Charles Henry Strite

August 8, 1934 ~ June 12, 2020 (age 85)


Hagerstown, Maryland-Charles Henry Strite, 85 of Hagerstown, MD passed away on Friday June 12, 2020 at Coffman Nursing Home in Hagerstown.


Born August 8, 1934 in Leitersburg, MD, he was the son of the late Marshall and Martha Viola Hykes Strite.


He was a 1952 graduate of Hagerstown High School.  He served in the United States Army.


Charles was previously employed at the W.D Byron Tannery in Williamsport, MD and retired from Blaine Window and Hardware of Hagerstown in 1996.


He was a member of Longmeadow Church of the Brethren.  He loved growing vegetables and tending Hagerstown City Market for many years.  He had quite the green thumb.


Charles is survived by his loving wife of 44 years Linda Mentzer Strite, 2 daughters Kim Shifflett and her husband Robert and Melody Stocks, 3 sons Greg Strite, Charles Strite, Jr. and his wife Heidi and Gary Strite and his wife Shirley, a special brother in law Herman Shipp, 12 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.


In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 2 sisters Mary Shipp and Valeria Shellabarger and 2 brothers Marshall Strite, Jr. and Galen Strite.


Family and friends may pay their respects to Charles on Tuesday June 16, 2020 from 9:00am-8:00pm at the Osborne Funeral Home 425 S. Conococheague St. Williamsport, MD 21795.


Services and burial are private at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park with Pastor Paul Leatherman, III officiating.


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