The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

January 14, 2014

Charles Roger Mackel Sr.

EAST TAYLOR TOWNSHIP — MACKEL – Charles Roger Sr., 85, East Taylor Township, passed away Jan. 13, 2014, at his residence. Born Dec. 28, 1928, in Johnstown, son of Charles S. and Marian (Hildebrand) Mackel. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, A. Margaret; son, Charles R. Mackel Jr.; sisters, Twila Walk and Phyllis Sumner; brother, Bill; and sister-in-law, Mary J. Bloom. Survived by sons, Paul W., and his girlfriend, Karen Markel, both of Altoona; and William E., State College; grandsons, Charles Stephens, and fiancee, Lisa Edwards, both of East Taylor Township; Daniel J. Mackel, Virginia Beach, Va.; William A. Mackel, Johnstown; and Stephen R. Mackel, East Taylor Township; great-grandson, Shane M. Stephens, East Taylor Township; brother, Richard (Sue) Mackel, Georgia; sister, Pam Mackel, Dale Borough; several nieces, nephews; former daughter-in-law, Geraldine O. (Cecil) Cole, Dale Borough; and special caregiver, Trisha Stephens, East Conemaugh. Charles was a graduate of Conemaugh High School. He was a member of Conemaugh Grace Brethren Church and attended Pike Grace Brethren Church, where he and his wife assisted with the AWANA Program. Charles enjoyed reading, gardening and shortwave communications. He will be remembered as a kind and loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 10 a.m. Friday at Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh, Pastor Rudy Sheptock, officiating. Private interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in memory of Charles. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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