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Charles F. Beidle


Beidle, Charles F. “Chuck/Charley”, 90, of Johnstown, died Monday, October 31, 2022, or as Chuck would have described it, “ventured to the outer atmosphere.” He was born August 19, 1932, in Johnstown, the son of Edward J. and Christine (Albright) Beidle. He was preceded in death by his parents; all six of his siblings, Christine, Edward, Edmund, Olga, Hilda and Irene; and his wife, Shirley, the love of his life. He is survived by children, Charlene Fujino (Gary), Jennifer Ford (Rick), and Joseph Beidle (Danielle); grandchildren, Jack, Dylan, Christine (Jordan), Brian; three great-granddaughters; and numerous nieces, nephews, and family friends. He leaves behind an adored sister-in-law, Joyce, and friends Terri and Bernie, who were always there for him.  Lady, Little Lady, Rex, and Max will be waiting for Chuck at the Rainbow Bridge.  Chuck proudly served his country in the United States Army as a Wireman/Switchboard Operator for the 97th Signal Battalion, U.S. Seventh Army in Germany (1953-1954), rising to the rank of Corporal. He was retired from the Bethlehem Steel Corporation and was a retired member of the United Steelworkers of America. He enjoyed spending time with his family, whether it was cooking a big meal, watching a sporting event on TV, sitting outside, or playing a game, such as checkers, at which he was dangerous, even at 90. He had a great sense of humor and was full of good stories he was more than happy to tell you. He was a lifelong learner, a daily reader of newspapers and magazines, and could carry on an educated, informative conversation with people on just about any topic.  He was very giving and caring, even after his passing with his generous gift of organ donation. Over the last few years, Chuck talked a lot about his life, how he had no regrets, and how he would not change anything. Of all the many insightful things he said, one sticks out, “Everyday is just another way of saying goodbye.” At Chuck’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. A private interment will be held at Richland Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., “Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at In lieu of flowers or other gifts, Chuck’s family requests you consider a donation in his memory to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at or one of the charities that assist wounded or paralyzed veterans.

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