The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Daily Item Obituaries

April 1, 2013

Charles H. Blue, 79, Selinsgrove

SELINSGROVE — Charles Henry Blue, of Selinsgrove, died on Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the age of 79.

By all accounts, Charles earned his rest, having labored tirelessly at all his hobbies and vocations. He was truly gifted in understanding all things mechanical and was able to repair virtually any contraption. He delighted in working with his hands and was fortunate enough to earn a living doing what he loved.

Following his graduation from Shikellamy High School in 1953, Charles joined the Navy and served aboard the USS Leary DDR/DD 879 until his discharge to inactive reserves in 1957. He often spoke of his travels around the world and life aboard ship. He later would become very active in his ship’s reunions, never missing a gathering if he could help it.

He spent the majority of his career working at PP&L in Shamokin Dam until his retirement in 1996. He later worked for a time at Yellowstone National Park, dodging bison on his way to work repairing various odds and ends across the length and breadth of the park.

Charles took great pride in his service as a Freemason and was Past Master of former Masonic Lodge 713 in Sunbury.

He delighted in reading, particularly tales of adventure on the high seas; singing songs of Spike Jones, Phil Harris, and Frank Sinatra; sharing jokes and amusing anecdotes; dancing with his wife and teaching others to dance; and escaping to his workshop to craft some new piece of furniture or repair a malfunctioning appliance. He developed close friendships with people who shared his passion for travel, ensuring that his later years were filled with excitement and new adventures. He will be missed.

He is survived by his children, Bonnie Steck, Vickie and Brad Koch, Audrey Blue and Chad Trego, Charles Edward and Christina Blue; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

His wife of more than 50 years, Gloria Angeli Blue, died in 2012.

A gathering of remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Sunbury Masonic Lodge.

A donation in his memory can be made to the Washington Revels (revelsdc.org; attn. Greg Lewis).

Arrangements are by the David T. Zweier Funeral Home, 157 Chestnut St., Sunbury.

Send condolences to www.dacidzweierfuneralhome.com.

 

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