Edwin Joseph Charlon

Edwin Joseph Charlon passed on Nov. 16, 2012 to join his beloved wife with God.

A rosary in his honor was held Tuesday, Nov. 20 at H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be held today, Wednesday, Nov. 21t at 10 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church.

Edwin (our father) was born on Nov. 17, 1923, in Milwaukee, Wisc., to Edwin L. Charlon and Martha E. Charlon. He was raised there with his sisters Evelyn and Doloris and brother Robert.

Our father served in the military for four years during World War II. While in the service, he married Doloris Luzyck, the love of his life. They eventually moved to Ridgecrest. They were blessed with six children, James, Michael, Lawrence, Gary, Kenneth and Lynn. As the years passed by, the family grew to include 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren with more to come.

Dad started a car dealership, service center and body shop with his father and brother-in-law Chester Simolon, under the name Charlon and Simolon. Charlon and Simolon went on to become a landmark business that was open for more than 40 years. He eventually handed over the business to his son James and went into the real estate business selling and building new homes. He eventually retired to a life of leisure.

Our dad and mother had a great hobby in woodworking, making toys and furniture for all their children, grandchildren, and for St. Ann’s bazaars. This hobby created many lasting memories for all of us.

Our dad was involved in many community organizations including Knights of Columbus, VFW, Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce and St. Ann’s Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his parents Edwin and Martha Charlon, his sister and brother-in-law Evelyn and Art Senn, sister and brother-in-law Doloris and Chester Simolon, his son James and his beloved wife Doloris.

He was a cherished husband, father and a great friend to many. He will be sorely missed by all.

In remembrance, donations may be made in Edwin’s name to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

Submitted by the family of Edwin Joseph Charlon

Story First Published: 2012-11-21