Charles A. Adams

Charles A. Adams, 81, Altoona, died Wednesday.

He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of Warren W. and Josephine (Koegler) Adams. He married Eloise Y. Arnold on June 27, 1953, in Altoona, and she died Oct. 2, 2009, after having shared 56 years of marriage.

Surviving are two daughters: Cynthia Ann McMullen of Altoona and Christine Mohney of Penn Run; a son, Charles A. Jr. of Westminster, Md.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Patricia Britt of San Antonio, Texas.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah J. Adams.

Charles was a 1949 graduate of Altoona High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict and was a POW. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a clerk in Duncansville and Altoona.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg, followed by a funeral service at 4 p.m. by Pastor Richard Wilson. Interment will be at Alto-Reste Park Mausoleum.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.