Charles Amos Gemberling Jr.

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Charles Amos Gemberling Jr., 87, of Shavertown, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at his residence after a lengthy illness.

Born in Northumberland, he was the son of the late Charles Amos and Pearl Rauch Gemberling and was a graduate of Williamsport High School.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1956, earning the rank of 3rd class petty officer electrician. Charles retired after over 30 years as a district manager with The Pennsylvania Federal Credit Union League.

He was a member of the NRA and was a Rifle instructor with the Athens Junior Rifle Club as well as a hunter safety course instructor. Charles was an Eagle Scout with a Boy Scout troop in the Seven Bridges Council, 533 District. Charles was a great believer in donating blood and donated over 25 gallons of blood to the Red Cross over the years.

He also was a member of Mason Lodge 70 for over 54 years, and a member of American Legion Post 945.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Rose Avilda Schmouder, in 2011; a son, Charles Scott Gemberling; sisters, Charlotte, Jean and Mary; and brothers, Joseph and James.

Surviving are daughters, Holly Gemberling, Dallas; and Robin Brown, Waverly, N.Y.; sons, James Gemberling and his wife, Patricia, Lake Silkworth; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, with the Rev. Greg Gomer, pastor of Dallas United Methodist Church, officiating.

Interment will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The American Red Cross, c/o 256 N. Sherman St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.


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Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc.
2940 Memorial Highway
Dallas, PA 18612
(570) 675-3255
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Published in Citizens' Voice on July 13, 2018
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