Charles Russell Braun, III
Charles Russell Braun, III, of Strongsville OH and Cape Coral FL, passed away on December 29, 2019, at his home in Cape Coral. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA, on October 21, 1946, to the late Charles Russell, Jr. and Maxine Braun.
He leaves behind his cherished wife of 41 years, Margaret Haller Braun; beloved son, Craig Alan Braun (Pamela Butkowski) of Dallas from his first marriage to Carolyn Sue Braun; sister, Kathy Fouts (Brian, deceased) of Willoughby; cousin, Phyllis Pink of Pittsburgh and canine pal, Tippie. He is also remembered lovingly by his in-laws, several nieces and nephews and many friends. After retiring from careers in sales and teaching, he was “livin’ the dream”. A graduate of Brush High School and Ohio University, Charlie (AKA Chuck and Buddy) was an avid sports fan and officiated track, football and basketball for high school and college. He was inducted into the Lake Erie Basketball Officials Association Hall of Fame. In addition, he officiated practices for the Cleveland Browns and served as part of their chain crew. He was a boating enthusiast and a member of Lakeside Yacht Club, where a celebration of life will be held in the spring, following a memorial service and interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Twinsburg, OH.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Cleveland Animal Protective League, 1729 Willey Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.