Charles Hight died Oct. 5, 2013, at Spring Hill Manor. He was 79.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at St. Patrick’s Church. A funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 9 at St. Patrick’s Church.
Charles was born July 31, 1934, in Jersey City, N.J., to John and Margaret Hight. He graduated in 1959 from Jersey City State Teachers College. While attending college, he met his wife, Florence, on a field trip. They were married in 1959 in Jersey City.
In 1964 they moved to Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. He taught in Toms River School District for 30 years until his retirement in 1994. After retiring, he and Florence moved to Grass Valley. Charles volunteered at Union Hill School from 1998 until 2012. He also volunteered with In Concert Sierra for many years.
Charles loved playing the piano and was an avid reader. He enjoyed listening to classical music and watching ballets. Charles loved having lunch at Paulette’s Country Kitchen every Saturday. Most of all, he loved being surrounded by his family.
Charles is survived by his wife, Florence; son Thomas (Kathy) of Rahway, N.J.; daughter Dorothy Goodnow (James); grandchildren Jeffrey, Daniel, Kevin and Sarah Goodnow, all of Grass Valley; and his brother, Richard (Jane), of Toms River, N.J.
He will be remembered for his devotion to the church, his dry sense of humor and his smile!
Because of his love for reading and music, contributions can be made to Union Hill School library and music programs.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.