Charles V Badger, 87

Charles V “Chuck” Badger, 87, of Franciscan Manor, formerly of Big Beaver Borough, devoted husband, loving and caring father and grandfather went to be with his Lord on Friday, August 11, 2017 following a brief illness.

Born November 16, 1929 in Lawrence County, he was the son of the late Lester V. and Blanche Brown Badger. He was married for 53 years to Edna L. “Irene” Butkevitz Badger who passed away August 9, 2004.

Chuck graduated from Wampum High School where he played basketball and baseball. Following graduation, he played Minor League Baseball for the Boston Braves. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Post 749 in Wampum. Chuck retired after 37 years from Babcock and Wilcox where he worked as a tube inspector. He was an active member and Elder of the First United Presbyterian Church in Darlington. Chuck was also a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Meridian Lodge 411 in Enon Valley.

Survivors include two daughters, Colleen (Paul) Shotts of Everett, Kellie (David) Cercone of New Brighton; grandson, Aaron Shotts of Mechanicsburg; and a granddaughter, Stephanie Feola of Beaver.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday August 14, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 10 am with his pastor, Rev. C.F. Hoffman officiating. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in Graceland Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church, 3385 Old Darlington Rd Darlington, PA 16115.

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3 thoughts on “Charles V Badger, 87

  1. Colleen, Paul, Aaron, Kellie, Dave and Stephanie,
    We would like to express our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear father/grandfather. Many fond memories of good times at your warm and loving childhood home. May you find comfort in each other and peace knowing Chuck is now reunited with his beloved Irene. May God bless you and carry you through this difficult time. With much love,
    Ron, Coreen, Caitlin and Hannah Rozgonyi

  2. Kellie and Colleen and families,
    I worked at Franciscan Manor serving his meals for six years. My family was a neighbor of his for all of my life. Your dad used to make my mom laugh…evert time the electricity or cable would go out the phone would ring and Mom would say, “I bet that’s Chuck Badger!”, and it usually was. And then they would talk about what was going on around the neighborhood.
    Your dad was the baseball manager of two of my brothers little league team-the Green Weenies!! Funny name, but always #1!
    Your dad was a sweet man and I know the guys at his table Ai FranMann will miss him.
    I am so sorry for your loss!

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