Charles "Chuck" B Scotch

April 1, 1945 ~ January 27, 2021 (age 75)

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Chuck Scotch, 75, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Chuck was born on April Fools’ Day 1945, an Easter Sunday. He was passionate about his family, community, and sports; interests which he held above all others. 

Having coached hundreds of kids and sitting in the bleachers for thousands of games he rarely missed one of his kids’ events. He led by example in sports and in life and has touched all that knew him and many that didn’t. He always said “a stranger is only a friend he hasn’t met.” He was a long time member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church of Medina and a founding member of Homerville (Black River) Ruritans.

Chuck worked hard his whole life in a wide array of occupations. He studied type setting at West Tech High School and went on to work at the Cleveland Press for many years. Afterwards he became a Realtor, where he found his perfect job owning and operating Wild Wood Lakes Campground, working alongside his family. His final job was one of his greatest honors. Working as a staff member for US Senator Sherrod Brown and driving him all over the state of Ohio; he was proud to have met so many amazing people.

He is survived by the love of his life of 56 yrs, Diane, children Denise (Jen Ring), Wendy (Dan) Lapinski, Adam (Sara) and grandchildren Taylor, Sidney, Aaron (Nancy), Hanna, Caleb and siblings Pat Schuller, Dolores Dougherty, and Bill (Pat) Scotch. He was preceded in death by his parents Peter and Margaret Scotch.

There will be a private service for immediate family now and a celebration of life service will be planned post-covid, which will be advertised. For now, we’d like to ask that everyone talk about your favorite memory of Chuck tonight, because we know he has touched the hearts of so many.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Black River Ruritans for a scholarship fund in Chuck’s name to: Black River Ruritan Club Scholarship Fund, 10910 Black River School Rd, Homerville, OH 44235. Matteson Funeral Home in West Salem is assisting the family. The family would find great comfort if you shared a memory or pictures of Chuck on the funeral home's website at

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