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Charles J. Wilk

August 15, 1927 — July 26, 2015

Charles J. Wilk

Wilk, Charles J. "Chuck", 87, Cresson, died July 26, 2015, at > Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. Born August 15, 1927, in Cresson, son > of the late Stanley T. and Helen M. (Goral) Wilk. Preceded in death > by wife, Nancy Jean (Buchanan) on Oct. 12, 2010, grandson, Russell > Swanhart, daughter-in-law, Barbara Wilk, great-grandson, Kyle > Timothy Hooper, mother-in-law, Kathleen Buchanan, and brothers, > Donald and Richard. Survived by children: Alison Williams (Chuck), > Millsboro, Del.; Christopher (Lisa), Cresson; Kathy Wilk, > Florida;Timothy, Hollidaysburg; and Laura Slebodnick (Eugene), > Ebensburg; 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Graduate of > Cresson High School, Class of 1945; Bright's Horticultural School, > Chicago, Illinois; Spartan School of Aeronautics, Spartan, Alabama; > and Meteorological School in Oklahoma. World War II Army Air Corps > veteran, serving with the military police in the European Theatre > operations. Owner of Chuck Wilk's Flower Shop and Greenhouse in > Cresson for 55 years. Chuck was a licensed pilot and avid golfer, > bowler and hunter. Was last employed at Scotch Valley Country Club > as a gardener and member of grounds crew. Member of St. Aloysius > Parish, and American Legion, Post 238, both of Cresson; and > Sankertown V.F.W., Post 7377. Past member of Summit Country Club and > Sylvan Hills Golf Course. Past president of Gallitzin Lions Club. > His greatest joy was being with his family. Friends received from 2 > to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Charles M. Kennedy Funeral Home, > Cresson, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass > will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Aloysius Church, Very > Rev. Father John D. Byrnes. Committal, church cemetery. Military > graveside rite by Cresson American Legion, Sankertown V.F.W. and > other local veteran organizations. >i¿½i¿½


10 a.m., Friday, July 31, 2015

St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 7911 Admiral Peary Hwy., Cresson, Pa. 16630


2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015

Kennedy Funeral Home, 233 Keystone Ave., Cresson, Pa.

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