T. "Tuna"

Charles T. Huffman (Tuna) was called home March 1st, 2021 surrounded by his family after a short but fierce battle with cancer.

His life had many career paths: Bowling Alley MGR, Doors Incorporated, where he built doors and soon moved to sales. He was a Tile Salesman, and eventually ended up in the printing industry. He worked at K&B Card Co, Franklin Printing, and eventually to Avery Label now CCL Label, where he performed maintenance of printing equipment.

He was most proud of his volunteer work. He was on the Wadsworth Fire Department and helped start the EMS. He worked with the Jaycees, and Knights of Columbus. Charles was a member of the Wadsworth Moose and VFW 1070, where the Vets there gave him an Honorary Vet status because of his voluntary work and support.

Home town fan, Browns, Indians, Cavs, and Ohio State, but he mostly loved teaching his children how to build, fix, help others, and basically how to walk through life. He was always giving life lessons. It did not stop there with the children, carrying on to his granddaughter, always giving good advice.

Preceded in death by his father Wilbert, mother Betty Huffman, mother in law Mary Hartwell, sisters Joanne Bethune, and Bonnie Sheedy, nephews Jerry (Peach) and Bill Sheedy.

Survived by his love, Tammy; children Nicole Sanders of California, Barbara Huffman of Toledo, Zachary (Mark) Sanders of California, and Robert Huffman of Sylvania, Ohio. Grandchildren Janelle Wilkie (Punkin) and Wesley Sanders.

He was our Forrest Gump, referred to as Tuna Gump; if you knew him you loved him.

The family will receive friends 11am-3pm Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St, Wadsworth, where a service will take place at 3pm. Interment will be held 11am Monday, March 8 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Wadsworth.

Facial coverings and social distancing practices will be required. Watch the service via life stream use the following link :

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Charity of the donor’s choice or the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Clinic/Philanthropy Institute, PO Box 931517,Cleveland, OH 44193-1655, Please write Transplant Donation in memo.