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Charles Morton Hyman

Obituary for Charles Morton Hyman

July 28, 1930 - November 17, 2018
Naples, Florida | Age 88

Loving Husband, Brother, Father, Grandfather, Veteran


Charles Morton Hyman, born July 28, 1930 in Elyria, Ohio to parents David Preston Hyman and Lillian Kaufman Hyman, passed on November 17, 2018 in Naples, Florida.
Charles was a third generation Elyrian who graduated from Elyria High School. He obtained an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and then a law degree from the University of Michigan School of Law. He served in the U.S. Navy. He returned to Elyria in 1955 to practice law in the firm Hyman & Hyman with his father and uncle, Harry Hyman. The firm continued in various iterations until Charles retired from practice in 2004.
Charles was predeceased by his wife Helene Lapides Hyman, who passed in 2003. In 2006 he married Rosealie Friedberg Liebovich Hyman, who survives him, as do sister Joan Hyman Markey, brother-in-law Maxwell Lapides (Sissi), sons Marc (Judith) and Barry (Jamie), daughter Lynn, eight grandchildren and four nieces.
Charles led an exemplary life marked by love of family and distinguished community service. He served as an unpaid Elyria Parks and Recreation Department Board member for 38 years, half as Chairman, culminating in the naming of the Charles M. Hyman East Park Recreation Center, an honor of which he was extremely proud. At various times he also served as a member of the Elyria Planning Commission, the Elyria Midtown Commons Improvement Corp., the Elyria Youth Council, the Community Housing Cooperative and the Elyria Memorial Hospital Company. In addition, he was a President of the Lorain County Bar Association, a member of the Elyria Rotary Club, a President of the Temple B'nai Abraham in Elyria and a Lake Ridge Academy Board member. He was also a member of the Boards of Directors of the Elyria Savings & Trust Bank and FirstMerit Bank in Elyria.
Most notably, Charles was a man without pretension. He befriended many and treated all he met with respect. He never spoke openly about his many accomplishments and acts of service and kindness, preferring instead to be a role model by quiet example. His strong values, ethics and decency, and the constancy of his supportive and loving presence in the lives of his family, mark his legacy.
Services will be held at the Busch Funeral Home, 114 2nd Street, Elyria, Ohio, at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, followed by burial in Agudath Achim Cemetery and a gathering afterward at a location to be determined.

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