Charles Athans

July 3, 1925July 14, 2014

Dr. Charles Athans Our beloved one passed away July 14, 2014. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, July 3, 1925. Following graduation from high school he enlisted in the US Army and served in WWII from 1943-45. He was wounded in action during the Rome Arno Campaign in Italy and awarded the Purple Heart. Upon his return home he enrolled at Wayne State University after which he attended the University of Detroit, College of Dentistry, graduating with a Doctors degree in 1953. Charles practiced dentistry in Dowagiac, MI nine years prior to his move to Tucson in 1962. He retired in 1992. A loving husband and father, Charles is survived by his wife Mary of 68 years, his sister Ann Costa, five children, Sandra Cuddigan , Carol (Dana) Elmer, Marcia (Ken) Reid, John Athans and Lynn (Brad) Hoge. Eight Grandchildren; Mathew (Hildie) and Shad (Crissy) Cuddigan, Jasmine (Enrique) Placito , Charles (Amber) and John (Amanda) Elmer, Mary Lindsay, Madison and Bradley Jr. Hoge and eight Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Stella Athans , sister Constance Kalatta and brothers Anthony, George and Peter. Charles was no stranger to hard work. He enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, golfing, bowling, skiing, and bridge through which he made many friends and will be remembered for his generosity as well as his wonderful sense of humor. Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m. on August 6, 2014 at Catalina Foothills Church. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of your choice. Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Palms Mortuary, Tucson, AZ.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Charles Athans

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Barbara Stensrud

January 28, 2015

Loved this dear man! I spent half of my childhood in The Athans Home. I have many great and lasting memories of my time with Dr. Athans and Family.

Richard Greene

July 25, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss and will miss Chuck very much.

I knew Chuck through golf at Skyline Country Club and while he knew my name was Dick he always and I mean always called me John. Chuck was a lot of fun on the golf course and I was always pleased when we were in the same foursome.

We all trusted Chuck by electing him as our Power Ball Guru which he managed for several years. We could never understand why such a lucky guy could not win the lottery for us.

Our thoughts are with Chuck and his family.