Charles R. Garinger


Charles (Charlie) was born in Saginaw, Michigan to Gottlieb and Rose Garinger on September 23, 1938. He graduated from Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw Michigan in 1956. Following graduation he served in the navy as a radioman for 6 years. Following his discharge from the navy, he earned his apprenticeship from General Motors in pipe fitting. Charlie also studied and earned the highest certification across three disciplines in nondestructive testing. He taught welding at Delta College in University Center Michigan. Charlie owned and operated Photon School of Welding and Photon Field Inspection in Saginaw, Michigan. Charlie moved to Zionsville, Indiana in 1991 and worked in the aerospace industry.

Charlie was avid bowler. He belonged to the Professional Bowler's Association for many years. He also bowled in may leagues in Indianapolis, most notably the Senior League of Masters. Charlie also taught bowling to middle school students at Western Bowl in Indianapolis. Charlie is survived by his devoted wife Mary, son Thomas (Amy), Lafayette, IN, daughters Stacy Garinger, Santa Monica, CA, Devon Lang, California, stepson Jason Hughes (Chieko), Henderson, NV, Matthew Hughes (Beth), Riverview, FL. He is survived 7 grandchildren, Stephanie, Jared, Alexandria, Sara, Aiden, Anastasia & Matthew.
Service will be on Friday, May 17th at St Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church, Zionsville, Indiana at 11:00 AM. The family has requested in lieu of flowers be made in Charlie's name to the American Heart Association.
Published on May 6, 2019
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6 posts

Cathy Clark
May 16, 2019
Charlie was a good friend. I will miss the text messages letting me know he would be at Western on Friday Mornings to practice-always hinting for me so show up. He loved the game of bowling but he loved life too!. You will be missed on Monday mornings. May you enjoy eternity.
Sending blessings to Mary and their children.
Gordy Strain
May 14, 2019
I really enjoyed our many times together both during league play and weekly practice sessions. It was great having you on my 'Senior Masters League' team.

We had many great talks about our bowling both past and present situations. I am going to miss our texting.

You were a great man and dedicated bowler. A friendship with someone like you is what brings true meaning to this life.

You, my friend, are a special soul.
Hal Smith
May 09, 2019
Charlie was a competitor with a love for sharing and teaching the game. He will definitely be missed, but remembered!
Skye Ross
May 08, 2019
Rest In Peace. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
Ed Bigelow
May 07, 2019
So sorry for your loss prayers to the family
Rick LaRue
May 06, 2019
Charlie n I bowled together he was a competitor n Loved to Bowl. His knowledge of the game was awesome. He would figure out everything. Miss you Charlie but I’ll see you again that I know !!!