Charles W. SOUDERS
Charles W. SOUDERS
  • July 14, 1930 - March 20, 2017
  • Palmerton, Pennsylvania

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Charles W. Souders, 86, of Bowmanstown, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 20, 2017 at The Mahoning valley Nursing Home. He was the loving husband of Mrs. Doris (Arner) Souders with whom he shared 51 years.

Born in Packerton, he was the son of the late Charles and Edna (Horn) Souders.

In addition to his wife; Charles leaves behind 3 step-children: Charles Markley and his wife Jonette of Easton, Larry Markley and his wife Crystal of Lehighton, and Diane Koch and her husband Bruce of Perryville, step-brothers, Step-Sisters, and several cousins.

Charles had been preceded in death by his brother Harvey Ahner, and his sister, Margaret Mase.

Charles was a veteran of the US Army in the 82nd Airborne Division. He previously worked on the railroad for the New Jersey Zinc Company and Chestnut Ridge. He also worked for Wos-Wit and Lehighton Electronics.

He was a lifetime member of the Bowmanstown Volunteer Fire Co. and The Lehighton Volunteer Fire Co. He enjoyed travelling, bowling, playing cards, working in the backyard, and he loved all animals.

A Memorial Service will be held to honor Charles on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at The St. John's Lutheran Church Towamensing, 2915 Fireline Rd, Palmerton, PA 18071, (610) 826-7766 beginning at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Bowmanstown Volunteer Fire Company, 259 Lime St, Bowmanstown, PA 18030, (610) 852-2722.
Arrangements have been entrusted to The Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home, 27 Washington Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301. Online condolences may be made via