Charles “Chuck” Zwingler Jr., 88, of Clairton passed on June 6th, 2020 at UPMC Mercy Hospital. He was born on May 2, 1932 the son of the late Charles and Emily Zwingler and brother to the late Loretta “Beezie” Barker and Harry “Luke” Bowen. He was a graduate of McKeesport Votech and retired from Hercules Chemical Corp in 1995. He was a Corporal in the U.S. Army where he served with the 18th Airborne Corps Artillery. Chuck was an active member of Pine Run United Methodist Church. He served faithfully in just about every capacity and sang with the chancel choir for 60 years. He volunteered at Clairton Meals on Wheels at the Clairton Food Bank and was past president of the Clairton AARP 1612 where he sang with their Yankee Doodle Dandies. Chuck was a member of the Omni Masonic Lodge #582, American Legion Post #0075 and Steel Valley Lifespan. He enjoyed researching his ancestry, history, traveling, watching Pittsburgh sports and taking Sunday naps. Chuck was a friend to all and deeply loved his friends, family and community. He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Lois Cochran Zwingler; his son, Charles (Luanne) Zwingler III of West Mifflin; his daughter, Deborah (Ronald) Lieberum of Elizabeth Township; and his grandchildren Amy (Brendan Coticchia) Lieberum, Charles Zwingler IV, John (Alexis) Zwingler and Ronald (Sarah) Lieberum Jr.; great-granddaughter Isabella; step grandchildren, Matthew (Suzy) Hickey and Amanda (Michael) Pippi; step-great grandchildren Brynlie, Emmett, Violet and Nora; sister-in-law Ruth Ulmer (the late William Ulmer); and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.in the SM FINNEY FUNERAL HOME 432 N 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home, to be followed by interment at Jefferson Memorial Cemetery, Funeral Home, Crematory & Arboretum. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memoriam of Charles Zwingler Jr. to Pine Run UMC at 901 N. Sixth Street., Clairton, PA 15025. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.
Originally published June 08, 2020.