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Obituary Carl “Spitz” L. Vagedes

September 20, 1929 - May 4, 2020

Carl "Spitz" L. Vagedes,

Age 90, of St. Rt. 47, Houston, Ohio, passed away of natural causes at his residence Monday evening, May 4, 2020. He was born September 20, 1929, in Houston (Newport), Ohio, to the late Henry & Frances (Garman) Vagedes. On September 22, 1952, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Newport, Carl married Frances A. (Jones) Vagedes who survives. One son, Timothy Vagedes is deceased. Surviving is one daughter, Teresa & Donnie Reck of Houston; four grandchildren: Becky & Jared Clark, Ginger Reck & Eric Henderson, Jesse & Dani Reck and Cory & Aly Reck as well as great-grandchildren: Chelsie, Cayson, Jaelynne, Juellynne, Ayden, Paige, Teddy, Addy, Carson, Colton and baby Reck, soon to arrive. For many years, Carl took on the role of foster grandpa with open heart and open arms. Carl was the second youngest of 14 siblings who are now all deceased.

Mr. Vagedes was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War. He had been engaged in farming all of his working life and was also skilled in construction. He was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, the Minster Knights of Columbus, Fort Loramie American Legion, Ohio Farm Bureau and Newport Sportsman's Club. Spitz was an avid fisherman. He also enjoyed wood working, especially craft show projects. Over the years, Spitz had been talented and "competitive" at all sorts of sports including baseball, bowling, pool, shuffle board and horse shoe.

Graveside services will be 11:00 AM, Friday, May 8, 2020, at Sts. Peter & Paul Church Cemetery with Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion. Memorials may be made to Wilson Health Hospice. Private condolences may be expressed at

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