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George Charles "Chuck" Dahms
May 10, 1936 ~ August 11, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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George Charles “Chuck” Dahms, 87, of Salem, passed away at 11:27 AM on Friday, August 11, 2023, at Briarfield Manor in Austintown, OH.
He was born May 10, 1936, in Salem, OH, son of the late George Louis and Selma (Gleckler) Dahms.
Chuck lived on the family farm in Columbiana, Ohio most of his childhood, moving to Salem his Junior year of high school. He graduated from Salem Senior High School in 1954, then graduated from Youngstown College (now known as YSU) in 1960 with his Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. After working several years in Engineering, Chuck found his passion for building houses and remodeling projects until his retirement. He spent many years living in Maryland working as a construction supervisor for several companies and sharing his vast knowledge with many people over the years. He instilled his work ethic in his daughters. In 2005 he moved back to Ohio, officially retiring in 2008. Chuck was a collector of antique cars and was a long time member of Tri State Antique Car Club. There were many good memories of antique car shows and parades, vacations to Disney World, Daytona or Myrtle Beach. Also traveling out West to Yellowstone, Mt Rushmore, and Colorado, visiting the World’s Fair in Knoxville and to Nashville, Niagra Falls and holiday trips to St. Louis to visit family, there was also the fun weekend trips to Cedar Point. Chuck loved spending time with his daughters and grandsons, supporting accomplishments in their lives.
He is survived by his daughters; Julie Baxley of Austintown, OH, Susan (John) Dickson of Austintown, OH, Terry (Rey) Fernandez of Germantown, MD, and Melissa (Robert) Kerby of Hampstead, MD, his brother Tom (Merry) Dahms of St. Louis, MO, his grandsons; Daniel Dickson, Marcus and Lucas Fernandez, Ryan (Cassie) Kerby, Brandon (Lindsey) Kirby, and Jason Kerby, his great granddaughter Aria Fernandez, as well as several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff of Briarfield Manor and also Akeso Hospice for the excellent care and support they provided.
Memorial contributions can be made in his name to the organization of your choice.
At this time there will be no services. The family will gather at a later date for a Celebration of Life.
Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Greenisen family at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services of Salem.