Charles Paul "Chuck" Radney, 81, of South Waverly, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. "Chuck" as he was known by his family and friends was born in Sayre on Aug. 6, 1931 the son of Amos and Florence Webster Radney. He was a graduate of St. Agnes High School in Towanda class of 1950. In January of 1951, Chuck joined the U.S. Army
where he served as a paratrooper during the Korean War
beginning with the Second Infantry and later transferred to the 187th Airborne Combat Division. He subsequently served in Japan until the completion of his military service in January of 1954. On Aug. 13, 1955, Chuck married Mary Carolyn McKernan and together they raised six children. Chuck was employed by National Homes in Horseheads, N.Y. from 1955 to 1965 and later went to work for Osram Sylvania in Towanda from 1966 until his retirement in 1992. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, traveling, bowling and watching basketball and NASCAR racing. He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and Towanda Elks Lodge
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Carolyn Radney at home; sons, David Radney and wife Pat of Mt. Pleasant, N.C., Stephen Radney and wife Theresa of Ulster and Larry Radney and wife Lorrie of Monroeton; daughters Laurie Shanks and husband Steve of Athens, Monica Klein and husband Charlie of Tunkhannock and Colleen Radney and Donnie Hitchcock of Towanda; grandchildren Summer, Chris, Tammy, Loren, Ethan, Lara, Robert, Becky, Clayton, Sarah, Christy, Kyle and Amy ; great grandchildren, Garrett, Lindsey, Brady, Shelby, Elizabeth, Olivia, Owen, Dakota, Dillon, Molly, Collin, Max, Jordyn and Aurora; his sister and brother-in-law Patricia and Ronald Wanck of Sayre; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by grandsons, Eric and Ian Radney and Daniel Hadlock.
A memorial luncheon will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2013 at the Ulster Fire Hall, Ulster. Chuck greatly enjoyed attending the monthly breakfast held at the Ulster Fire Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be directed to the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Association in care of Karen Bixby, 1899 Ghent Hill Road, Ulster, PA 18850 in Charles Paul Radney's memory. Memories and condolences may be expressed and shared by visiting www.bowenfuneralhomes.com