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Charles J. "Charlie" Pickin, Sr.


February 25, 2013


Charles J. “Charlie” Pickin, Sr., 83, of 1804 Bloom Road Danville, PA, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Geisinger Medical Center Danville, PA.  He was born September 24, 1929 in Youngstown OH the son of the late Frank and Josephine Lyons Pickin.   

He was of the Catholic faith. He attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Danville, PA.  He was employed by The Danville News for over 50 years, where he began his employment as a paperboy and worked his way up to Pressman, retiring in 1995.  He also owned Thrifty Printing in Danville, PA.  He worked at the Bloomsburg Fair for many years as a parking lot attendant and at the Mahoning Township voting polls. He was also a Volunteer Fireman for many years.   He recently donated an old printing press to the Mooresburg School. 

Charlie loved photography.  He enjoyed picking berries and sharing them with many of his friends and family.  Charlie was well known for his contagious smile, sense of humor, and his famous quote, “I’ll see you again when you are in better humor.” He adored his family. 

He was married for 55 years to Geraldine M. “Gerry” Pickin who preceded him in death November 20, 2007.  He is survived by his sons Charles J. Pickin of Plantation, FL, John W. Pickin of Shamokin, PA, and Ed Becton of Plantation, FL and his daughters Tish A. Glasgow and her husband Jim of North Augusta, SC; Mary J. Pickin of Danville and Kathy M. Scott and her husband, Charles V., of Conneautville, PA.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Matthew Pickin, Jessica Amon and her husband David, Tressa, Keri, Alayna, Jordan and Christian Scott and three brothers, Richard Pickin of Danville, PA, John Pickin of Bloomsburg, PA and Joseph Pickin of Danville, PA. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, William Pickin and his sisters Betty Pearson, Catherine Patton, and Mary Pickin. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Charlie’s Life to be held Friday, March 1, 2013 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church 20 Brookside Drive (Off 642 East) Danville, PA with the Reverend Dr. Harry H. Wonderland officiating.  Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery Danville, PA.  Friends will be received from 9:30 AM until 10:45 AM at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association PO Box 15120 Chicago, IL  60693, Danville SPCA 2801 Bloom Road Danville, PA  17821, or Fabulous Feline Cat Rescue PO Box 132, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.  Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W Mahoning Street Danville, PA.  www.visneski.com

 


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