Charles Markham

Obituary of Charles R. Markham

Charles R. "Chuck" Markham, 86, of State College, died Saturday, March 26, 2022, at Foxdale Village.

Born November 28, 1935, in East St. Louis, IL, he was the son of the late L. D. and Eleanor Collins Markham. On June 29, 1957 he married Claire Cochran who preceded him in death on March 4, 1999. On September 12, 2002, he married Marlene "Dee Dee" Decker Engle, who also preceded him in death on April 11, 2019.

He is survived by five children, Michelle Clements and her husband, Thomas, of Landisville, Leslie D. Markham Frye, of Miramar Beach, FL, