Charles "Chuck" P. Pesce, Jr., 69, of Jefferson Twp., passed away Saturday, July 9th.
Chuck was married to Susan G. (Davidheiser) Pesce.
Born in Wilmington Delaware, he was the son of the late Charles P. Pesce, Sr. and Marietta (McNemar) Pesce.
He graduated in 1964 from Salesianum High School. He continued his education at the University of Delaware where he obtained a degree in Horticulture.
Chuck's work ethic surpassed all, for many years he owned a mushroom growing business and a trucking business.
Chuck was Captain of the University of Delaware Baseball team, he played in Shenandoah Valley Baseball League, his love of baseball continued, he played for the AAA Philly's Farm System Organization as a catcher. After pro ball, he played semi-pro baseball in Wilmington. Later he played fast pitch softball for the Reading Sunners. A few years back he was inducted into the Kennett Old Timers Hall of Fame.
Chuck was an active member of the Harvest Chapel Church, where he made lasting friendships. Last year Chuck volunteered to go on a mission's trip to Haiti. While in Haiti, he was a part of a team of men who built new benches for a church that had none. He provided physical and spiritual support, what he gained from the trip was a deeper understanding of God.
Chuck' family and friends were everything to him! He had a huge heart and a smile and a laugh that would light up any room! He will be missed, and he will always be loved!
Additional survivors include his children, Maria Pesce of Womelsdorf, Whitney Chalcas and husband Johnny of NC, Triscia Pesce, fiancé of Stephen Kenny of NC, and Hilary Sanchez, and husband William of Lebanon.
There are five grandchildren, De'Aundra, and D'Andre Vazquez, Lilliana, Addison, and Landon Sanchez.
Also, his sisters, Betty Ann Pesce of Delaware and Linda Rigler and husband Earl of NC.
Chuck is survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Celebration of Chuck's life will be held on Saturday, July 16th at Harvest Bible Chapel, 101 S. Railroad St., Myerstown, PA 17067 with Rev. Dr. Alexander James Mitchell and Pastor Ross Anthony Garrett officiating.
Family and friends may attend a visitation with the family on Saturday morning from 9 until 10 am with the service beginning at 10 am. The family welcomes everyone to attend a reception in the church immediately following the service.
Interment will be private at at later date.
Memorial Contributions to:
Lupus Foundation of PA
100 West Station Square Drive
Landmarks Building- Suite 1920
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
The Kirkhoff Funeral Home, Bernville is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.