Charles K. Schartel, 57, of Pottsville, passed away on Wednesday afternoon in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street, Pottsville.
Born in Pottsville on December 7, 1962, he was the son of Beverly A. (Sheriff) and the late William J. Shartel, Jr.
He was a graduate of Pottsville High School Class of 1980.
Charles proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1982-85.
He was of the Catholic faith.
Charles was a member of the Cressona American Legion.
He was as a correctional officer at the State Correctional Institution-Frackville for over 20 years until his retirement. Charles was a monitor at Conewago Drug and Rehab Facility, Pottsville.
Charles was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and enjoyed listening to his favorite music from the 80’s.
He was preceded in death by his father, William J. Schartel, Jr. in 2012.
Charles is survived by his mother, Beverly A. Schartel; a son, Dylan J. Schartel; brothers: William J. III, husband of Jayne, of VA; Douglas J. , husband of Melissa, of Tamaqua; Patrick E., of Pottsville; and James E., husband of Tara, of Pottsville; and several nieces and nephews..
Services and interment with military honors at Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery will be private at the convenience of the family.
The family request contributions in Charles’ memory be sent to the American Cancer Society,
P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.lordbixler.com.