Charles T. “Chuck” Allessie, Sr., 78

Charles T. Allessie, Sr., Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born March 17, 1935, in North East, Pa., a son of the late Louis and Florence (Guarino) Allessie.

On Oct. 4, 1957, he married Marcia (Sibley) Allessie.

He was a member of the Saints Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church.

Mr. Allessie served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and then served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He then continued to serve in the U.S. Army and retired from the Army in 1976.

After retiring from the Army, he worked as the Director of the Jefferson County Veterans Affairs.

He then went on to sell insurance for the Baltimore Life Insurance Company.

He then went on to work for his brother in his home health business and then retired from the Pennsylvania Auditor General’s Office as an auditor.

He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, making wine, life in general and spending time with his family.

He was a member of the Lions Club, VFW, American Legion, Punxsutawney Country Club, Elks, Eagles, Knights of Columbus the Walston Club, and he was a volunteer firefighter for the Elk Run Fire Company.

He was a family man and was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include a son, Charles T. Allessie, Jr. of Big Run; six grandchildren, Luke Allessie, Jennifer Woods, Kristen Woods, Eric Allessie, Jessica McFadden and Cory Allessie; and six great-grandchildren, Xaden Long, Ryley Casaday, Adrienne Woods, Meila Woods, Rylan McFadden and Emma Woods.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Michele Story; a granddaughter, Amanda Story; and two brothers,
Salvatore and Arthur Allessie.

Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at the funeral home, with Monsignor Joseph Riccardo officiating.

Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Punxsutawney.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made, in memory of Mr. Allessie, to the SS.C.D. School.

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