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