Charles R. Zittle died Jan. 1, 2006. He was born Oct. 12, 1934 in Springfield, Ill.
Mr. Zittle spent the majority of his working career as an electrical contractor. He recently received his 50-year membership celebration in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 640.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 69, Scottsdale Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, Greater Payson Loyal Order of the Moose, and Payson Rodeo Committee.
Mr. Zittle is survived by his son, Tom Zittle; daughters, Pam Sutton and Terri Bott; sisters, Nancy Howard and Judy Lopez; brother, Edward Zittle; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and longtime partner and friend, Gail Bensen, all of Phoenix.
A memorial celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 at the American Legion Tonto Post 69, 709 E. Highway 260. A potluck lunch will follow at the American Legion.