Charles H. Via Sr., manager

February 22, 2013

Charles H. Via Sr., 94, a manager who worked for American Disinfectant Co. in the District for 43 years, died Feb. 4 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring.

He had hyponatremia, a metabolic disorder, said his son, Charles H. Via Jr.

Mr. Via worked for the company as a dispatcher and service coordinator until his retirement in the early 1980s.

Charles Harvey Via was born in Dorothy, W.Va., and served in the Army in the Pacific during World War II. He lived in Silver Spring, where he was a member of Woodside United Methodist Church.

Survivors include wife of 64 years, Bertha Rawlings Via of Silver Spring; two children, Charles H. Via Jr. of Charlotte and Jane O. Via of Martinsville, Va.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

— Emily Langer