Charles J. “Chuck” Dugone, 76, of Croweburg died at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 2009, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Mo., as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident June 18 east of Girard.

Charles J. “Chuck” Dugone, 76, of Croweburg died at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 2009, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Mo., as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident June 18 east of Girard.
Mr. Dugone was born December 24, 1932, at Croweburg, the son of Charley and Katie Carzoli Dugone. Mr. Dugone was a retired businessman and lived in Croweburg for the past 25 years. During his career, Chuck was the owner of C&J Distributing Company for 18 years and later owned Associated Realty in El Dorado before returning to Croweburg. He was in sales for many years and was last employed with Pepsi Cola in Pittsburg. He was an avid sports fan and outdoorsman and could usually be found talking at length to friends about hunting, fishing or the latest game. He graduated from Arma High School in 1950 and later attended Pittsburg State University before entering the Army. He married June Miller of Ft. Dodge, Iowa, and had one son Lieutenant Colonel Theodore D. “Tedd” Dugone of Washington, D.C. Chuck was a member of Lon Helm Post No. 182 American Legion at Arma and had served on the Water District No. 3 Board of Directors at Croweburg.
Survivors include his son, Lieutenant Colonel Theodore D. “Tedd” Dugone of Washington, D.C., three grandchildren, Tony, Alyssa and Alex Dugone, and an aunt, Jennie Careggio of Croweburg. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Catherine Dugone.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 1, 2009, at the Bedene Funeral Home at Arma with Father Lawrence Carney officiating. Burial will be at the Pittsburg Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the Bedene Chapel prior to services. Friends may call from noon to 5 p.m. Friday at the Bedene Chapel. The family suggests memorials to the Lon Helm Post No. 182 American Legion Scholarship Fund. Donations may be sent to or left at the Bedene Funeral Home, 517 E. Washington, Box 621, Arma, KS 66712.