Charles Greenholt
1932 - 2019
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Charles Greenholt

Hanover - Charles John Greenholt, 87, of Hanover, PA, entered God's Eternal Care, Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Born October 14, 1932 in Hanover, PA, he was the son of the late Curvin and Nadine (Sell) Greenholt. Charlie was the loving husband of Geraldine "Deanie" D. (Bubb) Greenholt with whom he shared sixty-five years of marriage.

Charlie was a member of the Hanover ELKS and Duck's Unlimited. He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served his country proudly during the Korean Conflict.

Upon returning to Hanover from the Navy, Charlie was a pattern maker for Hoffman Pattern for 20 years. Then he and his wife Deanie founded the Palms Dry Cleaners which they owned and operated from 1975 to 2000.

In addition to his wife, Deanie, Charlie is survived by his children, Wanda L. Messinger and husband Dan of Hanover, PA, Gary L. Greenholt and wife Carol of Hanover, PA, Debra L. Brenneman and her companion Dave Klunk of Hanover, PA, Jacqueline L. Greenholt and husband Roland Holloway of Austin, TX, and Michael L. Greenholt of Hanover, PA; six grandchildren, Eric Brenneman and wife Katie, Lauren Hutchinson and husband Jason, Matthew Brenneman, Carter Brenneman, Garin Greenholt and wife Rachel, and Olivia Holloway; and one great-grandson, Bryce. He was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Hamme.

Funeral Services to celebrate and remember Charlie's life will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA, with the Rev. Elza Hurst officiating. A visitation and time to share memories with the family will be held from 1:00 - 2:00 PM, Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hanover, PA. The Hanover Allied Veterans Honor Guard Burial Detail will provide Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Charlie's memory to the Homewood at Plum Creek Benevolent Fund, 425 Westminster Avenue, Hanover, PA 17331.

The Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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November 25, 2019
So sorry for your loss. He was such a great man.
Pam Kehr-Flynn
November 20, 2019
The kindest man, with the nicest smile. Always a warm welcome. Charlie was one in a million. Love and sincere sympathy to Deanie and all of the family - all a blessing.
Andrea Goodson
November 19, 2019
Charlie had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed making people laugh. He would always make my mother Anna Greenholtz Bankert laugh. He was a great person,who loved his family very much.
Prayers and hugs to theGreenholt family.
Carol Bankert Bair
Carol Bair
November 18, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear about Charlie. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Knowing the family so long I remember Charlie s smile an warm heart a very happy man. He always made you feel welcome. God called home another superstar! Another Angel to embrace!
November 17, 2019
To the family,
I'm so sorry for the loss of Charlie. He was a dear man who will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to all of you ❤
Carrie Martin
November 17, 2019
The Greenholt Family
Our deepest and sincere condolences for Charlie's passing. A good friend for many years he will be missed and his family indeed will miss him immensely. Thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.
Alan-Vicki Little
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