Charles G. Strattard, Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at HealthSource of Saginaw. Age 86 years. Charles G. Strattard was born October 12, 1922 to the late Charles L. and Bessie M. (Thayer) Strattard in Flushing Meadow, NY. He was then raised in Fairfield, CT. Charles joined the U.S. Air Force in 1945 and served for two years. After his service with the Air Force, Charles attended Michigan State University and graduated with his Bachelors in Journalism. He was married to Doris K. Dickens on September 5, 1947; she preceded him in death on April 23, 2009. During Charles’ career he started at the Jackson Citizen Patriot in Jackson, MI and then transferred to the Saginaw News were he had a career as the Editorial Writer retiring in 1987. Charles is survived by his son, David Strattard of Sarasota, FL; grandchildren, Jessica Strattard of Chicago and Jason Strattard of Midland; sister, Betty Sicklesteel of Port Huron, MI. Charles was preceded in death by his wife and his son, Scott C. Strattard. The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to the staff of Community Village and HealthSource of Saginaw. A funeral service for Charles will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 29, 2009 at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State). Rev. Fr. Darren R.S. Elin will officiate. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, June 28, 2009 from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church or St. John’s Episcopal Church. Please share you thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through deislerfuneralhome.com.