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Charles E. "Chick" Kanode

July 5, 1941 ~ January 23, 2019 (age 77)
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Charles E. “Chick” Kanode

July 5, 1941        January 23, 2019

     Charles E. “Chick” Kanode, 77, of Martinsburg passed away late Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, after a brief illness. 

     He was born in Roaring Spring son of the late, Arthur S. “Art” and Elizabeth “Betty” (Wagner) Kanode.  On June 22, 1968 he married Janice E. Ebersole in Martinsburg.

     Surviving are his beloved wife of 50 years; two children: Andrea (Corey) Brown of Martinsburg and Hahns (Suzy) Kanode of Weyers Cave, VA; two grandchildren Nicholas and Abigail Kanode of Weyers Cave; two sisters: Rita (C. William) Baker of New Enterprise and Rosalie (G. Wayne) Smith of Martinsburg; and a brother, Dalton (Paulette) Kanode of Warsaw, IN.

     He was a 1959 graduate of Morrisons Cove High School, Martinsburg and also attended Messiah College in Grantham, PA.

     Charles was a faithful member of Martinsburg Mennonite Church where he actively served in various capacities, including longtime church organist.

     He retired as a purchasing agent from Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring with 17 years of service.  Charles also was employed at Blank Book Company, Roaring Spring for nine years and Clapper Farm Equipment, Alexandria for several years.

     Charles enjoyed music and also loved working as a volunteer at World’s Attic Thrift Shop, Somerset.

     Friends will be received from 2-5pm, Sunday, January 27, 2019 at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg and from 10 until the 11 am funeral service, Monday, January 28, 2019 at Martinsburg Mennonite Church, 300 E. Spring St., Martinsburg, PA 16662, Pastor Joseph H. Furry Jr. officiating.  Private interment will be held at Spring Hope Cemetery, Martinsburg.

     Memorial contributions in memory of Charles can be given to World’s Attic, 304 W. Main St., Somerset, PA 15501.

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