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Charles R. Stapleton

July 1, 1929 ~ November 8, 2020 (age 91)


Charles Raymond Stapleton, 91, passed away November 8, 2020 at UPMC Altoona Hospital.  He was born in Liberty Township on July 1, 1929 the son of the late Raymond and Mary (Wyles) Stapleton.  He was formerly married to Laura Mae (Miller), he later married Pauline (Esposti), she preceded him in death on December 22, 2019.

He is survived with two children David Charles Stapleton married to Crista, Barbara married to Dennis Oliveri; four grandchildren Max Stapleton, Christopher, Curtis and Steven Oliveri, five great grandchildren; siblings Ted Stapleton married to Audrey, sisters Sara Miller, Judy husband Jerry Burket. 

He was preceded in death by siblings Bill Stapleton, two infant brothers and a sister at birth, daughter-in-law Kim Stapleton.

He was a graduate of Saxton Liberty High School on May 27, 1947.

He served in the Korean War, serving as a Corporal from 1951-1952 active duty and reserves until 1956 being honorably discharged.  While serving in Korea he was a squad leader on a mortar crew.  He was very proud of the fact that he served his country.

He was a life time member of the Raven Run Church of the Brethren where he attended every Sunday when physically able. Charles loved to read, spent much time in his garden, lawn and particularly refurbishing and maintaining antique gasoline engines and tractors.  He enjoyed talking with those that shared that interest.  He was member of Southern Cove Power Reunion and also a member of Saxton American Lodge Post No. 169.

He was employed for many years at the International Shoe Machine Company as a maintenance foreman, followed by seventeen years at Seton as maintenance supervisor until retirement in 1995. Charles was a master craftsman that could make nearly anything out of metal or wood.   During his retirement years he enjoyed time spent with family and friends. 

A Private Service will be held at the Bunker Hill Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Broad Top Area Honor Guard.

Arrangements are by Akers Funeral Chapel, 715 Church Street, Saxton, PA 16678.

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