Charles P. Radney

Charles Paul "Chuck" Radney, 81, of South Waverly, died Friday at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. His wife of 57 years is Mary Carolyn Radney, at home.

Chuck was born in Sayre on Aug. 6, 1931, the son of the late Amos and Florence Webster Radney. He was a graduate of St. Agnes High School, Towanda, class of 1950. In January 1951, Chuck joined the Army serving as a paratrooper during the Korean War, beginning with the Second Infantry and later transferring to the 187th Airborne Combat Division. He subsequently served in Japan until the completion of his military service in January 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.

Chuck, as he was known by his family and friends, enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, traveling, bowling and watching basketball and NASCAR. He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post 42 and Towanda Elks Lodge 2191. Chuck greatly enjoyed attending the monthly breakfast held at the Ulster Fire Hall.

He is also survived by his sons, David Radney and wife, Pat, Mount Pleasant, N.C.; Stephen Radney and wife, Theresa, Ulster; and Larry Radney and wife, Lorrie, Monroeton; daughters, Laurie Shanks and husband, Steve, Athens; Monica Klein and husband, Charlie, Tunkhannock; and Colleen Radney and Donnie Hitchcock, 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 and Aurora; a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Ronald Wanck, Sayre; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by grandsons, Eric and Ian Radney; and Daniel Hadlock.

A memorial luncheon will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the Ulster Fire Hall, Ulster.

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. Memories and condolences may be expressed and shared by visiting

Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 17, 2013