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Charles Cherkauskas

September 5, 2018

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Charles Cherkauskas

September 5, 2018


Charles Cherkauskas, 75, of Wilkes-Barre Township, passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at his home.


He was born in Wilkes-Barre, a son of the late John and Louise Thomas Cherkauskas.  Charles was a 1961 graduate of Meyers High School.  He served with the United States Coast Guard from 1961 to 1967.


Prior to his retirement he had been employed by Metropolitan Wire for many years. Charles was an avid outdoorsman and fisherman.


He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish at St. Mary’s Church of the Immaculate Conception in Wilkes-Barre, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society.


He was preceded in death by his son, Donald Bachman, and by an infant brother, David Cherkauskas.


Charles is survived by his wife of 41 years, Christine (Tina) Yatsko Cherkauskas and by his daughter, Judi Comisky, Wilkes-Barre; granddaughter, Jessica Bachman; siblings, John Cherkauskas, Hanover Twp., Anthony Cherkauskas and his wife, Linda, Plymouth, Mary Ann Everhart and her husband, Sheldon, Hanover Twp., Albert Cherkauskas and his wife, Eileen, Ashley, Kathy Phillips and her husband, Robert, Canandaigua, NY, William Cherkauskas and his wife, Mary, Ashley and Eugene Cherkauskas and his wife, Sandra, Pittston; and by numerous nieces and nephews.


Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 9 am from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 9:30 am in Our Lady of Fatima Parish at St. Mary’s Church of the Immaculate Conception, 134 S. Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre.  Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.


Friends may call on Friday from 5 – 7 pm at the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Avenue, Taylor, PA  18517.


Online condolences may be sent by visiting Charles’ obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.