Charles Joseph Berchtold, age 83, of Edinboro, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018 at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born in Erie on November 12, 1934, one of ten children of the late Philip and Mildred Liebel Berchtold.
After graduating from Tech Memorial High School, Chuck entered the U.S. Coast Guard and served for four years before returning home. He started his career as a tool and die maker, working then for over 40 years at Tool-All, Inc. in Erie. Chuck was a hard worker, and even after retiring he enjoyed working outdoors taking care of his property, gardening, and for many years, he volunteered with the kitchen ministry at First Alliance Church in Erie.
A dedicated husband, father, and grandfather, Chuck would do anything for his family whom he loved dearly. He has been described as a generous man, willing to help anyone in need.
Six of Chuck’s siblings preceded him in death- Helen and Casey, and Joe, Fred, Robert, and Gilbert.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Arris Berchtold, whom he married in 1964; his son, Mark Berchtold of East Springfield; two daughters, Kelly Cook of Edinboro, and Lynn Lipinski and husband Kevin of McKean; three grandchildren- Ryan Cook, Ben Lipinski, and Noelle Lipinski; three siblings, all living in Fairview- Marge Reinhardt, David Berchtold, and James Berchtold and wife Val; and lastly, his beloved cat, Lillie.
The Berchtold family would like to thank Dr. Christian Dudenhoefer for his incredible care of Chuck over many years. Also, many thanks to Hospice of Crawford County and Dr. Brian Los for their excellent care. Special thanks to Tena Walker for all of her loving care and the gift of her time. And deep thanks and love to Dona Clendenin, a dear family friend and wonderful nurse, for all of her care, visits, and support.
Friends are invited to call at Van Matre Funeral Home, 306 Erie Street, Edinboro on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. and may attend the funeral service there Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Scott Shuffield of First Alliance Church of Erie will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Crawford County.