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May 2, 1929 - May 20, 2018
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Charles R. Maurer, Sr., age 89, a lifelong resident of Moosic, passed away Sunday morning surrounded by family in the same house in which he was born. He is survived by his beloved wife, Martha Jackson Maurer, of whom he celebrated 68 amazing years of marriage with on February 25th.
Born on May 2, 1929, Charles was the son of the late Russell and Helen Gill Maurer. After attending the former St. Cecelia’s, he began working at the age of 14 alongside his father and grandfather at the Dupont Powder Mill. He then worked at the Sauquoit Silk Mill in Scranton before taking a position for Riverside School District, as a bus driver and ultimately retiring as the head of maintenance.
A life member of the Moosic Hose Company, Charles began his tenure as Fire Company Chief in 1954 and held the longest running tenure in the Commonwealth. He was acknowledged for having volunteered for a 1000 ambulance calls and awarded a golden badge.
He was also a faithful member of Queen of the Apostles Parish in Avoca.
An avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting particularly with his hound dogs and working outdoors. He loved sports including wrestling, boxing and being a die-hard Boston Redsox fan. He also had a love of Campbell Soup memorabilia, garden trinkets, and outdoor decorations that created spectacular displays especially at Christmas time. He was known as the “Mayor of Park Street” and for his love of sweets. These and countless other memories will never be forgotten.
Above all else, he loved his family. “Pa” will forever be missed.
He is survived by his loving son, Charles R. Maurer, Jr. and wife Marion, of Moosic and daughters, Virginia Hargrove, of Moosic, and Doris Keating-Welenc of Scranton; a sister, Alma Hunter of Moosic; eight grandchildren, Marion Lynn, Virginia and Ashley Maurer, Russell Hargrove, and wife Shannon, Ryan Hargrove and wife Krystal, Rachel Marable and husband Clint, and twins, Sean and Amber Welenc; six great grandchildren, Kayla Reagan, Ellie Ana and Emmalyn Marable, Giovanni Cintron, and Charlie and Asher Hargrove; and many nieces and nephews.
His family would like to thank the staff at GCMC ICU and the 4th floor unit and also Allied Services, including Outpatient Hospice, for the tremendous care, compassion and kindness given to both Charles and his family. They’re forever grateful.
Funeral services will begin on Thursday at 9:15AM from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, with a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at Queen of the Apostles, 715 Hawthorne Street in Avoca, to be celebrated by Rev. Rev. Philip J. Sladicka, Pastor. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Old Forge.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday between 4-8:00PM at the funeral home.