Charles D. Nace
1959 - 2014
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Nace, Charles D.Charles D. Nace, 54, of Schnecksville died Friday, May 16, 2014 at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Ann M. (Brothers) Nace. Born in York, August 13, 1959, Charles was the son of the late Charles W. and Louise (Kessler) Nace. A champion wrestler, he graduated from West York High School. A graduate of Franklin & Marshall College in 1981, Charles was employed at Lehigh Valley Health Network as the Director of Finance for the last 23 years. Charles was an avid cyclist. He was a sports enthusiast and outdoorsman, co-founding of the Parkland Area Soccer Club. He was a member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs. Survivors: In addition to his wife, Ann; sons, Charles J. Nace at home, Eric C. Nace of Atlanta, GA; step children, Maxwell E. Hirsh of Madison, WI, Calla A. Hirsh of Bethlehem; sister, Linda Gilkey and her husband, Robert of York; several nieces and nephews. Services: Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. No calling hours. The Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., in Schnecksville is in charge of arrangements. Online expressions of sympathy may be recorded at Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc. c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box # 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.

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Published in Morning Call on May 18, 2014.
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May 12, 2020
To Ann and the boys: I want all of you to know that the memory of Chuck is very much well and alive at LVHN! I even kept his computer folder that he set up intact (C Nace 2000) and my Team and I continue to save important work under his folder! Every time I see that folder, beautiful memories of Chuck resonate within me!

Chuck is sorely missed, but he will never be forgotten! I pray that all of you are well and I know Chuck is smiling down upon all of you!
David Freedman
September 1, 2014
Dear Nace Family,
I am very sorry for your loss.
I attended F&M with Chuck (Class of '81). He was a good guy then and, though I had not seen him these many years, a good friend of mine had a chance meeting with Chuck at a wedding in Boston about 18 months ago. My good friend shared with me how much he had enjoyed meeting Chuck. So the good guy I went to college with became the very good man my friend met in Boston.
May you take comfort in knowing how well-regarded Chuck was.
Jeffrey J. Schrader
June 11, 2014
Chuck was a friend of mine back in high school and haven't seen Chuck since 1974. He was a great friend and neighbor and my sympathy goes out to all his family and friends. I knew him as a kind and caring person just like his mother and father.
Keith Kahlbaugh
May 30, 2014
Dear Ann and boys, I am so saddened to hear of Chucks passing. My father told me the news, then sadly, we lost my father just a few days later. I am Chucks cousin. We went to high school together. My fondest memories of Chuck are when he, my sister and I would play together as kids at his house. We played Lincoln Logs and Trouble all the time ! He was a little devil and we ran around carrying on in the basement :) Good memories. Rest Easy, Uncle Charlie, Chuck, and Dad.
Sue (Kessler) Javitt
May 26, 2014
To the Nace Family,
Many of us at the Lehigh Valley Hospital are still in shock and deeply moved by the loss of our respected and admired colleague. Chuck had the unique ability to share his knowledge about finance in a way that eased our anxiety as we converted the transfer of knowledge he provided, to assist us balance our budgets and understand the impact of expense to the provision of care. His talent, enabled us to provide more care to the community we serve. We will miss his sense of urgency, his talent, and his kind manner that always shined through, even as he held us accountable!! Aloha Chuck
Dorothy Jones
May 23, 2014
Sorry to hear about chucks passing . I'll always remember the fun times we had with my brother Kenny in West york. He was a great friend. My thoughts are with his family.
Mike Ott
May 22, 2014
To the Nace Family, I worked with Chuck for the 11 years that I was at Lehigh Valley Health Network. He was a valued member of the team and I am sure will be missed immensely. For me personally, Chuck and I had many personal conversations that I thoroughly enjoyed. I am very saddened by his loss for all of us who considered him a friend and for your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mark Holtz
May 21, 2014
To Ann and family
We were saddened and shocked to hear of my cousin Chucks passing. Just seeing him at the funeral of Uncle Charles, who knew then what God had in store for Chuck. May Gods love fill your hearts with hope, strength and peace at this very difficult time.
With our deepest sympathy
JoAnn, George Sterner and Family
JoAnn Sterner
May 21, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time. I worked with Chuck at LVHN when he first started and for several years into his tenure. What a great colleague and person.
Jim Dunleavy
May 21, 2014
On behalf of Mrs. Benner and me, I extend our sincere sympathy to Ann, Charles, and Eric. Your heartache over your loss must be very difficult. "Chuck" was a West York student/friend of two of our sons, Allen and Dale. As his pastor, it was an honor and privilege to lead Chuck through Confirmation class to confessing Christ as his Savior and uniting with Wolf's Church, June 2, 1974. May the peace that Christ brings to us as the time of the passing of a loved one, lift and carry you through this valley of sorrow. Our Good Shepherd lived and died that Chuck might know another life in the presence of the Shepherd himself. Sincerely,
Rev. Richard Benner & Pauline
St. Paul's "Wolf's" Pastor 1971-1987
Richard Benner
May 21, 2014
To the Nace Family, to my cousin Ann, to Max and to Calla. On behalf of all of the Johnson's in Minnesota, we are so sorry to hear about the death of Chuck. I wish we'd had the opportunity to meet him, but we all share in your sadness, and will pray for strength to you all. Brian
May 20, 2014
To the Nace Family,
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I knew Chuck for over 18 years at Lehigh Valley Health Network, an engaged participant in countless meetings and retreats where his input was valued and his integrity was honored. He collaborated so well with his finance colleagues in helping physician leaders and others to navigate and plan for the future of healthcare. He was a respected and fine person. May his love and your memories give you strength.
Jody Millard
May 20, 2014
Our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I will miss working with Chuck.
He was a great colleague and friend.
Debby & Ted Patrick
May 20, 2014
To The Nace Family: Almost 20 years ago my life changed for the better when Chuck hired me at LVHN. I never even considered looking for another position in all those years as Chuck was such a pleasure to work with. I will miss Chuck more than words can describe. He was such an all-around great guy. Truly a role model.

