Charles J. Pearson

February 28, 1934 - June 16, 2020

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Charles J. Pearson, Cincinnati, OH, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2020 at 86 years of age.  His parents were the late Carl E. W. and Venita Jones Pearson.  He was born in Sandstone, Minnesota on February 28, 1934 and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree from the University of Akron.  Charles had a lifelong career as a research chemical engineer with the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and lived in Akron, OH until 2016.  During retirement he enjoyed golf, beach vacations , reading American history and spending time with family.

Chuck and his late wife, Ila, were married for 59 years and are survived by daughter Debra (Paul) Gilman; sons David (Katie Miller) Pearson, Steven Pearson; grandchildren Marie (Derek) Koch, Preston Pearson, Adrian (Justin) Abold and Nicholas Pearson; and great grandchildren Aspen and Ivy Abold.  Devoted brother to the late Joan (William) Newman; brother-in-law to Shirley (Jake) Beireis; loving uncle to William Newman, Bryan (Sandy) Newman, Suzanne (Mark) Ellenberg, Mark (Lynne) Beireis; and great nieces and nephews.

Visitation on Saturday June 20, 2020 from 10-11 AM, followed by service at 11 AM,  at Hodapp Funeral Home, 6041 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45224.  A burial service will be held on Monday June 22, 2020 at 12 noon at Copley Township Cemetery, 3772 Copley Rd, Copley, OH 44321.

Memorial donations may be made to the Clovernook Evans Scholarship Fund, 2035 W Galbraith Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45239.  Condolences at


Bob Destefano - Jun 20, 2020
Dave, Sorry for the loss of your father. Deborah and I will be thinking of you this weekend.
Jennifer Mox - Jun 19, 2020
So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts.
Rev. Steven Copeland - Jun 19, 2020
Your friends at Ross Community Church were saddened to hear of Chuck's death. Our heartfelt love and prayers are with you during this time of loss. May God's Peace bring you comfort and strength.