Charles Newton Welshans

Charles Newton Welshans, 84, of Jersey Shore, passed on to our Lord Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at The Williamsport Home.

Born Sept. 19, 1929, in Allenwood, he was the son of Byron S. and Olive Mae (Miller) Welshans.

Charles was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church.

Charles retired from the Jersey Shore Steel.

He enjoyed traveling, gardening, candle making, doing puzzles and feeding his birds.

He is survived by nine children, Charles H. (Candy) Welshans, Steven L. Welshans, Kay L. (Tony) Heggenstaller, Lori L. Guthrie, John P. (Allison) Welshans, Diane L. (Charles) Apker, Judy A. Teeter, Byron Welshans, Lee E. (Stephanie) Welshans; 24 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ned Welshans of Florida, Jack Welshans, Dan Welshans, both of Jersey Shore; sisters, Mae Clements, of Jersey Shore and Mary Jane Brewster, of Woolrich; also his longtime companion, Ruth Carson.

He was predeceased by his wives, Phyllis Fulkrod Welshans and Judy Transeau Welshans; a grandson, Steven L. Welshans; and two brothers.

Memorial contributions can be made to the SPCA or the American Cancer Society of Williamsport.

Relatives and friends are invited to Charles’ Life Celebration service Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, beginning with a visitation from noon until 2 p.m. at the St. James Lutheran Church, 3242 Middle Road, Jersey Shore. Services will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gary Shumway officiating with his son John Welshans assisting. Burial will be in the Limestone Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., “A Life Celebration Home,” of Jersey Shore.

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