To Chuck's boys--your dad was so Incredibly Proud of you and how smart both of you are! He'll be checking out your report cards from Heaven each semester so don't let him down and keep getting those A's!

Chuck postively impacted many hundreds of people here at LVHN.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Take care.
Dave Freedman
Dave Freedman
May 20, 2014
To Ann, Eric, Jesse and the Nace Family:

Please accept from the entire Tulio family, Zach, Matt, Deb and I, our heartfelt condolences on the sudden and unexpected passing of Chuck. I am still in shock with the realization that we all have lost a great friend, relative and most importantly father to Jesse and Eric and husband to Ann.

I have known Chuck for many years going back to the early days of soccer at Schnecksville where he helped me coach the U-9 and U10 SPA travel team for our sons Eric and Zach. Chuck was very knowledgeable on soccer and shared his passion for the game with the players he coached. Chuck was also very engaging, friendly and willing to step up and lend a hand.

In 2004, when I asked Chuck to be part of the formation committee that created what is now the “Parkland Area Soccer Club”, Chuck immediately accepted since he believed in what we were all trying to do which was to provide a better opportunity to learn the game of soccer for all levels of players within the Parkland and surrounding area. Chuck was an eager and enthusiastic contributor on the committee despite the tremendous amount of work and long hours in the early weeks and months to get the club formed. We recently reminisced with pride on what we and the other formation committee members helped create and for providing a stable foundation that subsequent PASC leadership have continued to develop into the successful club that PASC is today.

However, without Chuck and his expertise and thoughtful stewardship we could not have made this happen. He was a vital and integral team member and I am proud to say my friend. I will miss him but his legacy will live on along with the impact he has made on so many people.
Timothy Tulio
May 20, 2014
To Chuck's Family,
Chuck and I laughed through my whole 19 years at LVHN. He always found a way to find humor in the tough times. And, he was forever teaching me along the way. His spirit will remain alive with me. May God be with you all.
Kristi Pintar
May 20, 2014
Ann and the Nace family,
My deepest sympathies on the loss of Chuck. I worked with him for 12 years at LVHN and it was always a pleasure dealing with him. He was one of those "really nice" people that you enjoy knowing. He was always ready to laugh, even during budget season. He will be missed.

Bob Knox
Bob Knox
May 19, 2014
To Ann and Family
I am so sorry to hear about Chuck, I worked for Chuck and the boys for 18 years at the house, I am at a loss for words if I can do anything to help please give me a call anytime... I am thinking of you all and your all in my prayers,
Jean Schlicher
May 19, 2014
Ann, Eric and Jesse,

We were so sorry and sad to hear the news about Chuck. He was a good friend, soccer Dad and fellow neighbor for nearly 2 decades. We remember him, with Jim, coaching our sons, Eric and Eric, at the Schnecksville Playground Association in their early years. He was patient, kind and encouraging as they were learning the sport. When they played together for LVU and Parkland High School years later, we remember talking soccer as soccer parents; car-pooling to practice and traveling to tournaments along the east coast. He was friendly and and supportive of the boys. He was so proud of how far they had come. His dedication extended to being a member of PHS Soccer Booster Club Board for 4 yrs, and maybe this is how he will best be remembered by Lisa, who worked with him on the board for several years. He helped to guide the board to always see that they could do great things for the boys in every decision they made. He was passionate about this and organized about helping to achieve this. His love as a Dad was very evident to everyone on the Board. To Ann and the boys, we know he will be sorely missed but may you find comfort in the thought of the good example he left behind. We will miss seeing him cycling around the neighborhood and waving, or walking and stopping by for a chat..

