Charles O’Donnell Sr. | Obituary

Charles “Chuck” O’Donnell Sr., 59, of Watsontown, Lewis Township, formerly of Lancaster and Canton, passed away Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at home with family by his side.

Charles Eugene was born Aug. 19, 1961, in Lancaster a son of the late Joseph and Nancy (Chambers) O’Donnell.

Later, at the age of 13, Chuck and his family moved to the Canton area to make their home. He attended Canton High School and St. John’s Methodist Church in Grover. On June 17, 2000, Chuck married the former Gloria Rathbun in Watsontown and together they shared 20 years of loving marriage.

He will be remembered as a “Jack of all Trades” a man who worked hard and provided for those he loved, especially his family. He was self employed most of his life as a dedicated truck driver.

His hobbies included hunting, mudding, cookouts, making hay, spending time with family and lovingly picking on the grandchildren.

Surviving Charles are his wife Gloria; siblings, Joanne (Doug) Wesneski of Roaring Branch, Linda (Scot) Groff of Peach Bottom, Pam (Tony) Hamm of Turbotville and Joe (Ella) O’Donnell Jr. of Roaring Branch; children, Shawn (Dana) Walker of Harrisburg, Tiffany O’Donnell (Russell Weaber) of Turbotville, Brenda Porter (Arthur Whitenight) of Milton, Deadra Porter of Watsontown, Charles O’Donnell Jr. of Watsontown and Tamara (Karl) Miller of Grover; grandchildren, Joshua and Khegan Walker, Shania Stone, Brandan Cromley, Gabrielle, Gavin and Greyson Whitenight, Chasiti and Klaitin Chouinard and Kellie Rathbun, Christopher and Briella O’Donnell, Jayden, Jaxxon and Jennavieve and Janaya Lamont and Brooke and Damien Miller; several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Calling hours will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Josh Kelley officiating.

Burial will follow in the Ellenton Cemetery.

Please abide with the CDC guidelines and wear a mask and follow social distancing while attending.

The family invites friends to attend the Canton Moose Lodge for a time of fellowship and luncheon following the services.

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