Charles R “charlie” Wright, 85, of Montgomery, died on Thursday, June 8, 2023 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, surrounded by his family.
He was born in Old Lycoming Township on June 9, 1937, to the late W. Malcolm and Loie L. (Barto) Wright. On October 27, 1989, he married the former Sandra Golder, who is still alive. Together they celebrated 33 years of marriage.
Charlie attended Montgomery schools. He worked as a maintenance mechanic for several manufacturers in the region.
Charlie was a life member of St. John’s Lutheran “Brick” Church, Montgomery.
He was a former member of the Montgomery Lions Club. Charlie was a member of the Water and Sewer Authority and the Centennial Committee for Montgomery, and was also a member of the Montgomery Historical Society.
Charlie enjoyed travelling, gardening, raising chickens and working with wood. He loved John Deere tractors and listened to country and Irish music.
Besides his wife, four children survive: Debra (Douglas) Engelman of Milton, David Wright of Williamsport, Gayle (John) Kiessling of Muncy and Mark Foresman of Hughesville; a brother, O. Michael Wright of Montgomery; a sister, Holly (Bill) Hoover, of Watsontown; five grandchildren, Meghan (Christopher) Young, Corey Engelman (Liliana Matos), Michelle (Steven) Wallace, Michael (Ashley) Wright and Christopher (Bethann Poust) Foresman; five great-grandchildren, Cadence and Madison Young, Kami and Sklyar Wright, and Amelia Wallace; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, his first wife, Sylvia (Moll) Wright, also died; five brothers; and three sisters.
Friends will be welcomed at St. John’s Lutheran on Saturday, July 1 from 10am to 11am “Brick” Church, 196 Brick Church Rd., Montgomery, where a life service will be held at 11 a.m. led by James Girven.
If friends so wish, memorial donations can be made to St. John’s Lutheran in memory of Charlie “Brick” Church, 196 Brick Church Rd., Montgomery, PA 17752.
The family is supported by Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St. Muncy.
Condolences can be shared at www.grenoblefuneralhome.com.