Charles “Chick” Hyde Jr.
Cincinnati – Charles Hyde, Jr. 95 of Cincinnati passed away 2/29/2020 at the Kenwood by Senior Star after battling Alzheimer’s for several years.
Chick was the beloved husband of Sally (nee Babis) for 36 years, loving father of Stephanie Owens (Jack) Putnam, Chip (Julie) Hyde, and Becky Hyde (Bob) Nordloh. Stepfather of Joe (Beverly) Babis, Cathy Babis, Bill (Lee) Babis, John (Kathy) Babis, Tom Babis, Diane (Mark) Fricker, and Tim (Nicole) Babis. Cherished grandfather of 25 and great-grandfather of 17. Chick was preceded in death by his wife of 26 years, Jackie Hyde and sisters Maida VanDyke and Ann Pierson.
As a Naval Fire Controlman, Third Class, Chick served in the Pacific Theater during WWII on the destroyer, the USS Blue (DD 744). Chick was a Plank Owner, a crewman when the ship was first commissioned.
With his first wife, Jackie, Chick raised his family in Finneytown, while working at GE in Product Support and Sales for 42 years. While at GE, Chick traveled around the world. Retired to Lawrenceburg IN and finally moved back to Cincinnati to the Kenwood by Senior Star. In retirement, he enjoyed running HO scale trains with the Cincinnati Northern Model Railroaders, participating in the Oil Days parade with the Hydetown Volunteer Fire Department in PA, participating in the Great Ohio Bike Adventure (“GOBA”), weekend brunches with his family, attending the Opening Day Parade and Lunken Air Days.
Chick’s love of the outdoors led him to many adventures such as: bicycling across the U.S. at age 70, canoeing down the Zambezi at 74, driving a race car at the Kentucky Speedway and Skydiving at age 80. In his golden years, with his wife Sally (affectionately the two were referred to as “Chicken Salad”) he traveled the US in an RV and enjoyed skiing, riding in a hot air balloon, ziplining, camping and hiking with llamas.
Visitation will take place on Saturday, March 7, from 9 am until the time of service at 11 am, at the Lakeside Mausoleum Chapel at Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St # 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203 or the Hospice of Cincinnati, 4360 Cooper Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242. www.AMGFuneralHome.com.
Thank you to the Kenwood by Senior Star Staff and Hospice of Cincinnati for the loving care provided to him.