Jim and Lisa and Eric Mikitka
May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014

Dear Ann, I am so sorry to hear the news about Chuck. I was a wrestling teammate of his at West York. I always remember how dedicated he was and such a positive person he was to be around. God bless and comfort you and your family.
Don Botterbusch, class of 1979.
May 19, 2014
Nace Family
I was saddened and shocked to hear of Chuck's passing. He was respected by his entire LVH family, and he will be deeply missed.
Cathleen Story
May 19, 2014
My thoughts are with your family during this difficult time. I had the opportunity to get to know Chuck during my two years at the LVHN in the Finance department and enjoyed working with him. He shared many tips about the outdoors with me and trails in the area that I should check out. He will be deeply missed.
Katie Hartman
May 19, 2014
My condolences to the family! I am a fellow West York alumni wrestler and current coach. May God comfort you during this difficult time! Wilmer Pressel
Wilmer Pressel
May 19, 2014
Dear Ann and family,
There are no words to express how sad I am to hear of Chuck's passing. I was Chuck's high school wrestling coach at West York High School and he was dedicated, competitive and one of the best kids on and off the mat. I was proud to call him one of my West York "kids".
My wife and family join me with heartfelt blessings that you'll find comfort knowing Chuck will be with you always.
Coach and Mrs. Toggas and Family
Gettysburg, PA
John Toggas
May 19, 2014
Dear Ann and family,
There are no words to express how sad I was to hear of Chuck's passing. I was Chuck's high school wrestling coach at West York High School and he was a dedicated, competitive wrestler and one of the best off and on the mat. I was always proud to call him one of my West York " kids ".
My wife and family join me in extending our heartfelt blessings that you'll find comfort knowing Chuck will be with you always.

Coach and Mrs. John T. Toggas and Family
Gettysburg, PA
May 19, 2014
My deepest sympathies to all of Chuck's family and friends! He was the the best boss I have ever had and such an amazing and intelligent person!! His charm, wit, and knowledge will be greatly missed everyday here at LVHN! My prayers for you all!
Missy Meixsell
May 19, 2014
So sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. I was friends & wrestled with Chuck @ West York High School. Spent many memorable fun times together. Our condolences to your family.
Steve Toggas
May 19, 2014
Dear Ann, so very sorry to hear the news about Chuck. I was a teammate of Chuck's on the West York wrestling team. Chuck was a talented wrestler and always a gentleman. May God bless and comfort you and your family.
Sincerely...Randy Blasdell
Randy Blasdell
May 19, 2014
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Nace familiy. I worked with/and for Chuck over the past 12 years at LVHN. His intellect and sense of humor will be greatly missed. Chuck is my "favorite boss" and will be forever.
Calvin Lam
May 19, 2014
I had the pleasure of knowing Chuck through his tireless work for Parkland Area Soccer Club during it's formative years, and his legacy lives on among those who got to work with him. He was a great friend and a wonderful role model and father. I will miss him and our conversations about family and soccer, deeply. My thoughts are with his family at this terrible time.
Paul Frank
May 19, 2014
My family sends our thoughts and prayers to the entire family. I will miss our conversations about soccer and work. Chuck was my "go to guy", with much insight to offer. May God provide comfort to us as we say goodbye to a friend and loved one. "When we say goodbye to loved ones whose time on earth is done, we have faith their joy in heaven will have only just begun. We can celebrate their lives, their love, the blessings of their days, the happiness they gave us in many countless ways. And our hearts can smile forever in rememberance true and deep, for the memories of the ones we love are the miracles we keep".
Audrey Lichtenwalner
May 19, 2014
Chuck was a special colleague at LVHN...always positive and kind. He will be missed every day and we are all changed for knowing him. My sincere condolences. Julene Campion
May 19, 2014
To Ann and Chuck's Family,
I was very saddened to hear about Chuck on Friday. I have know and worked with Chuck on various projects throughout his tenure at LVHN. His intellect, compassion and integrity have always been admirable. My heart goes out to all of you.
Deb Bubba
May 19, 2014
Linda, so sorry for your lost.
Donna Emenheiser-Wright
May 18, 2014
Ann and Chuck's whole family, Please know how deeply respected Chuck was at LVHN. He was an integral part of so many initiatives over the past 20+ years. We will miss our brilliant, witty, fun friend and colleague. I, for one, will repeatedly be asking myself, WWCD (what would Chuck do)? My deepest sympathies and prayers have been flowing to all of you since I learned of this tragic news on Friday.
Linda Durishin
May 18, 2014
My son, Mike, played soccer with Eric at Parkland High School and we were both shocked and saddened to hear of Chuck's passing. Our sympathies to the entire family.
JoAnn McGovern
May 18, 2014
My sympathy goes out to the Nace family. I've known Chuck for the entire time he has worked at LVHN. He was a great colleague and I considered him a friend. He helped me through some difficult times in my life. He will never be forgotten.
Beth Rokus/Martin
May 18, 2014
Chuck, it was a pleasure working with you the past 20+ years. I especially enjoyed our discussions about wrestling. You will be missed. I'll be thinking of you, Ann and the children.
Jeff Miers
May 18, 2014
Chuck will be missed by so many people, especially his "cube" mate. Ann, our thoughts are with you and the kids.
Jim and Robin Rotherham
May 18, 2014
To the Nace Family: I worked with Chuck for many years at LVHN and always enjoyed his dedication, knowledge and sense of humor. He will be missed by many. You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you celebrate his life, and mourn his passing.
Krista Casey
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