Charles Major

HOP BOTTOM — Charles Major, Hop Bottom, formerly of Clarks Summit, died Tuesday afternoon, July 1, 2014, at Geisinger Community Medical Center, from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. His wife is the former Doris Woodruff; the couple married on April 5, 1986.

Born in Scranton, he was a son of the late Fred Charles and Alma Jean Ardoline Major. He was currently employed as a driver for Gress Poultry, previously working with Defazio Express, Road Scholar and Parry Trucking.

Charlie was a man of the Catholic faith who enjoyed riding his motorcycle.

He will be deeply missed by his best friends, Zeke and Phoebe.

His greatest pleasure was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Angel and Kaila Bigelow, and a brother, Patrick.

Also surviving are two sons, Charles A. Major, Scranton, and Paul Cosner, Glenburn; three daughters, Annessa Major, Clarks Summit, and Lucrezia Bonifanti and Chris Robinson, both of Tunkhannock; three brothers, Theodore "Teddy," Jessup; Jeffrey, New Jersey, and the Rev. Thomas J., pastor of St. Ann in Shohola; a sister, Norina Van Sickle, Clarks Summit; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held from Our Lady of the Snows Church, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, celebrated by his brother, the Rev. Thomas J. Major.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to True Friends Animal Welfare, 16332 State Route 706, Montrose, PA 18801; or Annual Flaming Foliage Motorcycle Run at Lake Care Volunteer Fire Co., 16 Siren Road, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

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Published in The Abington Journal from July 9 to July 10, 2014