Charles “Charlie” Joseph Clark, 55, passed away after a long struggle with ALS, on Saturday, January 6th, 2018.
He was born in Lebanon, PA on October 8th, 1962 to Charles R. Clark and Ann (Kolar) Zimmerman. In 1987, he married Jill Francine Hurst and together they raised their five children: Rachael (Justin) Eveland, Rebecca, Jesse, Abigail, and Hannah. Charlie was also the proud grandpa of his only grandchild, Samuel Andrew.
Charlie owned his own roofing and window company for 10 years. If you ever passed a house he was working on, you could hear him joyfully singing along with the radio. In the 80’s, Charlie was the lead singer of Messiah Prophet, a heavy metal Christian rock band. Charlie enjoyed gardening and spending time with his kids. He was active in his church for many years, serving as both a deacon and Sunday School teacher.
In addition to his father, mother, wife, five children, and grandson, he is survived by a brother, Steven (Claudia) Clark; sister, Sheila Schauer; sisters-in-law: JoAnn Matyasi; Karen (Lee) Hurst; Jennifer (Christopher) Myers; Joyce Hurst (Desra Blamble); Jessica Hurst; brothers-in-law: Andrew Berenyi; James Hurst; Joel Hurst; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his step-father Dean Zimmerman; his father and mother-in-law, Frank and Margaretta Hurst; brothers-in-law, Frank Hurst Jr.; Jeffrey Hurst; John Hurst; and niece, Keri Hurst.
Viewings will be held at NC Church, 20 Kachinka Hollow Road, Berwick, PA on Wednesday, January 10th from 6-8pm, and Thursday, January 11th from 9:30-10:30am with funeral service immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in memorandum to the ALS Association at www.alsa.org.
Online messages of comfort may be sent to condolences @hellerfuneral.com.