Charles Wayne ‘Charlie’ Wyerman
Nov. 24, 1930 - Nov. 16, 2020
Charles Wayne “Charlie” Wyerman, 89, Lake Placid, Fla., formerly of Altoona, went home to be with his Lord Monday at his residence. Charles was born in Altoona, the son of Charles L. and Georgianna (Barnes) Wyerman.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Carol; three daughters: Wendy Stom, Laurie Miller and Faith Diehl; two stepdaughters, Ruth Grissom and Dorothy Mitchell; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a new great-great-granddaughter, Madilynn, the family’s one bright ray of sunshine in 2020.
Charlie was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Shiffler; his son, Kenneth Wyerman; a grandson, Jordan Miller; and step-daughter, Elizabeth Ann Diehl.
After graduation from Hollidaysburg High School in 1948, Charlie joined the U.S. Navy and served his country on submarines for four years.
A new SKF ball bearing manufacturing facility hired him when he returned home. Charlie worked his way from the production line into a supervisory position and was the plant machining superintendent when he retired after 30 years of service.
Early retirement opened up new opportunities. He traded in his golf shoes and clubs for pruning shears, ladders, shovels and hoes when he moved to the home of his dreams on Oak Avenue. Caring for a small apple orchard and a vegetable garden and riding his Gravely mower over the hills filled Charlie with joy…he was a simple man. Charlie loved to sit quietly on the porch and watch his large family and many friends enjoy this paradise that he nurtured as a labor of love for their enjoyment. And when it got cold, he drove off to Florida for the winter.
In keeping with Charlie’s wishes, services to celebrate his life will be held in the springtime of 2021 in Pennsylvania. Arrangements are by Scott Funeral Home, Lake Placid, Fla. Words of comfort to the family can be made by visiting www.scottfuneralservices.com.