Charles W. "Charlie" Ardell

November 14, 1934 ~ October 4, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Charles "Charlie" Ardell Obituary

Charles W. "Charlie" Ardell, 88, of South Williamsport, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023 at UPMC Williamsport. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Janet E. (Doane) Ardell on Nov. 15, 2016.

Born Nov. 14, 1934, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Clarence and Sara (Sowers) Ardell.

Charlie was a graduate of the Williamsport Area High School. After graduation, he served honorably in the U.S. Army. He was the former owner of the 4 R's Tavern, and later worked as a store manager at McCory's Co. Charlie ended his career as a self-employed life insurance salesman.

Charlie had a love for sports. He was a walking encyclopedia of sports statistics and a lifelong fan of the Washington Redskins. He was always on the go and enjoyed meeting up with his friends for breakfast two days a week, even calling it the "breakfast club." Charlie also enjoyed music, but most of all he cherished spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving is a son Ross A. Ardell (Stephanie) of South Williamsport; two daughters Renee D. Brewer (Ronnie) and Robin L. Cillo (Nick) of Williamsport; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Sara Wise of Phoenix City, AL; and beloved cat, Tiger.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ricky J. Ardell; two brothers Clarence "Gus" Ardell Jr. and Robert "Bobby" Ardell; and four sisters, Katherine Calvert, Trudy Chadderon, Jane Stewart, and Nancy Spooner.

A graveside service to honor the life of Charlie will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Wildwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Charlie’s name to the Lycoming County SPCA 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport.

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Private Interment

Wildwood Cemetery
91 Wildwood Blvd.
Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701


Lycoming County SPCA
2805 Reach Road, Williamsport PA 17701


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