Charles Franklin Fahlor, 91 of Glassport, passed away on May 24, 2020 at Select Specialty Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was born Nov. 21, 1928 in Manorville, Pa to the late Frank Miles Fahlor and Maude Peacock Fahlor. He was in the US Navy as a 1st class petty officer, as a radar instructor and deployed on the Newport News, a heavy cruiser. He was also a member of the Glassport Jets Roller Hockey team; co-owner of the Palace Roller Rink in New Eagle, Pa. He worked at the Clairton Mill, then transferred to Caracas, Venezuela, where he became co-owner of a wood business called Madeira Tropical. He worked in the family business for many years called the Glassport News Depot, which he eventually became owner of. He also had a successful candle business called Fahlor International, Candles by Charles. He made center pieces for the University of Pitt, Penn State and Pittsburgh Steelers. He also made candles for the famous sportscasters, as well as famour actors, such as Dale Robertson, Fred McMurray and Ray Bolger, which he has photographes with. He also was the owner of the Showboat Lounge in Glassport and the Game Room. He was a butcher for Balsomo’s Meat Market in McKeesport. He also drove taxi and was a driver for access. He retired with over 20 years service as a security guard at Whemco in Homestead.
He belonged to the McKeesport Masons Lodge #375, first as a master mason and then as a 32nd degree Mason for many years. He was a member of the Sons of Italy, the PNA and the American Legion in Glassport. He was a very good artist and was an avid history fanatic. He also had a great interest in the Apollo Moon Landings. He was preceded in death by his parents and ex-wife Lael Ann Michaelson Fahlor. He was a wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by daughter Genora Lee Fahlor Truby; grandchildren Tiffany Rose Nicole Truby, Ryan Charles Edward Augustine; great grandchildren Serena Rose Lee Truby; brother David Hays (Carol) Jacobs of Sharpsville and very close friend Linda Cox of Lutz, FL and his best friend pet cat “Snookie“ Burial will be in the Fahlor family mausoleum at Lakeview Cemetery, Kendallville, IN. Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.
Originally published May 28, 2020.