Charles M. ‘Charlie’ Mextorf
Charles M. “Charlie” Mextorf, 88, of Williamsport, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019. Surviving is his loving wife of 68 years, Eleanor (Schade) Mextorf.
Charlie was born Aug. 8, 1930, in Jersey City, N.J., but proud to be raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a son of the late Martin and Berna (Johansen) Mextorf.
Charlie did many things for work during his life. He was a vice president at Gruenberg Oven Company and owned his own electronics company. Most recently he held the position of safety director at Staiman Recycling. As a member of White Deer Golf Complex, he cherished golfing with his sons and grandsons. Charlie was an Original Little League coach and umpire. He was also instrumental in starting the AYSO program in the Williamsport area.
Charlie enjoyed music. He was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church since 1970. He was very active in the church volunteering and singing in the church choir. He also sang in the West Branch Chorus. Charlie was also a member of the John F. Laedlein Lodge No. 707 F&AM.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Kenneth R. Mextorf (Marnie), of Charlottesville, Va., Thomas M. Mextorf (Debbie), of Lancaster, Richard J. Mextorf (Katherine), of Hamburg, Nancy E. Wood (Keith), of Williamsport, and James W. Mextorf (Lisa), of Albany, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren, Allison, Bethany, Kimberly, Tracy, Ryan, Christopher, Jonathan, Joshua, Andrew, Brian, Emily, Justin, Chelsey, Taylor, and Evan; and six great-grandchildren, Allan, Abigail, Nathaniel, David, Emma, and Braddick.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Nicholas Mextorf, and a sister, Ann Malin.
A memorial service to honor Charlie’s life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1400 Market St. Williamsport. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Luke Fund c/o St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1400 Market St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.