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Charles Blackburn

January 16, 1932 — November 30, 2021

Charles Anthony Blackburn, 89, a lifelong resident of Greensburg, passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at Greensburg Care Center.

He was born January 16, 1932 in Greensburg, a son of the late Lawrence and Helen (Firster) Blackburn.

Charles was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church in Greensburg. He was the oldest Eagle Scout of his church. Charles was a veteran, having served in the Army during the Korean War and also serving in the reserves. Prior to retirement, he worked as a senior scientist for Westinghouse. After retirement, he loved traveling and helping his neighbors at Redmont Place. He was also a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen H. Blackburn; sister, Nancy Kiehl Thomas; and brother, Dr. Lawrence F. Blackburn; son-in-law, Jim Ailstock; and special friend, Ruth Pulka.

Surviving are his daughters, Kim Forsyth (Brad), Amy Blackburn, and Dr. Pam Ailstock; grandson, Gregory Forsyth (girlfriend, Kandis Snyder); sister-in-law, Kathy Blackburn; also, several nieces and nephews.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 1 to 2 pm on Monday December 20, 2021, at the KEPPLE-GRAFT Funeral Home, 524 N. Main Street, Greensburg.  A memorial service for Charles will follow at 2 pm. with Rev. Kevin Haley officiating.  Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church 15 E 2nd St, Greensburg, PA 15601.

For online condolences and information, please visit www.kepplegraft.com.

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Visitation

Monday, December 20, 2021

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kepple Graft Funeral Home

524 N Main St, Greensburg, PA 15601

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Memorial Service

Monday, December 20, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Kepple Graft Funeral Home

524 N Main St, Greensburg, PA 15601

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