OBITUARY: Charles B. Stine Sr.

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Charles B. “Charlie” Stine Sr., age 90, of Ridge Road, Waynesboro, died at 12:34 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2012 in St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, Md. He had been in declining health the past year. At the time of his death, Charles was visiting with his daughter, Linda, and had been living the past three years with his daughter, Barbara, and family in Greencastle.

Born May 19, 1921 in Mercersburg,  he was the son of the late Columbus Christopher and Lulu Irene (Forsythe) Stine. He married Lois V. (Mowen) Stine on April 10, 1952 in Hagerstown, Md. She died on April 14, 2008.

Charles retired from the Landis Tool Co. of Waynesboro.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War, having served in the 83rd Infantry Division in World War II and in the 25th Infantry Division in Korea. He served in the Invasion of Normandy and in the Battle of the Bulge. He received numerous medals, including the Purple Heart after being wounded in Germany.

Charles was a life member of the Harry D. Zeigler V.F.W. Post 6319 and a member of the Frank L. Carbaugh American Legion Post 373, both of Greencastle. He also was a member of the Mercersburg Sportsman Association.

He attended the Otterbein United Brethren Church of Greencastle.

Surviving family are two daughters Linda (husband Andy) Hilbert, Mechanicsville, Md. and Barbara (husband Jim) Beaver, Greencastle; three sons, Charles B. Stine Jr., Mercersburg, Jeffrey L. (wife Jenny) Stine, Rouzerville and Steven C. Stine Sr., Waynesboro; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter.

He was the last of his immediate family.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one sister and six brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 10 from the Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle, with Rev. David G. Rawley officiating.

Burial with military honors provided by the Chambersburg V.F.W. Post 1599 Honor Guard will be in the Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.

he family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Greencastle V.F.W. will hold a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may give in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanfh.com