Charles T. Wheeler, III
Charles T. Wheeler, III, 49, of Lilly, PA, died Friday, January 6, 2017 at the Hospital of the University of PA in Philadelphia, PA.
Born on May 25, 1967 in Altoona, PA he was the son of Charles T. “Pete” Wheeler, Jr. & Linda (Doyle) Wheeler of Lilly, PA. He married Carol (Redzensky) Wheeler formerly of Ramey, PA on May 20, 2000 in Hollidaysburg, PA; she survives at home.
Charlie was a great man, loved by many and stubborn! Charlie was born with a congenital heart defect and learned to manage his health by being stubborn and very purposeful about his life. During his life, many people gave tribute to how unique Charlie was and how his spirit and determination touched their lives. Even though it was a pain and inconvenience, Charlie went to the doctor visits regularly and bonded with his care teams. His wife and family are so very proud of him.
During his younger days, Charlie enjoyed hunting, fishing, music and time spent with family.
More recently, Charlie was into homemade winemaking, backyard grilling, photography, and making his yard and garden a beautiful place. Charlie planted and maintained many trees, shrubs and flowers over the years that have flourished with his talent and touch.
Mr. Wheeler was a 1985 graduate of the Penn Cambria High School and received a associate degree in forestry from the Allegany College of Maryland and was a forestry technician.
He was preceded in death by: his maternal grandmother, Vera C. Doyle; paternal grandmother & grandfather Genevieve & Charles (Chal) Wheeler Sr., his uncle, Robert “Wolf” Doyle; and his best friend, Thaddeus “Ted” Dombrosky.
In addition to his parents and wife he is survived by: twin daughters, Ashley and Valerie Cerwensky of Portage, PA; one sister, Jessica (Wheeler) Dupirack & her husband Dave of Cresson, PA; and one brother, Chris Wheeler of Duncansville, PA. He is also survived by his aunts: Antoinette “Toni” Doyle of Lilly, PA, Mary Lou Behe & her husband Jerry of Lilly, PA, Margie Stercho of Mililani, Hawaii, Kathy Proudfit & her husband Russ of Beaufort, SC, and Mary Lovlie & her husband Arne of New Castle, PA; his uncles, Paul Doyle & his wife Mary of Loretto, PA and Bruce Wheeler and his wife Cheryl Wheeler of Lilly, PA; two nieces, Megan and Stephanie Wheeler of Portage PA; one nephew, Chris Wheeler of Portage, PA; and many cousins, friends and neighbors.
At the request of Charlie, there will be no viewing or funeral service.
There will be a celebration of Charlie’s life scheduled sometime in the future.
Memorial Contributions may be made to:
St. Vincent DePaul, P.O. Box 231, Altoona, PA 16603
Heath Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Osceola Mills, PA is in charge of the arrangements.
To sign the online guestbook go to: www.heathfuneral.com