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Charles R. Sides, of Coudersport, PA (formerly of Manheim, PA), passed away peacefully at the age of 87 on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.
He was born January 12, 1931 in Buck, PA, the son of the late Charles R. and Florella (Miles) Sides.
Charles was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Barbara M. Sides, his son, Charles P. Sides, and two brothers, Clyde Sides and John A. Sides.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, James L. Sides and Judith McNally Sides of Elizabethtown; son, Roy M. Sides of Manheim; daughter and son-in-law, Velda M. Hafner and Jay A. Hafner of Lancaster; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; brother S. Paul Sides of Indiana; daughter-in-law, Cindy Ruhl Sides Bowersox.
Charles was a Korean War veteran, worked at High Steel hauling bridge beams, Jones & Laughlin Steel as a shear operator, then retired from Alumax after 26 years as a furnace operator in Lancaster.
In lieu of flowers or cards, make your contribution in Charles’ memory by doing the following things: showing kindness, respect, and giving a friendly hello to people you may or may not know!
Remember in the blink of an eye, everything can change, learn to forgive often, and Love with all your heart! Cherish the moments with your loved ones! Tomorrow isn’t promised, you may not have that second chance.
Grief never ends…but it changes. Its a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith…it is the price of Love.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, Ltd., Coudersport.