Charles N. Griest Jr.

Sep 26 1959
May 18 2019
59 Years
Highland Township

Charles N. Griest Jr., known as "Chuckles" and "Mikie" formerly of Highland Township, passed away suddenly at his home in Bensalem, PA, on Saturday, May 18, 2019.  He was 59 years of age and was the son of Charles N. and Pat Taylor Griest Sr. of Highland Township.

He was a graduate of Octorara High School class of 1977 and he attended Penn State University.  He was employed as a printing press operator for LSC Communications in Philadelphia which specialized in printing bibles.  Prior to that, he was employed by the Morning Call Newspaper in Allentown and DPC Corporation in Atglen.

He was an avid sports fan especially the Phillies, Rams and Nascar.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and traveling with his daughter, Emily Griest, of Hockessin, DE.

In addition to his parents and daughter, he is survived by a sister, Patty, wife of Blake Gibson of Atglen, and a brother, Barry, husband of Linda Griest of Jackson Hole, WY.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 11:00 am from the Wilde Funeral Home, Parkesburg.  Visitation from 9:30 am until time of service.  Interment to follow at Penningtonville Presbyterian Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Gideons International, PO Box 97251, Washington DC, 20090-7251.

Service Date: 
May 28 2019 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, PA 19365


Dear Charlie and Pat and family, 

   We are so sorry to here about Chuckles, he always had a smile. I use to like to talk to him at the plant. He will surely be missed.

Mike and Gen


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Patty & family, we are so very sorry for your loss. We will be praying for your family, and you. Love Raymond & Karen Stackhouse 

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So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for comfort during this difficult trial.

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Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of my childhood friend, Charles. Such a happy kid, full of life and strength and was friends with everyone. He always has, and always will live in my memories of our youth.

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Pat,  Charlie, Patty, and Barry,  I'm so sorry to hear of Mikie's passing!!  I will keep you all in my prayers.

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I am so very sorry for your loss. Fly High Charles Fly High...R.I.P.

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My deepest Hearftfelt Condolences go to Charlie, Sr., Pat and the complete family at this time of need to heal your hearts.  Please remember that his Spirit will always be with you no matter where you go or what you do, and of course the memories that have been made. GOD BLESS, LOVE ALWAYS,  Joan and Family


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RIP Buddy

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Mr. and Mrs. Griest and Family, Charles was a great friend and neighbor.  We will miss seeing him and will never forget him.  Peace to you and your family.

Bob and Dottie Bateman


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Pat,Patti,Barry and Charlie

so very sorry for your loss...I loved Chuckles like a brother and I will miss him dearly

at least I had the honor to play ball with him many of of the best shortstops that i ever played with...Rest in Peace my friend

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Dear Pat, Charlie and Family,    We send our sympathy, prayers and love at this time of such sorrow. We remember Chuckles as a childhood friend and as an adult friend. Just very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you.    Love, Ron and Jean Reel.      

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Dear Pat, Charlie, Barry and Patty.......

On behalf of our entire family, we humbly offer our most heartfelt and sincere condolences on the loss of your son, and my friend. Thank you Pat for your support 16 years ago as we shared about common ground, as you and my mother both were understanding and helpful. Charlie was my friend since we were kids as is Barry, and I value those friendships more than anything. Although life has taken us different directioins, those friendships never waivered, and for now anyway, Ill miss him greatly until the next divine adventure toward eternity put us together again......

Tommy McChesney

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Dear Charlie and Pat,

My deepest sympathy in the loss of your son. So shocking and sudden to someone so young. May he Rest In Peace. Prayers to you and the rest of his family and friends.




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