Surrounded by his loving family, Charles H. Muckle Jr., 82, of Fallowfield Township, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, in Mon Valley Hospital. Born Sept. 19, 1927, in Charleroi, he was the son of the late Charles H. and Rose (Pensis) Muckle Sr. During World War II, he honorably served his country in the U.S. Army with Battery A, 8th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Training Regiment. Known affectionately by his fellow employees as "Muck," he retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Allenport Plant, after 42 years of dedicated service as a millwright. As a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Charleroi, he served as an usher and was active in its fundraising activities. He was also involved with maintenance inside and outside church property. He was a member of the Charleroi Elks Lodge #494, a former member of the French and Slavic clubs in North Charleroi and the first place finisher in his age group in the 2003 Charleroi Little Great Race. Even though Mr. Muckle greatly enjoyed outdoor activities, swimming and gardening, his family and grandchildren were his pride and joy. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marie (Holish); daughters, Holly Mosco and husband James, of Charleroi, and Lori Davis and husband, Robert, of Monroeville; grandchildren, Hannah and Gina Mosco and Alison and Matthew Davis; sister, Colleen Whitenton; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Norma Evans and husband, William, and a brother-in-law, Lee Whitenton. Friends will be received 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in MELENYZER-DUBARR FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 825 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, in Christ Lutheran Church, with Rev. Ken Thompson officiating. Interment, with full military honors by Charleroi American Legion Post #22, will follow in Monongahela Cemetery. The Charleroi Elks will conduct services 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.