Charles J. Terpack
Charles J. Terpack of Sharpsville passed away at 12:50 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in the transitional care unit of Sharon Regional Medical Center, following a two-week illness. He was 91.
Mr. Terpack was born May 24, 1928, in Sharon, a son of the late John and Hilean (Reardon) Terpack.
He was a 1947 graduate of Sharon High School and served in the United States Marine Corp Reserve.
Charlie was a meat cutter for more than 40 years and worked at the former A&P in downtown Sharon and in the Hickory Plaza, and also Giant Eagle, from which he retired. During retirement, he was employed for two years at the former General American Transportation Corp. (GATX), Masury.
Charlie was a member of St. Bartholomew Church, Sharpsville. He was also a member of Farrell VFW Post 5286 and its bowling and bocce leagues.
Charlie had many hobbies at his home. He enjoyed woodworking and carved many beautiful bird and duck decoys. He also made scale model ships and boats with precise details. He was an avid reader of history books and enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening. An artist, he painted for many years, too.
His wife of 57 years, the former Elizabeth "Betty" Edell, whom he married June 21, 1958, passed away April 16, 2016.
Surviving are: three sons, Jim Burns and his wife Renita, Jeff Burns and his wife Dawn, all of Sharpsville, and Tim Terpack and his wife Lori, of Sharon; a daughter-in-law, Sue Burns, also of Sharpsville; 10 grandchildren, Brian Burns and his wife Debbie, Tim Burns and his wife Julie, Steve Burns and his wife Jill, Matt Burns and his wife Julia, Rachal Myers and her husband Jeff, Katie Terpack, Tim Terpack, Staci Taylor and her husband Shawn, Joey Kuzmanko and his wife Corrine and Erin Phibbs; numerous great grandchildren; and a sister, Jackie Jarrett and her husband Walter, of Mercer.
Besides his parents and wife, Charlie was preceded in death by a son, Rick Burns; a grandson, Andrew Burns; two sisters, Betty Hippley (Malone) and Patricia Boraski (Ray); and a brother, John Terpack (Alfreda).
The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Salvation Army, 660 Fisher Hill St., Sharon, PA 16146.

Charles J., 91, of Sharpsville.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (9-24-19)in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Funeral Mass of Christian burial: 11 a.m. Wednesday (9-25-10) in St. Rose Cemetery Chapel, Dutch Lane, Hermitage, with Rev. Matthew Strickenberger, pastor of St. Bartholomew Church, Sharpsville, as celebrant.
Interment: St. Rose Cemetery, Hermitage, with military honors rendered by the West Middlesex VFW, Wheatland American Legion and Farrell VFW honor guard.
Published on September 20, 2019


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3 posts

Donna Gerasimek
Sep 23, 2019
I send my sympathy and love to each of my cousins and families who had such a great man as a father, grandfather and of course my uncle. I pray for you all and wish you comfort.
Tom Evans
Sep 22, 2019
Uncle Charlie
You were such an inspiration to your boys, and nephews. We will always remember you as a saint. I spent many a weekend with the boys and along with aunt Betty- you kept us in line. God bless
Bill Taylor
Sep 21, 2019
My prayers and thoughts are with Charlie's family. I'm going to miss him in the neighborhood. He came to my wife's showing and would come over to check on me if I was working in the yard. He gave me good advice on how to survive after you lose your spouse. I'm out of town now but RIP Charlie, I will miss you