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Charles Seth Chamberlain

April 30, 1932 — March 28, 2024

Tioga, PA

Charles Seth Chamberlain, 91, of Tioga, PA passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 28, 2024, at UPMC Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro, PA.

Charles was born on April 30, 1932, in Sullivan Township, to Clifton and Rose (Van Etten) Chamberlain. He graduated from Mansfield High School in 1950 and married Rita Boinske on November 3, 1951, in St. Andrews Catholic Church, Blossburg, PA. Charles entered the United States Army and served in the Korean War for 17 ½ months.  After the war, he joined the Pennsylvania National Guard in Mansfield, retiring with the rank of Major as an executive officer of 3rd Battalion in Milton, PA. He attended Corning Community College and was employed by Corning Glass Works. While at Corning Glass, Charles traveled to Poland and China to help establish glass factories.

Charles was a true outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, and camping with his family. He also enjoyed serving as a Scout Leader and his annual lake trout fishing trips to Canada. Together with his wife, Rita, he traveled across the United States and Europe. Charles was a member of the Holy Child Catholic Church in Mansfield and a lifetime member of the NRA. He cherished his children and grandchildren, instilling an incredible comprehension of work ethic, stability, guidance and integrity into each one.

Charles is predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Rita in 2012, his parents, his sister, Patricia Hatch, and brother, Larry Chamberlain. 

Charles is survived by his son, Dennis (Rosemary) Chamberlain; two daughters, Debra Johnson and Darlene (John) Buck; grandchildren, Cassandra Johnson, Miranda (Josh) Seitz, Allen Perry, Zack (Tracy) Buck, Jacob Buck (Patricia Minnich), Rebecca (Ethan) Hering, and Liz Buck (Drew Stansfield); step-granddaughter, Autumn Dean; eight great grandchildren; two step-great grandchildren; several nieces & nephews; and many dear friends.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Charles’ name to either the Boy Scouts of America, PO Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015,, or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

Charles’ Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2024, 10:00 a.m., at Holy Child Catholic Church, 242 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933, with Rev. Bryan Wright officiating. Charles will be laid to rest with his wife in Evergreen Cemetery, Tioga, PA. Funeral services are entrusted to Wilston-Currie Funeral Home, Mansfield,

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Thursday, April 4, 2024

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242 S Main St, Mansfield, PA 16933

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