Charles Metherell

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Charles Metherell

December 21, 1945 - October 06, 2018

Charles Metherell, 72, of Sunbury, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Bloomsburg Health & Rehab, where he was a resident for a month.
He was born Dec. 21, 1945, in Williamsport, a son of the late Fred B. and Miriam (Neff) Metherell.

Charles was a 1965 graduate of Sunbury High School. After high school he enlisted in the Air Force from 1965 to 1969.
After his military service, Charles started his career in corrections. He was a corrections officer from 1970 to 1986 at the Northumberland County Prison and in February 1986, he became a C.O. with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at Rockview State Prison at Bellefonte and transferring to SCI Coal Township in 1996, retiring in 2005. Charles held life memberships at the Americus Hose Company, Sunbury, where he was an ambulance driver in the 1970s and 80s. He also was a life member of the American Legion Post 44 and the Northumberland Fire Company No. 1.
In retirement, Charles was active with the American Legion and the American Red Cross.

He is survived by one niece, Jennifer Cool and her children, Aaron Young and Emma Cool; and one nephew, Greg Welker of Florida.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Lenora Welker Conrad in 1980; and one nephew, Keith Welker in January.

Friends may call on from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury, followed by a memorial service at 8.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Charles' memory may be made the the American Red Cross.
Published on October 9, 2018
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3 posts

Cindy spears
Oct 10, 2018
Sorry for your loss
Mark Kilmer
Oct 10, 2018
I worked with Charlie too, and laughed the whole time. He had a way with inmates that was like no other. His memory will always be resulting in a smile for anyone who knew him in our profession.
I'm sorry for your loss.
Rob Kishbaugh
Oct 09, 2018
I worked with Charlie at Coal Two for a number of years before he retired...Sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. You are in my thoughts and prayers.