Charles M. Hallock Jr. December 28, 1924 – October 30, 2016
Charles was born in Bradford, to Charles M. Hallock Sr., and Esther May Rose Hallock, the eldest of three children.
He graduated from Bradford High School in 1942. Charles was a proud World War II veteran, serving as a Sergeant with Company A, 47th Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for injuries sustained at Remagen, Germany in March, 1945.
He was a life member of Lt. John C. Roche Post 212, Veterans of Foreign Wars in Bradford, serving as commander for two terms; member of American Legion Post 290, Stafford, Va.; and a life member of Disabled American Veterans, Post 29 in Mansfield.
Charles married Freida Deivert and they had four children; Roger, Jake, Jeff and Kathy. They later divorced but remained good friends over many years. Charles and his family relocated from Bradford to Wellsboro in 1956 as one of the original employees who opened the Dresser manufacturing plant. He continued to work as an accountant with the Dresser and Dresser Rand at their Wellsboro and Painted post facilities until his retirement. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro for many years.
Charles married Helen Barnish in June of 1975, celebrating thirty-three years of marriage until her death in 2008. In addition to Helen, he was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Dawn White and Shirley Meabon; and his grandson, Lucas Hallock.
He is survived by his former wife, Freida Cox; children and stepchildren, Roger, Jake, and Jeff Hallock, and Kathy Hallock O’Neal; Richard and Michael Barnish, and Mary Barnish Anderegg, as well as many grandchildren; great grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday, November 5, 2016, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. 139 Main St., Wellsboro, visitation from 10-11 a.m. with funeral to follow at 11 a.m. officiated by Rev. Rich Hanlon. Burial will be at Twin Hills Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charles’ name to the charity of your choice, particularly those for service veterans.
Arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. To share your fondest memories and sign Charles’ guestbook, visit www.tusseymosher.com.