Photo courtesy of Koch Funeral Home - State College

Charles R. Hackenberry

May 30, 1939 - Dec 28, 2012

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I am sorry to hear of Charles' passing. I knew Charles from his days teaching Transcendentalist Writers at the Altoona Campus, about 25 years ago. I was an adult student in his evening class. He also taught a class on the American Western Novel that I enjoyed Charles was in the early stages of writing "Friends". I was doing a lot of writing too, at that time. We used to critique one another's work and I learned so much from him. I am proud to have been one of the first people...

Barb, Sending our Love, Prayers and deepest Sympathy for your loss. Rest In Peace Charles.
-Becky and Floyd

I met Charles (Dogtrick as I knew him on line) in Barrie Ontario at a jam out in a field. He was a character for sure and the kind of person that made the jams so interesting. My condolences to his wife, family and friends.
Wendy Burdon aka JellyJellyJelly

Tis hard for me to learn of this, for Charles was a blessing to all. His talents were many and we shared music and BBQ together... I shall forever miss him in song and word and also in friendship

R.I.P. old buddy. We had a lot of laughs on paltalk and a great visit when you were here in Canada for our jam, couple years ago. Sincerest condolences to Barbara and the family

So sorry to hear of Charles, (dogtrick's)passing. I had met him at many of the music jams from paltalk. He also had given me his book that I read, and told him he had to write a sequel.. he said he was going to.. and I hope he did. So there will be another empty chair around the campfire at the next jam for him. RIP Charles. Prayers to his family.

I was a student at Chief Logan High School in the 1960s. My friends and I regarded "Mr. Hackenberry" as one of the cool teachers. We knew he had that special something that set him apart from many of the other adults we knew. I wish I had had the opportunity to know him as an adult. I would have appreciated his humor and intelligence even more now than I did as a teenager.

Here's to "Mr. Hackenberry."

Charles, with his nickname "Dogtrick," was my friend. He encouraged me to write and his praise was like winning a blue ribbon. May his family find peace and comfort during this time. You are in my thoughts.

sorry that I will never laugh and chat with you again old friend. You will be missed sorely.


Charles's Obituary

Charles R. Hackenberry, 73, of rural Port Matilda, died unexpectedly at home, on December 28, 2012. He was born in Lewistown on May 30, 1939; as a child, he believed that the Memorial Day parades were in his honor. He was the son of Charles R. and Bernice Wilcox Hackenberry. On December 15,...

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