the date isnt correct.....source http://www.thefamilyparmelee.com/o-obits2.html
Charles [Myron Gloyd, Myron Holly, William Elias, Bela, Reuben, John, John, John, John, John], a radio broadcaster whose voice helped wake up Toledoans for decades, died Oct. 9, 1999, of complications from heart disease at Imperial Point Medical Center near his home in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Fla.. He was born Oct. 10, 1929, at Upper Darby, Delaware County, Pa. For more than 20 years, Chuck hosted "The Alarm Clock" morning show on WSPD, then the dominant radio station in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, often earning more than half of the areas total listenership. "He was the morning man in Toledo," said Jim Rudes, a former colleague at WSPD who went on to a career in television. "Everybody listened to Chick Parmelee in the morning." He was born and raised in Toledo and graduated from Scott High School before attending Purdue University, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in business education. He began working at WSPD in 1948 and stayed there until 1973. His only break was during the Korean War, when he assisted the war effort by broadcasting on the Far East Network to American and U.N. troops. After the war, he hosted the morning show which featured news, discussion of the day's events, and top 40 music. "What I remember about him is that he was such a pleasant guy on the air," Rudes said. "There was no abrasion at all Just a pleasant guy nothing like you hear today with these shock jocks. He just had a pleasing personality." Every hour, anchor Jim Uebelhart would read the day's news, and the two would often chat on air between segments. "I remember growing up and listening to him before going to school" said his nephew Robb Parmelee, now a teacher at Clay High School. "He always had to go to bed early to get up that early," Outside the studio, Chuck was noted for his forever boyish looks. "That man just did not age," Mr. Rudes said. His young looks ruined his one brief stint on TV in the 1950s when he was almost 30. "He was doing a beer commercial," Robb said. "But nobody could believe that this guy doing the commercial was of legal dunking age, and the station got a lot of complaints. He got pulled back to radio." In 1959, when Elvis Presley played the Toledo Sports Arena, Chuck scored an interview with the singer, who was fresh out of his Army service. Later in life, he liked to give others prints of the photo taken of him and The King. Chuck left WSPD in 1973 when management decided to overhaul its on-air staff. He moved to Florida and worked at several radio stations there, including doing a motivational talk show on a faith-based station, his nephew said. But he developed emphysema and was unable to do much talking without tiring. As his voice weakened, he switched to an FM station that didn't require much talking between songs and. finally, to doing radio commercials. By age 64, he couldn't work any longer. "That may seem like an appropriate retirement age, but he was the kind of guy who liked to keep going all the time," his nephew said. Survivors include mother Mildred; nephews Charles II and Robb Parmelee.
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