Charles West Obituary, Death – It wouldn’t be ethical to keep quiet about how incredible of a person you were, Charles West. I want to express my gratitude for being my buddy and my supporter for the past four years. Your pink toes, your refusal to wear anything that even somewhat resembled Ohio State orange, and your compassion for those who are battling with addiction are things that I will never forget. You looked out for the well-being of everyone in your immediate vicinity to the best of your ability.
Charles E. “Jim” West, age 89, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Menno Haven. Mr. West was a resident of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Fayetteville, Pennsylvania was the location of his birth on June 23rd, 1927. He was the son of Edward C. West, who passed away, and Minnie Brown West, who also passed away. Jim’s service in the United States Marine Corps during World War II was one of honor and distinction. Jim continued his dedication to his country by serving as an air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic at the Letterkenny Army Depot until the year 1983, when he took his retirement. He attended services at the Second Lutheran Church in Chambersburg throughout his life.
Throughout the years, Jim’s favorite activities included going on fishing and hunting trips, as well as spending time with his family and taking summer vacations at Long Beach in North Carolina and Forked River in New Jersey. All of the canines he had owned during his life held a particular place in his heart. Patricia A. Hoover West, Jim’s devoted wife of 67 years, is among those he leaves behind. He also leaves behind two daughters, Diane Roland (husband Ronald) and Christine Helman; three grandsons, James Roland, Jeremy Helman (wife Liza), and Adam Helman (wife Carri); four great-grandchildren, Jarrell, Landen, Jared, and Ava; a sister, Mary McGee; and a large number of nieces and nephews. Jim passed away Jim was preceded in death by his parents as well as his four sisters, two brothers, and two other grandparents.
On Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 2:00 PM, a memorial ceremony honoring Jim’s life will be place at Second Lutheran Church, which is located at 240 E. Washington Street in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201. The services will be presided over by the Reverends Henry Johnson and Charles Kampmeyer. Both the viewing and the burial will be held in private.
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