The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

April 16, 2013

Charles E. Earnest

The Tribune-Democrat

SALIX — EARNEST – Charles E., 63, Salix, died April 14, 2013, at home. Born June 15, 1949, in Johnstown, son of Charles E. and Ruth (Turner) Earnest. Preceded in death by father and sister, Charlotte. Survived by mother, Cresson; loving wife, Tonya (Reynolds) Earnest, Salix; son, Jason, married to Jenny Shaffer, Belcamp, Md.; granddaughter, Lena, at home; brothers, William (Mary Louise), Ronald (Dolores), Randy (Kathi) and Robert (Deanna); sisters, Debra Sauger (Phil) and Patty (Leonard) Kurtz; and numerous nieces and nephews. Charles was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Former mechanic for Bethlehem Mine Corp. and retired from the maintenance department at UPJ. Graveside inurnment service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Dunmyer Cemetery by Pastor Don Poole. Military honors by St. Michael American Legion Post 551. Arrangements by Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork. (

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