Charles J. Shaud, 75 of St. Clair, died Thursday after he fought a warrior’s fight against diabetes and heart disease.
He was born July 24 1944 in Pottsville a son of the late Michael and Elizabeth Mehalko Shaud.
He was a graduate of St. Clair High School.
He was an Army Veteran having served during the Vietnam War.
Charlie had many jobs over the years, so of which he work as a chief chemist at Allied Chemical, the Maintenance Director at Cardinal Brennan High School, and a landscaper, but, as he joked, he was a Jack of many trades. But the one he held the highest was being a Dad.
Charlie was a member of the Joliett First United Methodist Church, and love singing in the choir. Over the years he served God as a Sunday School teacher, a van driver that picked up children in the community for Sunday School, and also as an Lay Pastor. He led by example, always ready to lend a helping hand to a friend or a stranger who was in need. He showed love and compassion to people, which is a trait he passed on to his girls.
Charlie was an incredible Athlete that achieved many things over his life, just to name a few; were in 1961 Charlie was Elected to the WigWam Wisemen All American Football team in which only 44 boys in the Country were selected to play for. He was also had a mention in the “Big 33” association. He went on to play for Alabama College before going on to play professional football for the Baltimore Colts circa 1966-68. He also played semi-professional for several teams, but his favorite team that he loved, not only to play for, but telling stories about, was his hometown team, the Undefeated 1970’s Schuylkill County Coal Crackers, where he met his wife of 49 years.
Charlie loved “playing the game”, and came to find a new love and passion for coaching. Charlie devoted his spare time to helping influence and mold into not only good sportsman, but good citizens, and Scholar athletes. By trying to instill in them the same values that he had both on and off the field. Charlie coached both football and baseball for local High schools, such as Cardinal Brennan High School, Shenandoah Valley High School, and at his alma mater Saint Clair High School He also coached girls teams in basketball, and softball for the Pottsville Girls Softball League. He also loved being a PIAA Referee , he Loved his “Crew”.
He was preceded in death by his two brother’s Michael Shaud and Robert Shaud, and nephew Eric C. Shaud.
Surviving is his wife of 49 years Joan A. Selinko Shaud, his daughters Wendy A Shaud Jones wife of E, Gretchen A. Shaud, and Danielle A Sullivan Giamarino. His Grandchildren Zachary Fedornak, Zane T. Jones, Marley A. Giamarino, Mia A. Giamarino. a sister, Elizabeth A. Shaud Lyons the wife of the late Ronald J. Lyons. Also several Nieces and nephews, that he thought of as his own children. He will be sadly missed by his family as well as his animals. Gabby, Nellie, Tippy, and Wattie
A service of remembrance celebrating the life of Charlie will be held at a later date. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions made help defray some funeral cost to James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, 1112 W. Market St., Pottsville, PA 17901.
Arrangements are under the care of James B. Humphrey, funeral director, James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville.
Please share your memories and condolences with Charlie’s family by signing the guest book at www.jehumphreyfuneralhome.com.