Northland teacher and coach Chuck Deyo passed away on June 16, 2015, after a two year-long battle with cancer. A loving memorial service was held at Galena United Methodist Church on June 27th, and it was no surprise to see the sanctuary and lobby filled to capacity with people from Ohio and out of state. It was a heartfelt tribute to Chuck and his family. Chuck’s family expressed how humbled they were by the outpouring of love and support shared by so many from Northland.
NHSAF thanks all the Vikings who offered support in some way, whether with cards of encouragement, personal visits, help with painting the wrestling room and the following surprise wrestling room dedication to Chuck, or with The Chuck Roast in April that raised over $34,000 for the Chuck Deyo Scholarship Fund. Chuck’s genuine smile was his constant sign of appreciation. The first two Deyo scholarships were awarded in May, and Chuck will continue to be remembered at Northland through these yearly awards made in his name. Donations can be made to the Chuck Deyo Scholarship Fund on the “Donate’ page.
So many Northland Vikings grew to become better people because of Chuck’s influence on their lives, not only in his classroom as a teacher, but on the sports fields as he coached, and well after the high school arena with his continued friendship in life. His positive influence has had an impact on so many. Chuck’s welcoming grin and cheerful spirit will be remembered always.
The online guest book will remain open through June 16, 2016. Visit http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dispatch/obituary.aspx?n=charles-a-deyo&pid=175102437&fhid=8661
Did you know Chuck was a pilot? Read more from this February 2014 Ohio State University “On Campus” newlsetter at http://oncampus.osu.edu/retire-from-here-no-way/
Chuck’s obituary and photos from attendance at 2014-15 NHSAF events follow. (Thanks to Marc Schmid ’82 for many of the photos.)
Deyo Charles A. Deyo, 76, of Galena, Ohio, lost his battle with cancer on June 16, 2015. He was born on August 26, 1938 to the late Robert H. and Goldie Lane Deyo. He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Carol, and their children, Brad (Marcia), and Brian (Pam), and two grandchildren, Tyler and Jessica, who he loved very much, along with the family’s pets, Patches, Pepper, Cabo, Zoom, Angel and Tigger. Chuck graduated from Columbus Central High School in 1957, where he earned All-City and All-State honors in football. He was drafted by Woody Hayes to play football at the Ohio State University. During the two years he played there, he earned a pair of gold pants when OSU beat Michigan. After a brief break in college, he enrolled at Otterbein College where he played his remaining year of eligibility and graduated in 1963 with a BS in Education. He later earned his MS in Education at Xavier University. Chuck started his teaching and coaching career in the Columbus City School District at Franklin Junior High School and went on to East High School as an assistant football and head wrestling coach. In 1968, Frank Howe (his former high school coach) had an opening at Northland High School and invited Chuck to join his staff in football and become the head wrestling coach. He later added girls fast pitch softball when he dropped football so he could watch his son play. Chuck’s teams were very successful and won many city championships and tournaments during his 33 years of coaching. He loved his students and athletes and kept in contact with them in the years after his retirement in 1995. All of his life he had wanted to fly, so he took flight lessons and earned his Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, and Commercial licenses after his retirement. He was able to fly people all around the country in single engine planes for several years. He finished his working career at The Ohio State University Airport, retiring from there in September of 2014. He was blessed to teach, coach and work with exceptional people who he dearly loved and who he kept in touch with all the years of his life. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 27, at 1 p.m., at the Galena Methodist Church, 2777 Sunbury Road, Galena, Ohio 43021 with Pastor Dirk Wooten officiating. Arrangements entrusted to DeVORE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME in Sunbury. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Chuck’s memory to Ohio Health Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43214. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dispatch/obituary.aspx?n=charles-a-deyo&pid=175102437&fhid=8661#sthash.BnJrmVIn.m0WMtjzt.dpuf
First NHSAF membership card was given to Chuck at the Fall 2014 Alumni potluck
Fall 2014 Alumni potluck
Chuck’s reaction to seeing friends at the surprise wrestling room dedication April 10, 2015
Greeting friends and former students at the dedication
Meeting current NHS wrestling coach Nathan Wylder
Chuck with NHSAF organizers Randy Suver and Ric Johnson
Greeting Coach at The Chuck Roast April 11, 2015
Stories from the softball gals
Chuck introducing his first state champion wrestler, Ralph Cox (1968 East High)
A heartfelt thank you from Chuck