Charles J. "Charlie" Cian (1937 - 2017)

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Charles J. "Charlie" Cian, 79, of Caledonia Pike Road, Caledonia, Pa., died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at Elk Haven Nursing Home, after a lengthy illness.
Charlie was born on Dec. 31, 1937, in St. Marys, a son of the late Bruno and Elsie (Tyler) Cian.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda L. (Fox) Cian of Caledonia, whom he married in 1961; a daughter, Rebecca Short of Caledonia; two grandchildren, Colton and Taylor Short; three brothers, Louis Cian of Penfield, Delbert "Bud" (Ruth) McCullough of Brockway and Samuel (Lynn) McCullough; and a sister, Marlene (Donald) Kunes of Caledonia.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert "Buster" Cian and Fred McCullough.
Charlie worked at Piper Aircraft until 1980 and then with DCNR until his retirement on Dec. 31, 1999.
A lifelong resident of Caledonia, he was a member of the Caledonia United Methodist Church, PA Trappers Assoc. and the NRA. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, trapping, hunting for ginseng and especially enjoyed "The Camp" at Water Plug Hollow.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, from 2 – 4 p.m. to 7 – 9 p.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, Penfield, Pa. There will also be visitation at the Caledonia United Methodist Church, Caledonia, Pa., on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, from 10 – 11 a.m. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 11 a.m. Monday, at the Caledonia United Methodist Church with Pastor Missy Smith.
Burial will take place in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Weedville, Pa.
The family suggests memorials to the Elk Haven Nursing Home and will be receiving online condolences at
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Ralph M Geer Funeral Home
12045 Bennetts Valley Hwy
Penfield, PA 15849
(814) 637-5401
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Published in The Courier Express from Nov. 3 to Nov. 5, 2017
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