Charles Sterling Mahanna, 79, of Westminster
Charles Sterling Mahanna, 79, of Westminster died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster.
Born May 21, 1932, in Carroll County, he was the son of the late Charles Albert Mahanna and Maryann Estella Leister Mahanna. He was the husband of Frances Ellmire Shaffer Mahanna, his wife of 55 years.
He was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church. He was a farmer and was retired from NESAP as a porter. He worked on lawnmowers and small engines. Years ago, he had worked for Leister Body Shop.
He was a cancer survivor and was active with the Relay for Life. He enjoyed gardening, steam engine shows, cutting wood, spending time with his cats and took pride in his lawn.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his children Betty Lou Ruhlman of York, Pa., Charles Emory Mahanna and wife Angie of Hampstead, Carolyn Louise Dubs of Hanover, Pa., Frances Arlene Kawecki and husband Kevin of Littlestown, Pa.; sister Lavinia Virginia Eckenrode of Taneytown; grandchildren Jennifer, Charles Jr., Stephanie, Joshua, Nathan, Amanda, Emily, Lydia, Roger Lee, Tyler, Nicholas, Anna, and Ian; great-grandchildren Jacob, Jade, Kirsten, Tristan, and Grace; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother Vernon Elwood Mahanna and his nephew Robert Eugene "Bobby" Mahanna.
The family will receive friends 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, at Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 3296 Charmil Drive, Manchester, with a funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 3100 Shiloh Road, Hampstead with the Rev. Denise Millett officiating.
Interment in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hampstead.
Donations may be made to NESAP, P.O. Box 831, Hampstead, MD 21074.
Online condolences may be offered at http://www.eckhardtfuneralchapel.com.