Charles L. Christman

Charles L. Christman

Charles L. Christman, 88, husband of Gloria (Dierolf) Christman, of Gilbertsville, passed away at home on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, surrounded by his family.

Born in Boyertown, Charles was the son of the late Arthur and Ida (Weller) Christman.

Chuck was a 1953 graduate of Boyertown Area High School and went on to work primarily as a welder for Bethlehem Steel in Pottstown, until his retirement.

Chuck was a member of St. Lukes Lutheran Church in Gilbertsville. He loved hunting and fishing with his son, grandsons, and friends. He and Gloria were avid Phillies fans, never missing a televised game. Chuck also loved ice hockey. He watched the Flyers on TV and never missed his grandson’s hockey games.

In addition to his wife, Gloria, Chuck is survived by one son, Todd Christman, husband of Sue; and two daughters, Lori Fitzgerald, wife of Mark; and Andrea Erb, wife of Jeb. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Kelly, Travis, Andrew, and Matthew, as well as three great grandchildren, and a sister, Linda Adams.

Charles was predeceased by one brother, Arthur Christman.

Family is invited to a visitation on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 from 10AM to 11AM. A service will follow for the family at 11AM. Burial will be private.

Flowers are welcome or in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinsons research at The Michael J. Fox Foundation PO Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741 (

Morrell Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. (

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