of my favorites working alongside him as a member of the Wooster Board of Zoning Appeals. Very dedicated and sincere. So very sorry to all in his family.

We are sorry to learn of Charlie's passing. As fellow members of Zion Lutheran Church, we appreciate the many things Charlie did for Zion over the years. We will especially miss his friendly greeting on Sunday mornings. We send our sincere sympathy to the Stock family.

Greg and I were very sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. He has been an ongoing presence in our lives in this big log house. Over the years we have wondered many times "what was this for?" or "why did Charlie do it this way?". And we learned that there was always a reason, well-researched and thought out, for why he did those things. He loved explaining and teaching what he had learned. We will miss those conversations.
Charlie had such an influence on our kids, even though they didn't really know him personally they felt like they did. Growing up in this house the thought that an idea or project was too big or unattainable didn't fly. They lived in a very real example of someone setting a goal and then doing the work to make it a reality.
Charlie was interesting and interested; he enjoyed sharing his stories and he pulled the stories out of others as well.
Our prayers are with you in this difficult time of loss.
Greg and Cheryl Gordon

I'm so sorry to hear this news. Comfort and sympathy to the family.<3

This is a delayed but sincere expression of sympathy for Charlie's passing. I (Marj) worked with Charlie at OSU-ATI decades ago but over the years would run into him in town; he was always friendly and interesting to talk to. Again, please accept our sympathy.

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