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Obituary for Charles H. Stafford

Charles H. Stafford, 95, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2024 at the Reading Hospital. He was the loving husband of Dolores M. (Ciarlone) Stafford, with whom he shared 71 years of marriage. Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Clarence and Dorothy (Becker) Stafford. Charles graduated from Reading High School (Class of 1946) before joining the Marine Corps. After attending the Reading Business Institute, he embarked on a long and distinguished career with General Tire & Rubber Company. He was a cluster manager at the time of his retirement in 1990.

Charles participated in sports in high school and continued to be a devoted fan and spectator of local sports teams. In his free time, he spent hours woodworking, building furniture, and doing home improvements. Throughout his life, Charles very much enjoyed being surrounded by his loving family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a long-standing member and usher at Sacred Heart Parish in West Reading.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Dolores; daughters Jessica S. Zimmer, wife of John, of Millersville, MD, Gretchen S. Stoddard, wife of Earl, of Annville, PA, and Adrienne Stafford of Wernersville, PA; granddaughters Sara Metzger, wife of Stephen, of Millersville, MD, Hanna Lacy, wife of Chris, of Severna Park, MD, and Alexis Baker, wife of Ben, of Annville, PA; and great grandchildren Rhodes, Wynn, and Calla Metzger, Brock and Daphne Lacy, and Charlie and Maeve Baker.

Charles was preceded in death by his brothers Kenneth, Robert, Stewart, Clarence, and Richard.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Olivet Boys and Girls Club of Reading & Berks County (1161 Pershing Blvd., Reading, PA 19611).

Kuhn Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc is honored to serve the Stafford family. Condolences may be expressed at www,