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Charles Mach at 86

by Ann Talbot


Charles Frederick Mach, 86, of Ashland, passed away Wednesday November 9th at his home in Ashland. Born in New York City, Charles was the son of the late Emil and Hilda (Christensen) Mach. He was the beloved husband of Alice (Tyndall) Mach for 59 years.

Mr. Mach served his country honorably with the Army during WWII. He attended Cornell University and NYU, graduating from NYU with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked in Brooklyn, NY and Norwalk, CT before moving to the Framingham area to work for Dennison Mfg. He later worked for the Polaroid Co. in Waltham, retiring in 1985.
A resident of Ashland for 48 years, Charles served the Town of Ashland on the Water Dept. and Finance Committee for nine years. He enjoyed gardening, small home construction projects, carving bird decoys, and spending time with his family at his summer home in the Berkshires. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Holliston since 1971.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters; Christine Pihl and her husband Ken of Upton; and Linda Faltas and her husband Ned of Medfield; and four grandchildren; Lauren, Elena, Jenna, and Stephen.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, November 12th at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main Street in Ashland. Calling hours will be held Saturday from 11:00-1:00PM prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Red Cross, 139 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142.


Published in MetroWest Daily News on November 11, 2011