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Charles D. Shutt

Charles D. Shutt          â€œbeloved husband, father, grandfather & brother”

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---Charles D. Shutt, 72, of Shinglehouse, passed away at home with his loving family by his side on Monday, January 12, 2015, after a short illness.
    Born December 28, 1942 on Moore Hollow, Potter Brook, PA, he was a son of Frank and Alice Ahearn Shutt.  On November 2, 1963 in Hickox, he married Pauline E. Moe, who survives.
     Charles attended Northern Potter High School in Ulysses and was a graduate of the former Breeden School of Welding in Genesee in 1963.  He was employed at Air Pre-Heater in Wellsville, NY where he was a welder for 40 years, retiring at age 62.
     He loved to fish and hunt, including ice fishing and bow hunting.  He also loved camping and boating.  He enjoyed pitching horseshoes and was an avid gardener.  He loved his faithful dog and companion, Wendy.  His greatest love was his family.
     Surviving besides his wife are a son, Rick D. (Sue) Shutt of Wellsville; a daughter, Roxanne A. (Donnie) Serkleski of Shinglehouse; five grandchildren, Josh D. (Brittany) Shutt, Brittany M. Serkleski, Chelsea M. Shutt, Brooke R. Serkleski, and Brandon A. Serkleski; a great-grandson, Hayden C. Shutt; three sisters, Betty (Fran) Sturdevant of Shinglehouse and  Angie (Mel) Finke, both of Shinglehouse, and Jenny (Paul) Urbaniak of Lawrenceville; four brothers, Howard (Ann) Shutt and Henry Shutt, both of Lawrenceville, and Bill Shutt and James (Eva) Shutt, both of Genesee; and many nieces and nephews.
     In addition to his parents, Charles was predeceased by three brothers, Leo Shutt, Virgil Shutt, and Louie Shutt.
     In keeping with Charles’ wishes, there will be no public visitation.  At the current time there are no services scheduled.
     Flowers are gratefully declined.  Memorials may be made to the Potter County Hospice, 269 Route 6 West, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
     Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.


Aunt Pauline and family, we ment you through Debbie and Gary awhile ago.  Very sorry about Charlie.  When I think of him I only see smiles and him at the lake fishing! You both were always in a story Gary or Debbie would tell with laughter!  We will be thinking of you and God Bless.
     Larry and Bridget

Larry and Bridget Graham Jan 24 2015 12:00 AM

I am sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Linda Fagan Jan 19 2015 12:00 AM

As I was driving home today I was thinking of the different things that I have done over the years with Pauline and Charlie. Camping up on the hill, stealing cucumbers and tomatoes from his garden, camping down at the lake but this brought a smile to my face. I remember when he got the new boat and took Donnie S, Roxie and I out on the lake for a ride. Charlie had Roxie and I set up front and Donnie in the back not thinking about it too much we start out slow until we got out pass the bridge.  Then Charlie gave it a little gas then he takes off  and next thing I know I do not have a dry spot on me. I look back a Charlie to see what the hell happened ? But it was all told in the grin that was all over his whole face. Then I realized the seating was a planned thing. He laughed so hard at the 2 of us. Will sure miss the up to no good smile of his.

Connie Serkleski Jan 13 2015 12:00 AM

My Uncle Charlie was a lot of fun to be around. Even though I moved from Pa. Many years ago, I always made a point to go see Him and Aunt Pauline. I have so many childhood memories with them. I remember a time we all went camping together and one time I was home for a birthday. I wanted a Sunset Cruise around the lake in his boat.It was wonderful. I will be looking you up when I enter those Heavenly Gates. Rest In Peace Dearest Uncle Charlie.

Nola Jonsson Jan 13 2015 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry for your loss.  Take comfort in your memories and the knowledge that you will meet again someday.  We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers, may God Bless you all.
Mike, Beth & Eli Bell

Beth, Mike & Eli Bell Jan 13 2015 12:00 AM