Charles (Chuck) Robert Skelton, 90, a life-long resident of Edinboro, passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014, at Edinboro Manor after a brief illness.
Born in Venango Township, Crawford County, on Dec. 13, 1923, Charles was a son of the late Robert H. Skelton and Helen D. Luellen Skelton.
He was a 1942 graduate of Edinboro High School, where he excelled in football and baseball, two sports he enjoyed following throughout his life.
A longtime dairyman, Charles operated the Broadview Dairy Farm for more than 25 years. From his teenage years, he had a passion for hunting and enjoyed several expeditions into the American West. Chuck also was an avid fisherman with many memorable experiences in the Florida Keys and Alaska.
Charles was a skilled craftsman and carpenter. In 1984, he completed the construction of his beloved “home in the woods” where he resided until the last week of his life.
Surviving Charles are a daughter, Joan Stuhr and her husband, Paul, of Cedar Grove, Wis.; and nieces and nephews, including Jean Whitman and her husband, Leon, of Tulsa, Okla., Dorothy Erdely of Houston, Texas, Margaret Orr and her husband, Scott, of Cambridge Springs, Paula Mosier of Cambridge Springs, Robert Skelton and his wife, Diane, of Crossingville, Paul Skelton and his wife, Tina, of Saegertown, and Chuck Skelton and his wife, Kelly, of Cranesville. In addition, there are numerous great nieces and nephews who survive.
Preceding Charles in death, in addition to his parents, was his wife, Virginia H. Randall Skelton, whom he married on Dec. 24, 1942, and who died in 2005. His brother, Paul E. Skelton, died in 2004.
Friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home, 306 Erie St., Edinboro, on Monday from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by a graveside committal service in Venango Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Venango Cemetery.
To send condolences, please visit vanmatrefuneralhome.com.