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Charles W. “Chuck” Hritz | 88

March 12, 1932 - December 20, 2020

Charles W. “Chuck” Hritz, 88, of 138 Bennett Road, St. Marys, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020, at Pinecrest Manor, after an extended hospital stay.

He was born March 12, 1932, in Punxsutawney, son of the late Peter and Sophia Sheofsky Hritz.  Chuck was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School, Class of 1951 and had been a resident of St. Marys since 1956.  He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1988 after 33 years of service, and also retired from Area Electric in 1993.

On September 24, 1955, in St. Peter’s Greek Catholic Church in Punxsutawney, Chuck married V. Joyce Snyder, who preceded him in death on September 25, 1995.

He is survived by two sons: Kevin John Hritz and his wife Renee of Front Royal, VA and Jeffrey Gerard Hritz and his wife Hope of Uncasville, CT; eight grandchildren: Jeffrey Hritz (Kelley), Jonathan Hritz (Tisha), Emily Hritz, Brooke Hritz, Luke Hritz, Levi Hritz, Charles Hritz, and Olivia Hritz; four great-grandchildren: Damien, Bailey, Tanner, and Avery; and by one sister, Marie Hudak of Mount Lebanon, PA.

In addition to his wife and parents, Chuck was preceded in death by five sisters: Ann Molnar, Agatha Pinchok, Sophia Knapik, Doris Cekovsky, and Betty Hritz; and by five brothers: Michael Hritz, Peter Hritz, John Hritz, George Hritz, and in infancy, George Hritz.

Chuck was a member of the St. Mary’s Church, where he assisted in the recording of the weekly collections received.  He was also a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean Conflict.  He was a former member of the Stackpole Foremen’s Club, the St. Marys Lions Club, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.  Chuck was instrumental in building the St. Marys Public Library and the Bavarian Hills Golf Course, where he made a hole-in-one.  He also enjoyed woodworking and golfing.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Monday, December 28, 2020, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Peter Augustine Pierjok, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday morning, from 10:00 until 10:45 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Mary’s Church, 315 Church Street, St. Marys, PA 15857.

Events

Visitation

December 28
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

December 28
11:00 am
St. Mary’s Church

Final Resting Place

December 28
St. Mary’s Cemetery

Tribute Wall

17 Comments

  1. Kevin & family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you let one of the great people in this life to go to the Father, and his son Jesus Christ. The separation is temporary but it is still very difficult when remembering those who have fondly looked after us and who shaped our lives with unfailing wisdom & values.

    Chuck was a tremendous person and the proof of this is because his children and grandchildren are all wonderful people as well. May he rejoin Joyce now and rest with the Lord eternally until the day we may be judged worthy to be with all of our loved ones in heaven again.

    John

  2. Rest In Peace Uncle Chuck! We will truly miss your sense of humor and your love for all of us! You were one of a kind and loved by all. Our deepest sympathy to the Hritz family.

  3. Kevin, Jeff and Family,
    Our deepest condolences go out to all of you. Chuck will be missed by all. He was an amazing man.
    Sincerely,
    Kelly Sitarek & Family

  4. Our deepest sympathies to Uncle Chuck’s family! What a wonderful loving man! He will be missed. Rest In Peace Uncle Chuck. God Bless you.

  5. Rest In Peace Uncle Chuck! We will truly miss your sense of humor and your love for all of us! You were one of a kind and loved by all. Our deepest sympathy to the Hritz family.

  6. Sorry for your loss, Kevin. Your dad made a great mark on St. Marys during his time. He will be missed.
    Lori Dallasen Tamburlin

  7. Kevin, my heart goes out to you and your family. May you find peace in your memories and knowing that he is in the arms of our Lord now. Prayers to you all.
    -Penny

  8. Our sincerest condolences go out to the Hritz family.

  9. I’m so sorry for your loss, Kevin and Jeff! My prayers are with your families.

  10. Sorry for your loss. Was an outstanding person. Will be missed by many friends and family. He will be resting in heaven.

  11. Our sincere condolences to Uncle Chuck’s family. He will be missed greatly. Will miss playing that round of golf with you at ‘The Open’ and the endless shrimp at Red Lobster.

  12. Dear Family, So saddened to hear about your wonderful Dad, he made me some beautiful wooden candle holders and I use them often. Reminds me of St. Marys and great friends. Stay safe, stay strong, teacher love. Larry and K8 Nekuza
    Bradenton, Florida

  13. Kevin, Renee, Olivia and Charles,

    Our sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad, Fr-in-Law and grandfather. Seemed like a very good guy from the story in the obituary, as well as a few of the pics Kevin has shared with me. Will keep all in our prayers. May he rest in peace in heaven.

    Rich and Janine Ravas

  14. God bless you, Uncle Chuck, and comfort your family with loving memories of you. You are truly “Home for Christmas.” We will miss your great wit and your loving way.

  15. Sorry for you loss.

    Doug Hepner

  16. Jeff and Family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your Father. May he rest in Our Lord’s peace! I’ll be praying for you and your family.
    Amy, Heiberger, VonArx

  17. My sincere condolences to Chuck’s family. I always enjoyed chatting with Chuck when I ran into him on the street etc. He was a pleasant man.

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