October 6, 1936 – September 18, 2015
Lifelong Olathe resident, Charles M. Hollinger, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, September 18, 2015.
Known by all as Chuck, he was born on October 6, 1936 in Olathe to Harold and Thelma (Ross) Hollinger. He was a successful businessman in Olathe for many years having owned a hardware/sporting goods store and later Jayhawk Graphics, an awards, silk screening, chenille and Swiss embroidery business. Chuck was a graduate of Olathe High School, Class of '54, where he was an exceptional athlete. He was the single game high scorer with 27 points in the Kansas Class A Basketball State Tournament in 1954. Chuck was also a State Class Performer in the high jump and 800 meter run and in addition, he was an outstanding baseball first baseman. Chuck was a graduate of Baker University and a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
Chuck is survived by his mother, Thelma, of Olathe; son, Jeff and grandchildren, Josh and Abby, all of Eudora, Kansas. Chuck will be sorely missed by his peers who always affectionately referred to him as one of a kind.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Baker University in honor of Charles M. Hollinger.
- Visitation Wednesday, September 23, 2015
- Funeral Service Wednesday, September 23, 2015
October 5, 2015
Jeff your dad Chuck kindness will never be forgotten. I played basketball for Olathe High School and my coach was Ralph Dennis. We weren't able to get me a pair of basketball shoes and I will never forget your dad giving me my first pair of Chuck Taylor Converse shoes. He worked out with every chance he could to help me be a center on the team. Our friendship grew over the years and I continue to shop at Hollinger store wherever he went along with my sons. Thanks for sharing your dad with the whole community. He will be greatly missed. Albert H. Robinson Jr. Class of 1963 Olathe, Kansas
September 22, 2015
Your Dad was one of the best. I remember him as one of those who taught us. Sorry for your loss.
Bill Trout Sr.
September 22, 2015
Chuck, was a very good man,as kid growing up in Olathe he treated me as a friend, Jeff sorry for your loss and I praying for your family !!!!!
September 21, 2015
I TAUGHT CHUCK TO PLAY IN HIGH SCHOOL--- AS A
GUARD == I BROUGHT THE BB DOWN AND PASSED IT TO
HIM===I SAID S H O O T === AND HE DID WELL===
WHAT I WAS GOING TO SAY BUT NEVER GOT TO HIM
WAS == O SHOOT -- PASS IT BACK SO I CAN SHOOT!!!!
I WAS GOOD FOR 30 -40 POINTS == PER YEAR!!!
NOW LIVING AT 9652 MEADOW LANE, LEAWOOD KS 66206 913 642 2784===
BEST WISHES == SHOULD BE AT FRYE FUNERAL
WITH MY WIFE OF 9 YEARS == DYANE=== AS
JANET DIED IN 2006 AFTER 49 YEAR OF MARRIAGE
September 20, 2015
Chuck, I'll always remember you as the cousin I grew up with and played catch with (until our arms were dead tired). I've always thought so highly of you and was crushed when I heard of your battle with Alzheimer's. You and your mom and dad were real family to me. May the good Lord bless you and keep you forever.
September 19, 2015
Dear Charlie...no longer earthbound, now forever among the stars. With Love, Jan