Charles Floyd Metzler, 74, of Cambridge Springs passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022, at St. Vincent Health Center. Chuck was born in Erie on January 23, 1948, son of the late Archie Metzler and Wanda Adams Metzler. On June 27, 1970, he married Judith Ann Dopierala, and she survives. He graduated from Rice Avenue High School in Girard with the class of 1966. He was a Vietnam Veteran serving with the US Navy from 1966 until 1970. Chuck had worked at General Electric for over thirty-five years, retiring in 2010.  He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Cambridge Springs. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, watching his grandchildren play ball, and four-wheeling with his dog Patch through the woods.       

      He was preceded in death by daughter, Stephanie in 1985 and half-sister, Shirley Stablein.  

      In addition to his wife, Judy Metzler, survivors include daughter, Denise Stanford and her husband, Jesse of Cambridge Springs; son, Derek Metzler and his wife, Julie of Cambridge Springs; grandchildren Samantha Stanford, Reese Stanford, and Ali Metzler; sister, Linda Smith of Girard; and close cousin, Skip Keller.

      He maintained a great sense of humor until the end, and the family wishes to thank those who cared for Chuck at St. Vincent CICU at 3N. The family will have a celebration of Chuck’s life this fall. 

     Friends may call on Wednesday, August 17 at Van Matre Funeral Home, Cambridge Springs form 2-4 and 6-8 pm and are invited to a mass of Christian burial on Thursday, August 18, at 10 am at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Cambridge Springs with the Rev Fr Mark Nowak as celebrant. Interment will follow at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.