Charles W. “Sonny” Utt

LISBON – Charles W. “Sonny” Utt, 78, of Lisbon, (Guilford Lake), Ohio, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at the Salem Community Hospital.

He was born March 31, 1934, in Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of the late Wilbur E. and Margaret (Kerr) Utt.

Sonny was a quality control inspector for 30 years and an independent sales representative. He was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Salem. He was an U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of the AMVETS, VFW and American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Joan (Domencetti) Utt, whom he married Dec. 16, 1954: a daughter, Kimberly (Sam) Mong; three sons, Kyle (Annette) Utt and Kevin (Carrie) Utt, all of Salem, and Keith Utt of North Port, Fla.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Sonny enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, golfing and reading.

Per his request, his body was donated to NEOUCOM College of Medicine. Private services will be held on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Blind Veteran’s Association, 477 H. Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20001-2694 or the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 251 S. Broadway, Salem, Ohio 44460.

Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family online at


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