Charles John Oakes
July 19, 1935 - Sept. 3, 2012
Charles John Oakes, 77, Cresson, died Sept. 3, 2012. He was born in Coaldale, son of Charles and Lucy Oakes. Surviving are his wife, Alverta Jean (Grassmyer); and eight siblings: Kathryn Boris, Marie Quick, Kenneth J., Arthur J., Jeffrey, Wayne A., Emmory G. and Michael A. He was preceded in death by six siblings: Gertrude, Bernadette, Eleanore, Glyn and Donald Oakes and Vincent Sweeney. He was a Korean War veteran. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. today, Sept. 18, 2012, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel, Brush Mountain Road, Hollidaysburg. Arrangements are by E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home Inc., Tamaqua.