Charles Douglas Gohn of Chatsworth, Calif., died July 4, 2018, at Chatsworth Park Health Care Center after a long battle with multiple sclerosis (MS). He was 75.
He was born in New Kensington, Pa., on Jan. 30, 1943, to Walter and Helen Gohn. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1960-1980. He was in active service for two years and the reserves for 18. After active duty, he followed his father's footsteps and became a journeyman sheetmetal worker. He worked on many projects, including the Eisenhower Tunnel from 1968-1972.
Mr. Gohn worked in Alaska, California and Colorado before retiring in 1999 due to his diagnosis of MS. When he was younger, he enjoyed camping, fishing, whitewater rafting and hunting. He also enjoyed spending time in Las Vegas with his wife, Emilia, whom he married in 1988. She preceded him in death after 28 years of marriage.
He is survived by his children, Gregory (Deanna) Gohn of Grand Junction, Marc (Debbi) Gohn of Montrose and Kathleen (Steve) Maybury of Meeker; sister, Pamela Stromberg of Manhatten, Mont.; mother of his children, Carolyn Reed; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Emilia Gohn; brother, Phil Gohn; and grandson, Marc Gohn Jr.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 4 at 21069 Lanning Road, Austin. Burial will follow at Cedaredge Cemetery.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.