Charles E. Kettering, 67, of Allegheny Township, PA, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020 at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital in Pittsburgh.
A son of the late Richard A. Kettering and Elsie (Haines) Kettering, he was born November 30, 1952, in Natrona Heights.
Charles had been employed with Outboard Haven Marina in Verona and most recently with Advance Auto Parts in Allegheny Township. He was a member and Past Exalted Ruler of the Leechburg Elks, the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the North South Skirmish Association (NSSA). Charles actively participated as a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America and the Kiski Area Marching Band Boosters. In addition to being a history buff and general handyman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, camping, cooking, baking, gardening, playing with his two dogs, and above all spending time with his granddaughter.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Nancy (Hobbins) Kettering of Allegheny Township; a son, Michael Kettering of Allegheny Township; a daughter, Michele Dougherty (Alex) of Hyde Park; a granddaughter, Evelyn Dougherty; a brother, Richard A. Kettering (Dianne) of Mechanicville, NY; and a sister, Janet “Kathie” Coste (Charles) of Naples, FL.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jonathan Mark Kettering.
Friends will be welcomed by his family on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051). A Blessing Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, at the funeral home, with Rev. James H. Loew, O.S.B. officiating. Interment following at St. Catherine Cemetery in Gilpin Township.
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