Meadville Tribune

October 16, 2013

David F. Charlton

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — David F. Charlton, 56, of Meadville passed away at his residence on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.

He was born Aug.  23, 1957, in Meadville, a son of Frederic and Carole Mitchell Charlton. He married Heather Hood on March 17, 2010; she survives.

He was a 1975 graduate of Meadville High School and was a truck driver for Ainsworth Pet Nutrition Inc.

He was a life member of West Mead 1 Volunteer Fire Department, Station 4 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006.

David was a very social person who enjoyed NASCAR, collecting die cast construction equipment, mowing the lawn and was a life-long Denver Broncos fan.

In addition to his loving wife, Heather, he is survived by his parents, Frederic and Carol Charlton; four sisters, Linda Henderson and her husband, Don, of Maryland, Pamela O’Laughlin and her husband, Dennis, of Meadville, Janice Snidemiller and her husband, Robert, of North Carolina and Mary Jo Sanks and her husband, Tony, of Butler; a brother, Jeff Charlton and his wife, Nyra, of Meadville; an aunt, Mary Charlton of Meadville; and nieces and nephews, John O’Laughlin, Julia O’Laughlin, Celina Sanks, Julian Sanks, Charlie Henderson, William Henderson, Brooke Charlton and Morgan Charlton.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William and Ruth Charlton; maternal grandparents, Paul and Georgie Mitchell; and a nephew, Donovan Sanks.

Family and friends are welcome to call on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at Roofner-Collins-Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 544 Chestnut St., Meadville.

The funeral service will be on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Greggory R. Giles of Saint John’s Church of God officiating.

Memorial contributions in David’s memory can be made to West Mead 1 Fire Department, 20914 Alden St., Meadville, Pa. 16335; or Alzheimer’s Association at

Please take a moment to share a memory, condolence or order flowers for the family on David’s Book of Memories online at