Jay E. Charles, 93

March 18, 2019

Jay E. Charles, 93, formerly of Millersville, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019, at Country Meadows, Lancaster. Born in Manor Twp., he was a son of the late David G. and Esther (Ament) Charles. Jay was the beloved husband of Mildred (Hess) Charles, and together they celebrated 73 years of marriage this past December.

Jay attended Penn Manor High School, and later as a member of the US Army, he honorably served his country through the end of WWII. From 1959 through 1973, he worked as a Quality Control Inspector for the RCA Corp in Lancaster. He also worked for Trojan Yacht and operated his own painting business. Jay was an avid deer hunter and trout fisherman, and was a member of Camp Lookout Hunting Club in Renovo, PA. He enjoyed playing guitar and singing with gospel, country and blue grass music groups.

A devoted Christian, Jay loved the Lord. He was a longtime member of Central Manor Church of God, Washington Boro, where he served on church council, choir and male quartet.

In addition to his wife Mildred, Jay is survived by two daughters, Elaine Johnson and her husband Richard of Cohutta, GA, and Judith Ann Sollenberger of Ironville, PA, and a son, D. Scott Charles and his wife Heesoo of LaMirada, CA. Also surviving is a brother, D. Alvin Charles and his wife Grace of Central Manor; 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Justin Johnson, and brothers, J. Robert Charles and Carl L. Charles.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Central Manor Church of God, 387 Penn Street, Washington Boro, PA 17582, where a viewing will take place beginning at 10 AM until time of services. Interment will follow in Laurel Hill Memorial Park, Columbia. Memorial contributions in Jay’s memory may be offered to Central Manor Church of God at the above address.

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March 23, 2019

Dear Millie and family, Im so sorry to hear of Jays passing. He is in a better place and God is taking care of him. I was your neighbor on Burr Oak Dr. I will be joining you at Country meadows and we can chat then. I have alot of good memories we can talk about. Elaine, Judy and Scott  so sorry also for your loss. I wanted to come to the service this am, but since my hubby passed I ha ve a hard time attending funerals hope you understand.  Millie will see you soon at Country Meadows, Want to tell you also the townhome Jay and Millies lived in on Burr oak burnt and they did it over and resold it. I prayed that it wouldnt come into my home and it didnt. Love Ya, Dene Bradney 

March 22, 2019

May his precious memory be eternal🙏🏼

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Washington Boro, PA
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