Charles A. "Charlie" Conrad, III, 48, of Lorain, died Monday morning, September 17, 2007 at Golden Acres Nursing Home unexpectedly. Mr. Conrad was born in Lorain on February 3, 1959 and was a lifelong resident.
He graduated from Lorain High School in 1979. Charlie was a member of St. Mary Church, Lorain. He was employed by Oberlin Workshop of Murray Ridge. Mr. Conrad sang with the Murray Ridge Choraliers, was an accomplished bowler and held several medals for swimming events in the Special Olympics.
He was an avid Ohio sports enthusiast, especially Ohio State, the Browns and the Indians. He loved to travel, enjoyed "Wheel of Fortune" on TV, and was a devout Elvis Presley fan.
He is survived by his parents, Charles and Mary (nee Murray) Conrad of Lorain; a sister, Maureen A. Smith of Lorain; brothers, Joseph C. of Temple City, CA, E.J. of Oceanside, CA, Michael J. of Mooresville, NC, David Q. of Oxford, AL; and 16 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Brigid Conrad in 1964; maternal grandparents, Peter and Beatrice Murray; and paternal grandparents, Alvin and Christine Conrad.
Friends may call on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 from 3 to 9 P.M. at the Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool Home for Funerals, 1124 W. 5th St., Lorain. Additionally, friends may call on Thursday, September 20, 2007 from 10 A.M. until the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Church, 8th & Reid Avenues in Lorain at 11 A.M. Mr. Conrad's uncle, Rev. Cornelius J. Murray, pastor of St. Brendan's Catholic Church in North Olmsted, will officiate. Rev. Daniel O. Divis, pastor of St. Mary Church will concelebrate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Murray Ridge School, 9750 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH 44035. Online condolences at www.boyer-cool.com