Charles D. Tahon, 87 of West Deer Township died Monday December 30, 2019 at home with his family by his side. He was born March 14, 1932 in Revloc, Cambria County to the late Samuel and Emily (Banfield) Tahon. Charlie has lived in West Deer most of his life. He was a 1951 graduate of West Deer Township. Charlie worked for Allegheny Steel for 5 years on the labor gang, then as a maintenance worker for Deer Lakes School District for over 20 years. He served his country during the Korean War in the US Navy for 4 years achieving the rank of Seaman 1st Class. After the war, he transferred to the US Airforce where he served for 16 years achieving the rank of Tec Sargent. He was a life member of the West Deer American Legion and a life member of the Owl’s Club, Russellton. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing golf and playing cards.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years Dorothy A. (Pucko) Tahon, his children Cindy Shugart of TX, Annette M. (Darell) Easkley of Mars, Alfred Tahon of Verona and Keith W. Tahon of West View; 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; his brother Eugene (Joyce) Tahon of Hollidaysburg and sister Sally (Samuel) Roberts of Curtisville.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers Thomas and Alfred Tahon.
Friends received Thursday from 2 - 4 pm and 6 - 8 pm in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Twp. where funeral services will be conducted Friday 10 am with the Rev. Robert Henry, officiating. He will be laid to rest in Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Indiana Township. View obituary online and leave condolences at www.siwicki-yanickofh.com.
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