Char was a graduate from St. Joseph Academy High School followed by a Bachelor of Education Degree from Ohio University. Utilizing her lifelong passion of Teaching, she successfully applied her shills in raising her family. Along the way, she developed interests in gardening, art and antiquities. With her loving husband, John, they both created an online business of buying and selling antiques for over 30 years. In addition, they both volunteered for 16+ years at the Frostville Museum as part of the Olmsted Historical Society.
Char was proceeded in death by her Parents Joseph and Margaret Bender, Brothers James and Alfred and son Brain. She is survived by beloved husband John and children, Michael, Jeffery (Laura) and Mary Jo Chonko. She leaves behind grandchildren Katie (Calvin) Hamilton, Eric Yaroma, Megan Yaroma, Jack Yaroma, and Jeffrey Chonko as well as great grandchild Graham Hamilton.
Her wishes were to have a joint service at a later point in time.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Frostville Museum, 2401 Cedar Point Rd North Olmsted, OH 44070