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Charles H. Muckle, Jr

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.


Much love and prayers to your family in this difficult time.

Michelle Smith Jan 17 2010 12:00 AM

I know this is a very sad and difficult time for you and your family. I have many fond memories of Mr. Muckle from when we were growing up. That big smile of his sitting in the living room in his chair. You have my very deepest sympathy.

Nancy (Lucas) Vincent Jan 4 2010 12:00 AM

Holly, Marie and Lori- I just wanted to express my heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Your father/husband was such a wonderful man - I will always remember his great laugh and sunny disposition. I believe he used to refer to me as "French Fry". May he rest in peace and may you find comfort knowing he is in a better place and you will meet up with him again.

Laurie French-Lehr Jan 3 2010 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathy for you great loss. Mary Usher (wife of Fred)

Mary Usher Jan 2 2010 12:00 AM

Holly and the entire family, We wanted to express our deepest sympathy to all of you. At this point, no words are available to help ease your pain and feelings of loss. We will keep you in our prayers. As difficult as it is, we must believe that our loved ones truly are in a better place. Again we offer our deepest sympathy. Noreen and Joe

Noreen & Joe Salamone Jan 1 2010 12:00 AM

Lori, My deepest sympathy in the loss of your wonderful father. I remember his smile and kind words during our high school years whenever we would get together. He was always so proud of you.

Kelley(Jones)Blaner Dec 31 2009 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences to Marie and the entire Muckle family. Chuck was one of the best kind of people and we know he will be missed.

Bruce and Doris Kusaj Dec 31 2009 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Mr.Muckle's passing. He is a big part of the fond memories I have of growing up on "The Hill". I will always remember the sound of his whistle.

Christy Flaherty Sweeney Dec 31 2009 12:00 AM

He never seemed to change, and that constancy in his person and through his family always provided our family with such comfort. You could always count on the Muckles. Marie, you and Chuck have always been a rock to our family -- that in you we could always find anchor. I knew him from childhood. I admired him in adulthood. I'll cherish his memory until I go to my own rest. He was proof positive that there is a God, and He is good.

Patrick Houston Dec 31 2009 12:00 AM