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Charles W. "Sonny" Sausman
Charles W. "Sonny" Sausman, 84, of Shelocta, PA, passed away on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital.
He was born July 25, 1936 in Arnold, Pa. to Charles and Esther (Branter) Sausman.
Sonny proudly served in the U.S. Navy Reserves. On Oct. 19, 1957, he married his loving wife, Jacqueline (Mock) Sausman and the same year he started his employment with the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company. In 1971 they moved to Elderton and in 1972 moved to the farm in Girty. He was an active member in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.
Sonny loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed being outdoors especially weedeating and caring for the farm. He mentored all the neighborhood kids, who called him "Pap". Sonny will be lovingly remembered as being well-liked by everyone, always lending a helping hand, and for always finding the good in people.
His memory will be cherished by his wife; two sons, William A. Sausman of Shelocta and Timothy C. Sausman of Williamsburg; a daughter, Cynthia A. Rumbaugh of Shelocta; a grandson, Ryan M. Rumbaugh, a brother, James Sausman and wife, Paulette of Altoona; and a sister, Betty Lou Buhler of Blairsville.
Sonny was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Gladys Criswell.
Friends will be received from 12 PM until the time of funeral services at 2 PM on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at Clark Chapel of the Bauer Funeral Home, Inc., 238 S. Main St., Elderton, PA, with Rev. Beth Meier and Pastor Brenda Sommerville Schall co-officiating.
Due to current regulations, all social distancing guidelines will be followed. Guests are respectfully asked to wear a mask or face covering.
Interment will be in Mt. Zion Methodist Cemetery in Shelocta.
Memorial contributions can be made in Charles's honor to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 449 Girty Rd., Shelocta, PA 15774.
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