Chuck was a captain of the Townsend Township Fire Department and had the privilege of serving on the department for 19 years. He also drove for Citizens Ambulance Service if needed.
Chuck’s love for firefighting was a lifelong commitment. His strong influence is missed within his fire department‚ but most of all he is missed for his passion for the fire service and the vast knowledge that he was able to share.
He will be most remembered for his dedication to his family and to the department. He was a straightforward, honest, and funny person. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to other people.
Chuck also was a truck driver for R&L Carriers. He enjoyed tinkering and mechanic work and was a Little League baseball and Pee Wee basketball coach.
Chuck is survived by Sylvia, his loving wife of 35 years. He was a very proud father of three adult children‚ Mike (Karen), Chris, and Shawn. His pride and joy was his grandchildren, Andrew and Ryan. Lovingly known as Papa, Chuck had the joy of becoming a grandpa again just nine months before his death.
He is also survived by his mother, Arlene Horning, and eight siblings. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Horning I.
The day Chuck passed away, our family was forever changed, and we will miss his love, devotion, and guidance.
He will be greatly missed by anyone who had the privilege of knowing him.