Charles Hale Conlee, 88, of Solon, formerly of Cantril, died at 2:23 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at Solon Nursing Care Center. He was born Sept. 24, 1923, near Cantril to Charles and Chloe Hale Conlee and married Mildred Lucke Johnson Aug. 14, 1960, in Cantril. She died Sept. 25, 2008. Hale graduated from Milton High School in 1940, served in the U.S. Army as an aircraft mechanic in Hawaii, Philippine Islands and Japan during World War II and was a long-time member of the Russell-Strait Post No. 483 of the American Legion, Milton.