Charles R. Northrup, Jr., 72 of Granville Summit, PA, passed away Monday morning, June 24, 2019 at Troy Guthrie Community Hospital.
Charles Robert, “Pooch.” as known by family, was born November 8, 1946 in Towanda a son of the late Charles Sr. and Betty Jane (Hatch) Northrup. Charles enlisted in the U.S. Army and following basic training returned home to marry his sweetheart the former Marguerite Mary Putnam on August 6, 1965. He returned to the Army and honorably served our Country during the Vietnam Era until his honorable discharge. Charles was employed at Ingersall Rand and served as a union president. In later years, he was employed by Toshiba as a maintenance supervisor. He knew every piece of machinery in the plant and was involved in preparing the plant for start-up. He was always proud to be involved in the start-up of the business and was employed there for many years until his retirement. Charles was a member of the Canton VFW Post 714 in Canton, Pa. and General State Post 945 of the American Legion.
Charles was a nature lover and loved all animals, especially his dogs. He leaves behind his canine friend Cole. He enjoyed fishing and boating, especially in Florida. He loved to tinker on machinery of any kind and could fix just about anything. His family was everything to him. Charles always worked hard to make sure they had what they needed, and never thought twice about sacrificing anything for his family. Charles valued everyone, even if they had differences. He will always be remembered for his huge heart, compassion and generosity that he showed to everyone.
Surviving are three children and their spouses; Wendy (and Tony) Liguori of Bentley Creek, Charli Kay Northrup of Canton Richard (and Meagan) of Atlanta, GA, five grandchildren; Tivon, Maleki, Sevyn, Gunner and Benson, three siblings; Annabell Vanderpool of Canton, Kane Northrup and Star (and Bobby) McKeon all of Monroeton, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Charles was predeceased by his wife, Mary, of 45 years on October 28, 2010.
A service to celebrate Charles’ life will be held at the convenience of the family. Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton is assisting his family with final arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com