2012-08-30 / Obituaries

Charles H. Black Newburg, 91

Charles H. Black, 91, Newburg, died Saturday, August 25, 2012, in Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Thursday, June 16, 1921, in Three Springs, Huntingdon County, he was a son of the late Harvey Nelson and Ruth Marks Black.

He was a United States Army Air Force Veteran serving in WWII. He retired from Letterkenny Army Depot as a mechanic with more than 20 years of service and later retired from the Franklin County Prison as a sergeant with over 10 years of service.

He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, Newburg, a member of the Durff-Kuhn VFW Post # 6168, Oscar M. Hykes American Legion Post # 223, Orrstown Lodge F. & A.M. # 262 and the Valley Forest # 145 Tall Cedars of Lebanon. He loved antique cars.

Surviving are six sons: Robert C. Black and wife Delores of Shippensburg; John M. Black and wife Jean of Newburg; Donald R. Black and wife Mary of Orrstown; Jim N. Black and companion Lisa of Newburg; Charles H. Black and wife Tracy of Chambersburg; and Denver L. Black and wife Karen of Newburg; one daughter, Dorie L. Diehl and companion Jim of Newburg; one stepson, Clair E. Stoops, and wife Relda of Newburg; 15 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren, 19 greatgrandchildren; 10 step-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by first wife Blanche Brantner Black; second wife Martha E. Bumbaugh Black; third wife Lauretta Newman Black; a great-grandson, Aaron Varner; one brother, Denver Black; and one sister, Neva Fleming.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 30, 2012, at 11 a.m. in Otterbein United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Cheryl Houser officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Shippensburg Veterans Council. A viewing will be held Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Fogelsanger Bricker Funeral Home, with a Masonic service held at 7:30 p.m. and a viewing one hour prior to the service in the church on Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, 15634 Paxton Run Road, Newburg, Pa 17240.

Online condolences at www.fogelsanger-brickerfuneralhome.com

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