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Charles H. (Chiz) 90, was born January 1, 1927 in Johnstown,Pa. and died November 12,2017 in Pgh.,Pa. Beloved husband for 65yrs. of the late Joan Louise (St. Clair) Tilley. Also parents, the late Nannie O.( Altemus) Tilley and Thomas A. Tilley, brother, Thomas A. Tilley Jr. and sister, Elda Mae(Hunt) Hamilton. He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl (Sigurdur R.) Petursson, grandchildren, Joanne Petursson(Michael) Tomnay, Celeste Petursson(Thomas) McCombs, Cecelia Petursson, Esra Charles Petursson and great grandchildren, Tatum Sarah Tomnay, Scarlett Maya McCombs and Sterling Nicholas McCombs. Chiz entered Military service in April 1945 serving with the Army 808th Engineer Aviation Battalion in the Asiatic Pacific Theater and discharged December 1946. Chiz was a 59yr member of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of Plumbing and Pipe Fitters Local 354. He was a Master Plumber and worked for Hinkle Plumbing and Heating until 1993 when Chiz retired. He was a 66yr member of Cambria Lodge #278 at Johnstown of the Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons of Pa. He and his wife Joan loved to travel and spend time with their grandchildren. Chiz will be greatly missed by his family. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUER'S. Friends welcome at 2828 Washington Rd.,McMurray, 724-941-3211 on Thursday 2-4 and 6-8pm where services will be held Friday 11am. Interment private at Grandview Cemetery,Johnstown,Pa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Westmont Presbyterian Church, 601 Luzerne St., Johnsown, Pa. 15905. Please add or view tributes at www.beinhauer.com.
Published on November 13, 2017
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