Charles Robert Weiss

April 28, 1932 ~ February 12, 2021 (age 88)


Charles Robert Weiss, 88, of Tallmadge, passed away suddenly Friday February 12.

Chuck was born in Pittsburgh in 1932 to Albert and Elizabeth Weiss, one of twelve children. He was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.

In 1955 he graduated from Duquesne University Pharmacy School where he met his future wife, Nancy, and his future business partners. Chuck and Nancy married and moved to Akron where he began his pharmacy career at Akron General. He and three friends later decided to open their own drug store, Youngfellow Drug, later Acme Pharmacies, where he maintained the position of Director of Pharmacy Operations until retirement in 1996.

Chuck was a true advocate of the profession of pharmacy and inspired many future pharmacists. He amassed quite a collection of pharmacy memorabilia which he donated to Appalachian College of Pharmacy, where in 2019 he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Pharmacy.

As much as he loved pharmacy, he loved his family more. He loved Nancy, his wife of 65 years, and the marriage they shared. They raised four children, Chuck (Kathy) Weiss, Thom (Brenda) Weiss, Marianne (Greg) Tomei, and Angela (John) Loughry, ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Pappap was so very proud of the many accomplishments of his grandchildren.

He had unique hobbies because he was a unique man. He loved 3D photography, hiking, camping, traveling, and volunteering at church as a parish school of religion teacher and Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. He was interested in everything and everyone he met and encouraged every individual to follow their dreams.

Visitation will be 10:00 until 12:00 pm, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Donovan Funeral Home, 17 Southwest Ave. Tallmadge, OH.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church, 73 North Ave. Tallmadge.  Please be aware that COVID-19 protocols such as physical distancing and the wearing of masks or other facial coverings will be required for the safety of all.  Since Church seating capacity is limited, the Mass will be live streamed on the Parish’s Facebook page: 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Charles’ name to Our Lady of Victory, 73 North Ave. Tallmadge OH 44278 or to the Charles Weiss Scholarship fund c/o the Duquesne University College of Pharmacy, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282.

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February 16, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Donovan Funeral Home - Tallmadge
17 Southwest Ave
Tallmadge, OH 44278

Mass of Christian Burial
February 16, 2021

12:30 PM
Our Lady Of Victory
73 North Ave.
Tallmadge, OH 44278


Our Lady of Victory Church
73 North Avenue, Tallmadge OH 44278

Charles Weiss Scholarship Fund c/o Duquesne University of Pharmacology
600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15282

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