Chuck and Marie Hagenbaugh
Chuck and Marie Hagenbaugh have fostered nearly 150 children between 1960 and 1997, raising four of their own and adopting one of the foster children. All were made to feel special and loved, and many of the children credit the Hagenbaughs for making them better people, and some of the children even called Chuck and Marie angels. The Hagenbaughs never thought of their efforts as work; however, as a gift from God. They treated everything and everyone with humor, love and care.
Since the early 1970’s, Chuck has served on the annual review board at the Juvenile Justice Center, as well as on the advisory board of the Lake County Department of Human Services. He was involved with the Lake County Council on Aging Meals on Wheels program until 2001. Mr. Hagenbaugh is involved as a member and past president of the Cleveland Ostomy Association and founded the Lake County chapter in 1982 where he served as president for two years. His involvement has included the American Cancer Society where he served as chairman and vice-chairman of the public education unit. He acted as president of the Society’s Board of Directors and continues on the board to this day. Chuck, a U.S. Army veteran, is a member of Mentor Plains United Methodist Church where he became chairman of the finance committee in 1990 and now is on the church’s administrative board. Before passing away in 2001, Marie had been involved in the Women’s Club at their church for many years.
Chuck and Marie Hagenbaugh were recipients of the 2001 Neighborhood Hero Award presented by Consumers Ohio Water Company.