Charles F. McConaghay81, U.S. Navy veteran

By on November 30, 2011

Charles F. McConaghay, 81, of Lititz, passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011 at Lancaster General Hospital.

Born Feb. 23, 1930 in Wharton, he was the son of the late Eli J. and Violet (Platt) McConaghay. He was married to Reba (Witman) McConaghay on Sept. 27, 1958.

A veteran, Chuck proudly served with the U.S. Navy.

In addition to his wife of over 53 years, he will be lovingly missed by two daughters: Dianne J., wife of Paul H. Hackman, of Denver; and Suzanne L., wife of Sysavath Kongsynonh, of Lititz; three grandchildren: Charles and Peter Hackman and Maly Say Kongsynonh; as well as a brother: E. James McConaghay, of Lititz.

He was preceded in death by a brother: Dewey McConaghay; and a sister: Evelyn Arnold.

Funeral services were held at the Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home, Millersville, on Nov. 30. Interment took place in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, with full military honors. In keeping with Chuck’s wishes, the casket was closed.

Flowers will be appreciated, but memorial remembrances can also be made in Chuck’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project at or to the Water Street Rescue Mission at

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