Oct. 7, 1931 Dec. 11, 2012
Charles Edward Church, 81, Altoona, died Tuesday afternoon at Altoona Regional.
He was born in Altoona, son of Tom and Anna (McNickel) Church.
Surviving are his wife, Betty L. (Wilson); five sons; three foster daughters; and 12 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Edith Quarcenta; and six brothers: John, George, Tom, Wilmer, Frankie and James.
Charles was a 1949 graduate of Altoona High School and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean conflict. He retired from Conrail as a welder and was a life member of VFW Post 3 and the Frohsinn Singing Society. He was of the Catholic faith.
Friends will be received from noon until the 2 p.m. funeral service Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Vincent J. Good Funeral Parlor, 328 Fifth Ave., Altoona, Father Christopher Panagoplos officiating. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.