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Charles I. Stewart

December 24, 1935 ~ January 24, 2019 (age 83)


Charles I. Stewart, 83, of Erie, formerly of West Freedom, Clarion County, a retired Pennsylvania State Police trooper, passed away early Thursday morning, January 24, 2019 at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital in Kittanning.

Charles was born in Perry Twp., Clarion County, on December 24, 1935.  He was the son of the late Kenneth B. and Ruth Hodil Stewart.

Charles was a 1954 graduate of Parker High School. He was of the Methodist faith and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing.  Charles was a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper for more than 30 years.  Early in his career he was stationed at barracks in Meadville and Girard and retired from the Erie barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police, and was a member of the FOP. Charles was a United States Navy Veteran, and was a member of the North East American Legion Post.

He is survived by a sister, Arlene W. Pennington of Bruin, a sister-in-law, Sandy Stewart of St. Petersburg, as well as a number of nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Wilbur Stewart and a brother-in-law, Lewis Pennington.

Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Karns City, 128 Main Street, Karns City, from 1  - 3 p.m. Sunday.  A funeral service will follow from the funeral home at 3:15 p.m. with the Rev. Dan Myers, a retired Methodist pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in Hillview Cemetery in the village of Kepple’s Corners.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Richard Laube Cancer Center, 1 Nolte Drive, Kittanning, PA 16201.  For additional information or to send a condolence, please visit

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