2009-04-16 / Obituaries

D. Charles Roselle

Lewistown, 76

D. Charles Roselle, 76, Lewistown, died at 5:09 p.m., Friday, April 10, 2009, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, as a result of an accident.

Born April 9, 1933, in Lewistown, he was he son of the late Daniel C. and Pauline (Long) Roselle. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce (Bender) Roselle, on September 28, 2007.

He is survived by his children: Michael A. Roselle, Lewistown; Karen K. Smith and her husband, Joseph, King of Prussia; Kimbra L. Tweedy and her husband, Dayton, McConnellsburg; and Steven C. Roselle and his wife, Tammy A., Lewistown; three grandchildren: Joshua P. Tweedy, Alexander M. Smith and Ryan M. Roselle; a sister, Donna Werner, and her husband, Gerald, Birdsboro, Pa.; and a brother, Samuel Roselle, and his wife, Sharon, Reedsville.

He was a graduate of Lock Haven University in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science in education. He received his master's degree from Penn State University in 1965.

He was employed by Mifflin County School District from 1960 until 1996. He was a social studies teacher and coached varsity wrestling and junior high football at Chief Logan, Penn Highlands and Indian Valley for 35 years.

His teams and individuals received many honors. He coached five state wrestling champions, several district team championships and many individual district, regional and state place finishers.

He was named District 6 Coach of the Year in 1970, 1971, 1978 and 1979, and was inducted into the District 6 Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1995 and Lock Haven University Hall of Fame in 1998. He also was inducted into the PA Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame in March 2000.

He was Mifflin County's first district and regional wrestling champion and the first PIAA state wrestling finalist.

He was co-captain of the first undefeated Lewistown High School football team during the 1951 season.

He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. He was a choir member and soloist for more than 60 years. He served as a member of the vestry. He was a volunteer for Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, a community food bank.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 14, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lewistown. Rev. Lisa K. Schoonmaker officiated. Military honors were conducted by VFW Post 7011 Lewistown. Interment was made in St. Mark's Episcopal Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, 21 S. Main Street, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Funeral arrangements were under the care of the Hoenstine Funeral Home, Lewistown.

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