Charles Jordan Printz, 88, of Glenns Ferry, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at a Gooding hospital.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Glenns Ferry. Cremation was under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.
Charles was born on Aug. 25, 1920, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Charles and Anna Printz.
Charles retired from the U.S. Navy after 24 years of service. He served during World War II and the Korean War.
He received his master's degree in industrial arts. He taught industrial arts, math and science in Escondido, Calif., for 18 years.
He was an avid reader, an experienced wood carver and enjoyed traveling.
He was a Mason for over 50 years and was a current member of Glenns Ferry Fidelity Lodge #80. He was also a member of the Glenns Ferry VFW Post #3646, and the Mountain Home Elks Lodge #2276, BPOE.
Charles is survived by: his wife of 20 years, Mary Printz of Glenns Ferry; sister Arline Thompson of Wisconsin; daughter Cheryl and her husband, Ray Perry, of Oregon; sons Tom and his wife, Christa Pomtier, of Nampa, Scott and his wife, Nancy Pomtier, of Washington, Butch and his wife, Ellen Pomtier, of Nampa and four grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Charles' memory to one of the following: The Masonic Endowment Fund, Fidelity Lodge #80, P.O. Box 606, Glenns Ferry, ID 83623; United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 276, Glenns Ferry, ID 83623.