Charles Richard Haun

Charles Richard Haun, 86, of Pine Run Road in Linden, Pa., died early Friday morning, Nov. 26, 2021.

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Harold and Eleanor Haun and moved with his family to Lynchburg, Va., as a young child. After high school he spent some time in the U.S. army as an integration officer in Germany where he learned the language. On returning to the states, he attended Bard College in Annandale on Hudson New York on the GI Bill. There he met and married his wife of 51 years, Caroline S. Kimball of Buffalo, N.Y.

Charles had many interests and vocations. He taught English at the Park school in Buffalo, N.Y., was a newspaper reporter for the North Adams Transcript in North Adams, Mass. and ran Community Action for Cape Cod and the Islands to name just a few.

In the mid-seventies, he and his family moved to Linden. Shortly after arriving, Charles was hired as the director of HUD Flood Recovery after the Agnes flood of 1972. Later, he started a small newspaper, The West Branch Trader of Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania. He was also active in local non-profit organizations, the arts and Williamsport mayoral politics. He co-founded and was vice president of Citizens Energy with Joe Kennedy II in Boston, Mass.

Charles loved to read, write, watch movies and conversate on all of the above. One of his plays was produced Off Off Broadway in New York City.

Charles is preceded in death by his wife Carol, his brother Robert Haun and two sisters: Elizabeth Palm, Nancy Hoffman. He is survived by five sons: Christopher, Geoffrey, Jonathan, Nicholas and David; one grandson, Rye; and two sisters: Mary Frances Salley and Susan Blondino.

A memorial service will be held in the spring.