Charles Nesley Sr.
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Charles Nesley, Sr. Charles J. Nesley Sr, 94, of Fort Myers, FL, and formerly of Pottstown, PA, died Friday May 7, 2021 at Hope Hospice of Fort Myers, FL. Born in Pottstown, PA, he was a son of the late Reed and Elizabeth (Bickel) Nesley. Mr. Nesley was the owner of Nesley Excavating and Paving retiring in 1983. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during WWII. Mr. Nesley enjoyed woodworking and traveling. He is survived by his companion, Mary Dalton; his second wife, Helen (Jones) Nesley, sister, Mary Ellen Moore; daughter, Mary Jane Illigasch; grandchildren, Charles J. Nesley III and his wife Laura; Jennifer Armstrong and her husband Matthew; Megan Haines and her husband Ron; Ryan Levengood; Tracey Kiefner and her husband John; Richie Varconda; Crystal and Holly Illigasch. Great grandchildren, James, Luke, Layla, Madison, Lorelei, Charles IV, Hunter, Lauren, Ella, and Grant. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jane (Silknitter) Nesley; son Charles J. Nesley, Jr.; daughter, Diana Levengood; brothers, Joe, William and Richard Nesley; and his sister, Elizabeth Reich. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am on Friday, May 14, 2021 at the Schumacher & Benner Funeral Home, 359 King St., Pottstown, PA. Burial will be in Limerick Garden of Memories, Limerick, PA. There will be a viewing from 10:00 am until 11:00 am on Friday at the funeral home. Our web site exists to serve the friends and family of the deceased. Go to to extend sympathies and access additional service details.

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Published in The Mercury from May 8 to May 9, 2021.
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May 9, 2021
I remember when my dad worked for Charlie after Bethlehem steel closed dad was in his fifties laying blacktop was hard and hot work for him but he loved every minute of it and his friendship with all the crew members he cherished dad has been dead almost 30 years now but I remember how thankful was to have had Charlie as a friend and how he helped dad out with a job when he needed it the Brown family will always remember this good man thanks again Charlie rest in peace
Doug Brown
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