1201 Main Street - Pittston (Port Griffith), PA 18640

Charles S. Shoppel, Sr. - Wednesday, 04/02/14

Charles S. Shoppel, Sr., 67, of Port Griffith, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He and his wife, Evelyn Griglock Shoppel, the love of his life, celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary on September 25, 2013.

Born in Kingston, he was a son of the late Stanley and Frances Dombroskus Shoppel. He was a graduate of Exeter High School, Class of 1965. Charles was employed by A& A Auto Parts, where he has worked for over forty years. He was Manager at their Green Ridge store and was Assistant Manager for their Exeter location. He was a lifetime member of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association. Charles loved working on military equipment and all classic cars. He enjoyed going to the Carlisle and Hershey car shows.

Charles loved his family and his friends. His memory will always remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. Charles also had a love of nature, which included planting flowers, feeding the birds and mowing his lawn. One of his favorite places to go was Banko's Seafood, Nanticoke. He was a former member of St. Casimir's Church, Pittston.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, Charles, Jr. and wife, Elisabeth, Pittston; Stanley and companion, Kimberly Merithew, Jenkins Twp.; brother, Stanley and wife, Norma, Mechanicsburg; grandsons, Charles III and Anthony Shoppel and his dog, Bubba.

A blessing service will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at 9:30 A.M. in Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street, Pittston (Port Griffith), with Fr. Brian J.W. Clarke, officiating. Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Exeter.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday from 4:30 to 8:00 P.M.

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From: Lisa Rusterholz and Todd Mitchem

Location: Waldwick, NJ    Date: 2014-04-03

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. We loved talking to Charlie at the car shows, he was always so willing to talk and share stories. He will be greatly missed....

From: Mary Jo (Jones) Piazza

Location: Swoyersville, PA    Date: 2014-04-01

Evelyn and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I wanted to be there today but I had to watch my 2 yr old grandson. You are in my prayers. Take care.

From: Fred Kolb

Location: Moscow, PA    Date: 2014-04-01

Charlie i will miss you very much.You were a true friend and work companion. Rest in peace. Freddie and Pat Kolb

From: John S. Dean

Location: Port Griffith, PA    Date: 2014-03-31

To Evelyn and Family, Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your husband, Charlie. Charlie was not only a good friend but a super individual. Charlie and you made a remarkable couple. God Bless you, John S. Dean and family.

From: Thom durkin

Location: Pittston twp, PA    Date: 2014-03-31

Rip my long time friend

From: Lynn

Location: , PA    Date: 2014-03-31

I am sorry to hear of your loss, how we long for the time when death will be no more as promised in the Bible, Jesus spoke of a time when the dead will live again. (Rev. 21:4) (John 5:28,29) May the God of all comfort be with your family during this difficult time. (2Corin. 1:3,4)

From: Tom Jordan

Location: Scranton, PA    Date: 2014-03-31

Charlie was the consummate gentleman!! Some people need money or power to be respected....not Charlie... He was born with class!! I shall miss him immensely and the world is a better place because of him. He was a great help in me having nice cars!!!

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