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Charles W. Hummer Sr., 86, of 15 Hummer Road, Danville, passed away at his home at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2017, while under the care of Geisinger Columbia Montour Hospice.

He was born in Ruth Township, Northumberland County, on March 19, 1931, in the same home that he died in. He was a son of the late Ralph W. and Mae (Getty) Hummer. He was a 1949 graduate of Danville High School.

Charles was employed at the former Textron Industries, Inc., Danville, for 43 years, retiring in 1994.

He was a member of St. Peter's United Methodist Church, Riverside. Charles also belonged to Danville Mahoning Lodge 224, F & AM for more than 50 years; Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Sunbury; Danville Moose Lodge 1133 for more than 50 years and he was past governor; life member of the Southside Fire Company, Riverside; and the National Rifle Association.

Charles was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a former Republican Committeeman for Rush Township and a member of the Second Amendment Foundation.

Surviving are his wife, the former Joan Hower, with whom he observed a 66th wedding anniversary on Nov. 3, 2016; four sons, Richard Hummer, at home, Randall Lee Hummer and his wife LuAnn, Charles W. Hummer Jr. and his wife Patricia, and Jeffrey Scott Hummer, all of Danville; a daughter, Lori Ann, wife of Scott Keppler, of Danville; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and a brother, Donald Hummer and his wife Mary Ellen, of Danville.

Memorial funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Roat-Kriner Funeral Home, 1715 Bloom Road, Danville, with his son, Randall Lee Hummer, presiding. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Riverside.

The family will provide flowers.

Memorials may be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.

Condolence messages and photographs may be posted at www.krinerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on May 19, 2017
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