Charles H. ‘Whitey’ Beltz

Charles H. “Whitey” Beltz, 89, Hollidaysburg, went to be with his Lord Sunday morning at Altoona Regional.

He was born in Mount Savage, Md., son of William and Mary (Winebrenner) Beltz. He married Betty I. Smith on Aug. 14, 1943, in Eldorado.

Surviving are the love of his life, Betty, with whom he shared 69 years of marriage; a daughter, Linda J. Bonneau and husband, Phillip, of Lakemont; six grandchildren; a stepgrandson; nine great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandsons.

He was preceded in death by two sons: James and Charles Jr.; and five brothers and sisters.

Charles was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, serving in the North Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the South Pacific and during the North African Campaign. He retired from the Samuel Rea Shop, Conrail, as a car repairman after 44 years of service. He was a 53-year member of Vicksburg Grace Brethren Church.

Charles enjoyed woodworking and watching wildlife.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013, by Pastor Wayne Ayer. Interment will be at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Vicksburg Grace Brethren Church or The Kidney Foundation of Central PA.