Charles J. Pennell82, WWII and Korean War veteran

By on April 12, 2012

Charles J. Pennell, 82, of Lancaster, formerly of Lititz, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Alvin and Catherine Doersom Pennell. He was married to the late Susan Brandt Pennell, who died in 2007.

He is survived by two sons: David M. (late Melissa Ann) Pennell, and William B. Pennell; three daughters: Susan D. Pennell, Kathleen L. Pennell and Patricia A. (John) Oatman, all of Lancaster; three grandchildren: Mary Sue of Lancaster, David (Angie) Pennell II of Red Lion and Tanyzion Flourenciani Gilbert; two great-grandchildren: Gavin Charles and Gabriel Owens; two sisters: Theresa (late Dale) Herr and Barbara Ann (late James) Brown, both of Lancaster.

Charles was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II and Korean War. He worked for RCA as an experimental tube builder for 37 years, retiring in 1989.

Charles was a member of Trinity E.C. Church, Lititz American Legion Garden Spot Post 56 and a life member of VFW Post 1463, Lititz. He enjoyed bowling with the Thursday Seniors at Leisure Lanes, woodworking, and he was a Hershey Bears fan and long-time season ticket holder.

Charles’ life celebration memorial service will be held at Trinity E.C., 40 E. Orange St., Lititz, on Saturday, April 14 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Harry T. Dow officiating. Private interment in the New Evangelical Cemetery at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing, however the family will receive friends following the memorial service. Please omit flowers. Memorials may be sent to Trinity E.C. Church Memorial Fund.

Spacht Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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