Charles R. Genck, age 84, of Erie passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Chuck was born on October 6, 1929, in Erie, the son of the late Harrison and Mary Connell Genck.
He attended St. Patrick's Grade School and graduated from Cathedral Prep in 1948, where he participated in basketball, football, and track, and was awarded the Athletic Key. He attended Gannon College for three years, where he played basketball and football. Chuck then enlisted in the U.S. Army
in 1951, where he attended Sikorsky Helicopter training. He was discharged from Fort Bragg, North Carolina in 1953, and continued to serve in the U.S. Army Reserve until 1957. He returned to Gannon College and graduated in 1954, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
Chuck was employed by Continental Foundry and Machine division of Copes-Vulcan. The company was purchased by Blaw-Knox, and later purchased by White Consolidated. He became Vice-President of Sales for Copes-Vulcan in 1970. White Consolidated appointed him as President of their Division, RPC Value in 1981. He was a member of the Value Manufacturers Association since the 1970s. He purchased RPC from White Consolidated in 1985. Chuck went on to create Charles Industrial Co. in 1987, and was active until April 2014.
Chuck enjoyed traveling, gardening, and stamp and coin collecting. He was an avid sports fan and supporter of Cathedral Prep and Gannon University.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Christopher, sister Sally Genck, parents-in-law Joseph and Marie Meagher, and brothers-in-law Paul Murray and William Heidt.
He is survived by the love of his life Nancy Meagher Genck, along with his children, daughters Michelle Delegram and her husband Pete, Mary Sample and her husband John, and son, Charles Genck Jr. and his wife Susan. Also surviving are ten grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and two sisters, Shirley Mae Heidt and Kathryn Ann Murray.
Friends are invited to call at the John J. Quinn Funeral Home, West 9th and Liberty St., Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., and are invited to attend Prayer Services there Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. Patrick Catholic Church. Entombment will be in Gate of Heaven Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Great Lake Hospice, 1700 Peach St. Suite 244, Erie, PA 16501, or St. Patrick's Restoration Fund, c/o St. Patrick's Church, 130 E. 4th St., Erie, PA 16507.