Charles Vanyo, 83

Charles Cyril Vanyo, 83, Fort Wayne, went home to be with the Lord after a short illness on Friday, March 29, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

He was born in Swoyers-ville, Pa. on July 5, 1929, a son of Steven George Vanyo and Helen (Kovalick) Vanyo. He graduated from Forty-Fort High School in 1947 in Forty-Fort, Pa. He honorably served his country in the United States Army from 1947 to 1950 as a communications specialist. He married Margaret Ogden on May 15, 1954 in Huntington. He was the CEO of C & M Management and Properties, Inc. for over 20 years.  Prior to that he worked for General Telephone, Fort Wayne and then General Tire, Wabash as a supervisor. He was a member of the St. Therese Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. He enjoyed collecting coins, loved growing flowers, peppers and tomatoes and most of all he loved to spend time with his family.

Surviving are his wife,  Margaret Vanyo, Fort Wayne; one son, Charles Cam Vanyo, North Manchester; one daughter, Melissa Ann (Jeff) Vanyo-Hey, Fort Wayne; three grandchildren, J.D. (Amanda Disheaux) Bouse, Fort Wayne, Cassandra (Nate) Fratus, North Manchester, Elle M. Hey, Fort Wayne; five great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; one sister, Madeline Barush, West Wyoming, Pa.; one brother, John Vanyo,  New Jersey. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, and his twin, Adam M. Vanyo, Stephen Vanyo Sr. and Raymond Vanyo Sr.; and one great-grandchild, Malik J. Fratus.

A Funeral Mass is at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4, at St. Therese Catholic Church, 2304 Lower Huntington Rd., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior at the church, with Father Lawrence Teteh officiating.

A Celebration of Life is from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the Lantern, 4420 Ardmore Avenue, Fort Wayne. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Fort Wayne.

Send a condolence to the family at  northernindianafuneralcare.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Northern Indiana Funeral Care of Fort Wayne.

Posted on 2013 Apr 03