Charles M. Diirner, 43, president of C.J. Diirner & Sons Roofing, worked on Moravian steeple

By on June 15, 2016

Charles M. “Chuck” Diirner, 43, of Akron, died as the result of a work accident in Allentown on Monday, June 6, 2016.

He was born in Lancaster to Karen M. (Wiener) Diirner of Ephrata and the late Charles L. Diirner. Chuck was the loving husband of Jessica (Baker) Diirner for 14 years.

He was president and co-owner with his brother Jake of C.J. Diirner and Sons Roofing, Inc., in Ephrata, specializing in church roofs and steeples. He did a great deal of work on the Lititz Moravian Church roof and steeple.

Chuck was a determined, dedicated and hardworking business man who could sell ice to an Eskimo, or a church their own front door, often working from sun-up to sundown. He lived by the motto “Go Big or Go Home.”

Chuck was good hearted. He never stopped helping people, especially homeless people he met while on city jobsites. He would respond financially to radio announcements for blood donations. He was very eclectic and could get along with everyone. He was able to stop and enjoy life, by going fishing, grilling chicken, going on cruises, and driving his Z06 Corvette.

In addition to his wife, Jessica, and mother, Karen, Chuck is survived by his grandmother: Ruth Ellen (Allison) Diirner of Huntington; three children: Brooke G., Marcus A. T., and Charlie R. Diirner, all of Akron; three brothers: Jacob L. Diirner, husband of Heidi (Nace), of Ephrata; Jason L. Diirner, husband of Melody (Holbrook), of Ephrata; and Lee R. Diirner, husband of Gina (McGinnis), of Akron; and his aunt: Mary Diirner of East Petersburg.

Chuck was preceded in death by an infant child.

Services were held June 11 at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz. Inurnment was private.

Please omit flowers. Memorial Contributions may be made to Fulton Bank, for the care of Charles Ryan Diirner, 3630 Rothsville Road, Ephrata, PA 17522.

To place a condolence online, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

 

Diirner poses for a photo while doing repairs at the Clock Towers condos in Lancaster.

Diirner poses for a photo while doing repairs at the Clock Towers condos in Lancaster.

 

Roofers from C.J. Diirner & Sons do repair work on the steeple of Lititz Moravian Church.

Roofers from C.J. Diirner & Sons do repair work on the steeple of Lititz Moravian Church.

 

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