Charles Henry Ickes Jr., 65, of Meyersdale
Charles Henry Ickes Jr., 65, of Meyersdale, passed away peacefully on Jan. 3, 2013 at Meyersdale Golden Living Center. Charles was born May 19, 1947, the son of the late Charles Ickes Sr. and Dorothy (Kirchner) Ickes. Charles was also preceded in death by his stepson Greg Hillard and nephew Bradley Miller. Charles is survived by his first wife Kay Thompson and husband Lou of Confluence, and ex-wife and caregiver, Janet Ickes of Meyersdale. Survived by his children; Elizabeth Metheney of Confluence; Bob Ickes and wife Beth of Meyersdale; John Ickes of Altoona; Linda Ickes of Confluence; Charles James and wife Kathleen of Antioch, Calif; Amanda Crespo and friend Mike of Somerset; and Darren Ickes of Meyersdale; brothers and sisters: William Ickes and wife Diane of Meyersdale; Dennis Ickes and friend Sindi of Somerset; Donald Ickes and wife Betty of Godfrey, Ill.; Bruce Ickes of Leesburg, Va.; Mark Ickes and wife Lois of Fairview Heights, Ill.; and Shelly Miller and friend Dave of Meyersdale; grandchildren: Jasmine, Misty, and Richard Metheney, Luke and Abigail Ickes, Hannah and Isabella Crespo, Payton Kitzmiller, Casey Ketterman, Gracie Beisel and Giovanni James. Charles was especially close to his granddaughter Hannah. He would light up like a light bulb when she entered the room and Hannah said she wanted to become a doctor so that she could make her Pappy well. Charles always referred to Hannah as "My Girl." Charles is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Charles is a veteran of the U.S. Army and served two years in Germany. He was a member of the Meyersdale American Legion and the VFW. Charles drove truck for many years, traveled many years with the carnival, was an avid Steelers fan and his favorite pastime was playing bingo. One of Charles' most special events in his life was going to California and attending a taping of The Price Is Right. He watched that show faithfully for many years. Charles was a member of the Meyersdale Church of the Brethren. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the M. Ray Leckemby Funeral Home, Meyersdale. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. with Pastors Joseph and Caroline Penick. Interment Meyersdale Area Union Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the M. Ray Leckemby Funeral Home.