The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

March 26, 2013

Charles Wesley Mickens

EAST CONEMAUGH BOROUGH — MICKENS – Charles Wesley, 85, East Conemaugh Borough, went to be with the Lord March 24, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born May 21, 1927, in Johnstown, son of Marion and Hannah (Williams) Mickens. Preceded in death by parents; stepmother, Naomi (Waugh) Mickens; sons, Craig P. Mickens and Clinton T. Mickens; and siblings, Johnny, Thomas, Patricia, Rose Haywood, Collie and Raymond. Survived by loving wife of 60 years, Doris A. (Hill) Mickens, East Conemaugh Borough; children, Charles G., and fiancee, Paulette Brown, Youngstown, Ohio; Charlene D. Dukes, Glenn Dale, Md.; Cornell J. (Denise), Silver Spring, Md.; Carla D., wife of John Bell, Charlotte, N.C.; and Cara J. Bennett; Chauncey E. Mickens; and Carolyn J., wife of Dwight Gibson, all of Johnstown; 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Gersilee Thompson, Johnstown; cousins, Bertha Hill, Johnstown; and John Mickens, Philadelphia; and a host of nieces and nephews. Charles was a 1945 graduate of East Conemaugh High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Charles was employed at Bethlehem Steel from 1947 to 1950, and then worked at Fort Stanwix Hotel from 1950 to 1963. He later retired after 26 years of service at Penelec, where he was employed as a lineman, from 1963 to 1989. Member of Mount Sinai Institutional Baptist Church; Flood City Lodge 371; IBEW Local 459; and Abraham Lodge 32 F&AM. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, particularly at holidays. Charles loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and led them with the family motto, “One for All and All for One.” Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Sinai Institutional Baptist Church, the Rev. Calvin McCray, officiating. Flood City Lodge 371 will have a service at 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Grandview Cemetery, with military rites conducted by Menoher Post 155 VFW Ritual Team. The family requests contributions be directed to John P. Murtha Regional Cancer Center, 377 Somerset St., Johnstown, Pa. 15901, in memory of Charles W. Mickens. The family is being served by Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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