6:32 PM EST, December 13, 2011
Mr. Charles A. Recard, 83, of 102 Park St. No. 9, Mont Alto, Pa., died at 2:38 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 at Chambersburg Hospital. He had been in failing health for the past three years.
Born June 10, 1928, in Beartown, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles Clayton and Katy T. (Dull) Recard. He lived his early life in the Rouzerville, Pa., and Waynesboro, Pa., areas.
Mr. Recard graduated from Quincy High School with the Class of 1946 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy V-5 program.
He and his wife, the late Jean L. (Verdier) Recard, were married April 22, 1950, in York, Pa.
They moved to Park Street on March 31, 1995. Mrs. Recard died on June 6, 2001.
Mr. Recard worked for 33 years at Landis Machine Co., Waynesboro. Prior to retiring in 1988 he was a plant manager at Beck Manufacturing, Waynesboro, for 10 years.
As a child he attended St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Waynesboro, where he sang in the choir.
He was a member of the former Otterbein United Methodist Church in Mont Alto since 1951, where he was Sunday school superintendent, taught the men's and the children's Sunday school classes, served on the board of trustees, served as auditor, and sang in the choir since 1952. He also sang in the men's chorus of Franklin County. He served on the Mont Alto election board as judge of election, was past president and past secretary of the Mont Alto Fish and Game Protection Association, past president and past secretary of the Mont Alto Hunting Club and past president and past secretary of the Franklin County Federation of Sportsmen's Club. Mr. Recard was one of the founders of the Franklin County fair; past president, past secretary, and one of the founders of the Cumberland Valley Chapter of Credit Unions; past president and board member of the Lanmaco Federal Credit Union; member of the PA Central Federal Credit Union; past president of the Lanmaco Foremen's Club at Landis Machine Co. for two terms; past president of the Mont Alto PTA; past president of Mont Alto borough council; past president of the Mont Alto Sewer Authority; and past president of the Lanmaco golf and bowling leagues.
Mr. Recard was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Chambersburg, Pa., where he was a member of the 3M choir; AAA Plus of Southern PA; Acacia Lodge 586 Free and Accepted Masons, Waynesboro; Harrisburg Consistory; served as secretary and treasurer of the South Penn Scottish Rite Club; Zembo Temple in Harrisburg, Pa., where he was a member of the ushers unit and the luncheon club; Franklin County Shrine Club, where he was a board member; GO Club of F&M Bank; National AARP; and South Chapter 2977 AARP, where he served as treasurer. Mr. Recard served as treasurer and sang with the Southernaires and Kitchen Band, served as treasurer and manager of the Mount View Condo Association, treasurer of the Dull family reunion, and sang in the Waynesboro firemen's minstrel shows.
He is survived by three children, Charles Mark Recard of Needmore, Pa., Pastor James C. Recard of Mont Alto, and Constance Jean Francis of Waynesboro; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his stepmother, Lugarda Recard, a resident of Michaux Manor, Fayetteville, Pa.; one sister, Pauline M. Rhone of Pond Bank, Pa.; his stepbrother, Harold C. Recard of Wisconsin; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one sister, Meta M. Jamison.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with his son, Pastor James C. Recard and Pastor Richard Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Mont Alto Cemetery. A Masonic funeral will be held by the members of Acacia Lodge 586, Saturday, just prior to the religious service.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services, Saturday morning, in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Five Forks Brethren in Christ Church, 9244 Five Forks Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com.