Charles E. Funk Jr.
HALIFAX • Charles E. Funk Jr., 73, passed away peacefully surrounded by family Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Charles was born April 8, 1947, in Harrisburg, Pa., the son of the late Charles E. Funk Sr. and Leora LaRue (Patton) Funk. Charles entered the U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division in 1969 and served as a staff sergeant and squad leader in Vietnam. Charles is survived by his loving wife Alice (Seagrist) Funk of 51 years; two children, Clint (Tiffiany) Funk of Halifax, and Celene (Andrew) Steckel of Westminster, Md.; and three grandchildren; Caden and Cylah Funk, and Tate Steckel. Charles is also survived by his sister Christine (Jeff) Howe of Halifax. He is also survived by two godsons, Jonathan and Adam Mattis, several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins, longtime neighbors and friends. In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by a brother, Chad Funk. Charles was a Halifax High School graduate and president of the class of 1965. He went to attend Messiah College where he studied chemistry. Charles retired from a career as a heat treat engineer at Caterpillar Tractor of York. After retiring from Caterpillar, Charles worked a second career at Pennsylvania Housing and Finance Agency (PHFA) in Harrisburg. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church where he served on the church council, building and grounds committee, cemetery committee, as superintendent, church choir and as a Sunday school teacher. He also hosted an annual live nativity in his barn for more than 40 years. Charles was also a member of the Halifax VFW Post No. 5750, the Fisherville Grange, the Halifax Twp. Planning Commission and Halifax Historical Society. He loved volunteering his construction skills for community projects, including the Halifax football concession stand, Taylor School restoration, Messiah Lutheran Church education building, Twin Valley Players sets, and many other projects throughout his life. Charles was a strong patriot and supporter of veterans’ initiatives, adorning his barn with the American flag. Charles’ greatest joy was being a grandfather and spending time with his family. “Pap” could always be found cheering on his grandchildren at their sporting and musical events, near and far. Memorial contributions can be made to Messiah Lutheran Church, 3 Church St., Halifax PA 17032, or to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg PA 17110, or to Graceful Acres Therapeutic Riding Program, 193A Ridge Rd., Halifax PA 17032. A visitation will held at the Halifax United Methodist Church (105 Wind Hill Dr., Halifax, PA 17032) Wednesday, June 24, 2020, from 10 a.m.–noon with a memorial service at 12 p.m. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes Ltd., Elizabethville, handled the arrangements. Please sign the online register book at minnichfuneral.com
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