Charles Robertson
1934 - 2017
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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.

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Published in York Daily Record on Aug. 25, 2017.
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October 25, 2017
It is almost Halloween and that means that soon in Nov. It will 3 months since you left me. I go to call you and stop myself because you're not there to say good morning Robertson. I still hear you singing Mrs. O' Malley. I miss you so much.
September 12, 2017
I still miss you and still can't believe that you're gone. Life is so sad without you in it. I can't go to our place right now because it brings painful memories. I held you while you cried and calmed you when you were mad. The last time I saw you at the home I held you for the last time as you cried. I came to see you and could still see the great man that you are and were. I feel so sad without my dearest friend. God called you home and took all the pain away. I will see you again someday...Love T.M.S
September 6, 2017
good bye pops ur going to be missed u were there when i was born to hold me u and mother only know the secret love u pops.....
September 6, 2017
may the lord be with you pops bu you will be missed love you pops....
August 31, 2017
I miss your smile and us hugging and you singing Mrs. O'Malley. I miss my dearest friend. I cried in private on Tuesday and just listen to some music and remember how you turned on 105.7 the X and couldn't figure out what was playing lol. Oh how I miss you. I go by your house and blow a kiss in the air. I have so many great memories of us and I will cherish them always. Mr. Robertson you were and always will be a great man
August 29, 2017
Rest in peace old friend...
James Sgagias
August 28, 2017
I met Charlie in 1974 at William Penn Senior High School. He was a Detective at that time in our Cafeteria keeping everybody safe as a monitor. When I ran for Student Council President and won for the next year he then Called me Mr. Prez every tine I saw him. We had lots of talks and the man loved the people of the city . He Loved York! He was the kindness man I knew and did anything for anyone. He came to all my Wrestling matches. He wanted me to play baseball but I was a runt yet. Later in life I saw him in a patrol car and I chased him down. When he saw us I had a newborn baby in 1980. The smile on his face and the joy of holding that baby in his arms was awesome! When he was Mayor he said about bringing Baseball to york and he did. In the 90's he brought Nascar to York. I was a Photographer then on the internet for a Dirt Racing Site and have many good times and Photos of us with him at that event. RIP my Friend, My Family Debbie and Daughter Samantha Love you ! and we are going to miss you..
Gordy Ziegler
August 28, 2017
Remembering Charlie as a fellow officer on the York City PD and a very good friend of my dad, Al Raimer. So many times he visited us on Prospect Street while we were growing up. He was so very kind to us all. We are glad he was in our Dad's life.

Sincerely, Al Raimer's family
Sheri Parker
August 26, 2017
May you RIP Charlie, lots of memories of you between sharing the football field with you as an official and of your time as Mayor.
Debbie Bailey Jetseck
August 26, 2017
August 26, 2017
Remembering the mornings of coffee at Norm's and Charlie would show up, he greeted everyone with that warm and loving smile.
He was a great soul with so much compassion for anyone that crossed his path and there are many who can attest to that.
You will be missed Mayor
RIP Charlie
August 26, 2017
I never personally met Mr. Robertson. However, he must have been a fine man by all accounts, according to those who knew him and speak so highly of him. I can attest that if he is any reflection of what his son Chhayrong (Alex) has become as a man, then Mr. Robertson was a great man. Rest in peace, Sir; and, my prayers go out to Alex Chhum and his family.
Bill Tucker
August 25, 2017
Thanks for the memories, Charlie, and rest assuredly in peace. You ran a good race, hard-fought at times, but good. You meant so much to many and helped a lot of teens stay on the good side of the line. When reporting a foul at a Wm. Penn-York High basketball game, I always enjoyed your presence 2 rows behind the scorekeepers. Thanks for playing a part in my life!
Parker Lerew
August 25, 2017
Charlie , He touched our lives in a profound way . Growing up next to a Police Officer , you were aware of right from wrong ,not to do drugs , be kind to others , no matter who or what you were . Charlie came to my parents aid more than once . I remember the dinners that we all had together (Easter , Thanksgiving , Christmas ) , Charlie would work a shift so that a fellow Officer could spend time with his family . We then plan dinner around him. And birthdays were really special , because my birthday was the day before his . My parents celebrated his birthday& mine together. He would tell us stories about what happened at work. We talked , but mostly listened to him & his neat stories . You could tell why he had so many friends . This man gave me my first car , so maybe I am bias . But anyone that really knew Charlie knows that I am not . A funny story comes to mind . My grandmother called a cop , my mother right away corrected her telling her he is not a cop , but a Police Officer . Charlie took it in stride and said that Cop stands for Constable on patrol . What A Person !!One cannot say enough about him . Who else can say that they went from being a custodian to being a Mayor of a big city ( York ) in a life time . Yes he had some set backs , but God was on his side & help him make the right choices . I think that is what made him a kind person . He is really going to be missed by this person , and my family . May God Bless you Charlie , we loved you . John & Joanne Blokzeyl , & Family
John & Joanne Blokzeyl
August 25, 2017
Rest in Pease Charlie...You will be missed by many

James Boring Sr
James Boring Sr
August 25, 2017
May peace be with you Charlie,

from an old classmate and friend
Philip McClellan
August 25, 2017
Remembering your great love story today and always.
August 25, 2017
Charlie, you will be missed by many. You were the best boss while Mayor of the City of York and a lifetime good friend of our family.
Sue Thomas
August 25, 2017
Rest in peace "Charlie "

Thank you for all you did for York
August 25, 2017
Charles. Will be miss by all that new him in York pa he was a good mayor. Of York. Sad that he is not on this earth. But he is in heaven. With his father god may he be at peace and fly high mayor. Charles. God has his new mayor. Up in heaven rip Charles we will meet again.
August 25, 2017
May peace be with you Charlie,from a classmate and old friend Phil McClellan
Philip McClellan
August 25, 2017
August 25, 2017
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Brenda Dugan
August 25, 2017

Rest in Peace Charlie.
Richard Lehr
August 25, 2017
My deepest and most profound sympathy to Charlie's family during this difficult time. He was a man of deep convictions and a good friend. May "The Mayor" now, at long last, be at peace.
Jim Marchiano
August 25, 2017
August 24, 2017
Thank you for all you did for me and my family back in the day, a lot of us wouldn't have survived our teenage years if it weren't for you. Asking the angels to guide, protect and provide for your family. Rest in Peace my dear friend
Vickie Collier Wertz
August 24, 2017
God said send me a Angel 2 protect my kingdom Mr.robertson R.I.P U WILL ALWAYS BE IN R HEARTS & MINDS LOVE U MISS U A LOT AMAN...
Bruce Loucks
August 24, 2017
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