Charles H. Robertson
April 12, 1934 - August 24, 2017
Charles H. "Charlie" Robertson, 83, died at 1:55 a.m. Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Manorcare Health Services York-South.
Born April 12, 1934 in York, a son of the late Milford "Hap" and Margretta S. (Frick) Robertson, he served in the United States Army at Fort Sam Houston, TX, and at the Army War College in Carlisle. Mr. Robertson worked as a Police Officer for the City of York for 29 years and was then elected Mayor of the City of York, serving two terms. He served on the York City School Board for ten years. He also officiated basketball for 35 years and football for 25 years at both the high school and college levels, and coached the American Legion baseball team for 25 years. Charlie helped and saved many young men throughout his years of coaching. One of the young men that Charlie helped and guided was Bruce Arians, the current head coach for the Arizona Cardinals. Mr. Robertson also sponsored many sports including, the boy's basketball team in the York City League, the girls volleyball teams in York County; and bowling teams in York County. Charlie enjoyed sports, even Major League baseball, traveling to FL for spring training for many years. He was also a member of Lincoln Fire Company #9.
Mr. Robertson is survived by a son, Chhayrong A. Chhum, and his wife, Chanh X., of York; a granddaughter, Savra S. Chhum; a grandson, Jonathan Chhum; and a brother, James R. Robertson and his wife, Ginny, of York. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Milford "Bud" Robertson, Wib Robertson, Richard "Dick" Robertson, and John "Tweed" Robertson.
Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m.Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Mount Rose Cemetery, with The Rev. Thomas D. Bellis officiating. Those attending are asked to meet at the main entrance at 12:45 p.m. Workinger Semmel Funeral Homes and Cremation, 849 East Market Street, York, is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice