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Allison, Charles E. “Babe”, 90, died February 3, 2015 at home. Born June 29, 1924 in Johnstown; son of the late Ernest C. and Catherine (Thomas) Allison. Preceded in death by infant grandson, Keith Fyock; brother, Jack Allison and sister, Margaret “Peg” Pletcher. Survived by wife of 62 years, LaRue H. (Seese) Allison; children, Doug Allison, married to Debbie, Elton; Gayle Fyock, married to Wayne, Johnstown; Craig Allison, married to Judith, Gaithersburg, MD; grandchildren, Kerry Danel, (Matt), Dunlo; Todd (Stephanie), Elton; Justin Fyock (Samantha), Pittsburgh; Steven and Kevin Allison, Gaithersburg, MD; great-grandchildren, Colten, Samantha, Weston, Wyatt and Chayce and also, brother, James Allison, Johnstown, and many nieces and nephews.
Charles was a WWII veteran and served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army for 4 years. He graduated from Ferndale High School, received his B.S. from Juniata College and his Masters from University of Pittsburgh.
He was the secretary at Boys Work in Hazleton for 1 year, a teacher at Hazleton Fulton Co. High School for 3 years, a teacher and guidance counselor at Ferndale High School for 10 years, and a school psychologist for Cambria County at IU8 for 20 years. He also worked on the side 10 years as Director of Wayward Youth at YMCA and 3 years as the Psychologist at Goodwill.
Member of Roxbury Church of the Brethren where he was a Sunday school teacher for over 50 years, sang in the church choir, and taught Bible Study. He was the Church Board Chairman, Commission Chairman and Chairman of the Deacons.
Also, Chairman of the board at the Church of the Brethren Nursing Home for about 25 years and was on the Board of Directors at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital as well as the Foster Grandparent Advisory Council in Cambria County for many years and aided Cambria County MHMR.
Friends received 5-8 p.m. Friday at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. 1521 Frankstown Rd. and from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Roxbury Church of the Brethren, Rev. Brian Simmons, officiating and Military Ritual by VFW Menoher Post 155. Interment Berkey Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Roxbury Church of the Brethren, 112 Sell St., or Conemaugh Hospice. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc “Exclusive Provider of Veterans & Family Memorial Care”. Condolences may be made at HindmanFuneralHomes.com
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