|Birth: ||Jun. 20, 1921|
|Death: ||Jan. 6, 1986|
The son of Cora Scanlon and Charles Denbrock, my father Charlie was born on Edgewood Ave in Akron, Ohio. Known as "Bob" to his family, he grew up with one older brother, Jack, whom he worshiped. Their close relationship was a blessing when tragically, Cora died of heart disease when Bob was only 13 and his father, Charles followed only four years later, perishing in a fire caused by a gas leak. At ages 17 and 21 respectively, Bob and Jack rejected offers from family members and struck out on their own, living at the YMCA. Shortly after finishing high school, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served under General Patton in the European theater and received the Purple Heart after being wounded in St. Lo, France post D-Day. He returned to duty and rose to the rank of sergeant. After the German surrender, Bob was assigned charge of the town of Windischgarsten, Austria for a one year period.
Back in Ohio, Charlie accepted the position of manager of Credit Finance Corporation in Canton. He followed that success with a sales position with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., where he remained for 25 years. Known for his wonderful sense of humor and a long time confirmed bachelor, it is rumored that Charlie tried to re-enlist to avoid his upcoming nuptials. He finally married Nancy Frye on May 1, 1953. They had a series of moves to Los Angeles, back to Akron, to Irving, Texas and finally settling back in Akron; producing a son and daughter along the way. By this time, Charlie was promoted to manager of converter and distributor sales in the films and flooring division. He and Nancy divorced in 1975. After retiring from Goodyear, Charlie worked for the Summit County Sheriff's office until his death in 1986. He left us much too young at age 64, passing from emphysema.
Among his favorite hobbies, Dad loved to play golf and participated in a regular foursome most weekends of his life, when the weather permitted. He will be remembered as a gregarious, funny, generous man; well liked by everyone, including a host of lifelong friends. Many good memories of my father were as I watched over him the last years of his life. I will remember dad for his companionship and good humor, even in the face of serious health problems. What a joy to spend time with the kind hearted, loving person who was my father and whom I miss every day.
"How often you will have me near you when wood smoke drifts across the wind, or the first tulips arrive, or the sky darkens in a summer storm...Think of me in the days to come, as I am thinking of you this minute, not gone or alone or dead, but part of the earth beneath you, part of the air around you, part of the heart that must not be lonely."
Charles William Denbrock (1882 - 1939)
Cora Elizabeth Scanlon Denbrock (1882 - 1935)
John J. Denbrock (1917 - 1967)*
Charles Robert Denbrock (1921 - 1986)
"Loving Father, Good Friend, Proud Veteran."
Holy Cross Cemetery
Plot: Section 29 Lot 1070 Grave B
Created by: Dabparis
Record added: Jul 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54443964