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Charles J. "Charlie" "Tuna" Gera of Sharon passed away at 8:23 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at his camp. He was 76.
Mr. Gera was born Dec. 3, 1940, in Sharon, a son of Samuel and Helen (Lipka) Gera. He graduated from Sharon High School in 1959, and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He served from February 1960 until February 1964.
Charlie was a member of St. Joseph Church, Sharon. He was also a member of VFW Post 6404, Sharpsville; American Legion Post 299, Sharon; Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 276, Greenville; and a lifetime member of the Slovak Home, Farrell.
Charlie enjoyed boating, fishing, camping and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife, the former Carol Miller, whom he married on April 7, 1960; a daughter, Teresa Sennett and her husband Robert Sr., Masury; three sons, Charles W. Gera and his wife Monica, Timothy Gera and his wife Sheri, and Richard Gera and his wife Marline, all of Sharon; three sisters, Joan Laird and her husband David, Sharon; June Reda, Florida; and Jeanie Kurcon and her husband Anthony, Sharpsville; one brother, Norman Gera and his wife Connie, Mercer; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Anthony C. Gera; and a great-granddaughter, Jaylyn Gera.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Charles "Charlie" "Tuna" J., 76, of Sharon.
Calling hours: 4 p.m. until the time of the service Friday (9-29-17) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com
Funeral service: 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home with Rev. Thomas Whitman, pastor of St. Joseph Church, Sharon, officiating.
Interment: St. Rose Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on September 27, 2017
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