Charles Fuellgraf

September 18, 1931 ~ October 10, 2020



Charles Fuellgraf, 89, of Butler, PA passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the Heritage Valley Health System, Sewickley, PA.

He was born September 18, 1931 to the late Charles L. Fuellgraf Sr. and M. Ruth (Glenn) Fuellgraf.

Charles was a 1949 graduate from Butler Area High School. He then graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1953.

He served in the United States Marine Corps as an Infantry Officer in Overseas Service from 1952-1955 and was on the Marine Corps All Star Football Team.

Charles was President and CEO of Fuellgraf Electric Company in Butler, PA and Nashville, TN.

Industry: 70 year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union #5, President of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association, Fellow Member of the Academy of Electrical Contracting, Life Member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and a registered Professional Engineer in 6 states, Hall of Honor Awardee from the Electric League of Western Pennsylvania, Member of the American Arbitration Association During his tenure with Nationwide Insurance, Charles was a 40-year Board Member. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nationwide Communications, Nationwide Development Co., Audit and Compensation Committees and a Trustee of Nationwide Investment Foundation. He also served 8 years as a Board Member of Wausau Insurance.

Outside Boards and Affiliations: Advisory Board for Mellon and Union National Banks, Chairman and Life Member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, Chairman of the Board for Butler Memorial Hospital, Trustee for the Butler Memorial Hospital Foundation, Trustee and Chairman for the Butler YMCA, Director of the Pittsburgh Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Board Member of the Boy Scouts of America, Trustee for Carnegie Mellon University and he was a member of Community Development Corporation and Endowment of Butler County.

Memberships: He was a 65 year member of William Miller Lodge No. 769 F AM: A Life Member of the Royal Order of Jesters of Pittsburgh Court 2; Butler Country Club, Teutonia Mannerchor, Pennsylvania Club, Duquesne Club, Young Presidents Organization and the Rotary International.

Outside Awards; He was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow from Rotary International. He was Junior Man of the Year of the Butler County Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Carnegie Mellon All Star Football Team for the 20 year Post War Period. A member of the Butler County Sports Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Leadership Award given by the Endowment for Butler County.

Charles is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Johanna (Campbell) Fuellgraf who he married on September 24, 1955; three sons and one daughter, Charles (Terri) Fuellgraf III, Gretchen (Ralph) Goetz, William (Melanie) Fuellgraf and Christian (Heidi) Fuellgraf: two sisters, Florence (Donald) B. Bronder, Wilma (Charles) Clark; 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 201 W. Jefferson St., Butler, PA 16001 with Pastor James F. Neal, officiating. Family will receive friends after the service.

Military Honors will be provided by the Officers and Members of the American Legion Post #117, Butler, American Legion Post #778, Lyndora, and the VFW Post #249 of Butler following the service.

Burial will be private.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Butler Salvation Army, 313 W. Cunningham St., Butler, PA 16001; Shrine Hospital Fund c/o Syria Temple, 1877 Shriners Way, Cheswick, PA 15024.


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