B. Robert Charles, 83
May 20, 2019
B. Robert Charles, 83, formerly of West Earl Twp. passed away at Calvary Fellowship Homes on Monday, May 20, 2019. He was born in Manor Twp. to the late J. Clayton and Mary L. (Rutt) Charles. Bob celebrated 48 years of marriage with his wife Anna (Wenger) Charles last September 19th.
A 1953 graduate of Penn Manor High School, Bob worked his dairy farm in Dover for 17 years. After selling the farm, he was a salesman for F.M. Brown’s Feeds in Birdsboro for 13 years and then drove for the Manheim Auto Auction for another 13 years, before retiring this past February.
Having a very strong faith in God, Bob was a former member of Community Bible Church in Marietta and he currently worshipped at Calvary Church.
A wonderful man, he had beautiful blue eyes, had a dry sense of humor and was always smiling. Bob was passionate about his family, music and farming. He liked to golf and watch the Phillies. He played coronet in High School and in a trio at various churches. He previously sang bass in a quartet, and enjoyed travelling.
In addition to his wife Anna, Bob is survived by a daughter Elizabeth A., wife of Theodore D. Kachel of Ephrata, a son Robert Charles, husband of Joyce (Decker) of Parkton, MD, 5 grandchildren: Lauren, Abigail and Denton Kachel, and Emma and Caroline Charles; and 4 siblings: Margaret Lefever, wife of the late Donald H. Lefever of Landisville, Helen Charles and Betty Charles (his twin sister) both of Lancaster and J. Clayton Charles, husband of Dorothy (Brubaker) of Manor Twp. Bob was preceded in death by his daughter Susan Charles (Elizabeth’s twin).
A celebration of Bob’s life will take place 3 PM Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Calvary Church with The Rev. Jeff Burkholder officiating. His family will receive friends immediately following the service. Private interment will be in Habecker Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Church Missions, 1051 Landis Valley Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601 or to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607. Arrangements entrusted to Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543 717-560-5100
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May 30, 2019
Our sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. I never met your father but I know that he was a great man. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Scott Cestone & Brittany White
May 25, 2019
Dear Anna & Family,
Gordon & I want to extend our sincere sympathy to all of you. Bob was a special man – loved by all. Thankful we shall meet again in eternity. We will be praying for all of you as you celebrate Bob at his memorial service; sorry we will be absent due to our being in Naples, FL at this time. Love & Prayers to all of you – we care, Gordon & Sally Landis
May 25, 2019
My sympathy to you and your family. Bob was a great representative of the Charles family.. I have many fond memories of going back to the farm and seeing Bob and the rest of the cousins – always a good time. Thinking of you
May 24, 2019
Bob we are so sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and your family!
He must of been a great man with you following in his footsteps.
Pete and Suzanne Wallace
May 24, 2019
I would like to extend my deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss. I did not know your Dad but knowing the man you are he must have been a great father and mentor.
- Tuesday, May 28, 2019
- 3:00 PM
- Calvary Church
- 1051 Landis Valley Rd
- Lancaster, PA
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