Charles A. Fennell, 79, died Sunday, June 3, at his home in Maple Heights, Ohio.
Mr. Fennell was an avid harness racing fan and Standardbred owner for more than 50 years, attending the races at Northfield Park, the Ohio fairs, and the Little Brown Jug. Among the horses he owned was the invitational free-legged pacer Kelly Miles. Harry "Skip" Brown co-owned and trained for him.
Mr. Fennell was a retired fireman from the Maple Heights station and also served in the U.S. Coast Guard.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years Marlene, also a harness racing fan; five sons, Brian J., David L., Charles H. (Tammy), Kenneth A., and Donald P. (Terese); grandchildren Douglas, Kimberly, Hillary and Luke; and a brother, Donald W.
Friends may call at the Ferfolia Funeral Home, 5386 Lee Rd., Maple Heights, on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. A funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Monica Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Thursday.