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Dr. Enda

Peoria, IL

January 2, 1926 - December 2, 2010

Dr. Enda Obituary

Dr. Charles H. Enda, 84, of Peoria, passed away at 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 2, 2010, at Heartland of Peoria. Memorial services to celebrate Charles life will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 12, 2010, at Congregation Anshai Emeth in Peoria, with Rabbi Karen Kriger Bogard officiating. A private graveside service and interment will be held for the family at Springdale Cemetery in Peoria. He was born in Chicago on January 2, 1926, the son of Dr. Morris and Gertrude (Rose) Enda. He married Eve Gaymont in 1954 and later married Marilyn Peitzmeier in 1987. Both survive. Charles also is survived by his daughter, Jodi (Terence Samuel) Enda, of Washington, D.C.; son, Stephen (Gail) Enda, of Dallas, TX; grandchildren, Helen, Grace and Sophie Enda of Dallas and Ilana Samuel of Washington, D.C.; sister, Diane (Everett) Dees of Tampa, FL. He was in the U.S. Army for two years during World War II, serving in Okinawa and Korea. While enlisted, he earned the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon, one Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal, one Overseas Service Bar and the Victory Medal. Charles graduated from the Illinois College of Podiatry in 1950 and practiced in Peoria from 1950 to 2007. He was a member of the Peoria Lions Club since 1952 and served as club Secretary, Greeter, President, Zone Chairman, Deputy District Governor and District Governor. He also served as Past Chairman of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Charles was an active member of the Peoria Jewish community. He was a longtime member of Congregation Anshai Emeth, serving as President for two years and as a member of the Board of Directors for thirty. He was a member and past President of the Ben Frankel Lodge of Bnai Brith, past President of the Jewish Federation of Peoria and past President of the Central Illinois Council of Bnai Brith. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Congregation Anshai Emeth, the Peoria Lions Club, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation or to a charity of the donors choosing. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home, 428 West McClure Avenue, in Peoria. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Dr. Charles Enda, please visit our floral store. You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Dr. Charles Enda Plant a tree in memory of Dr.

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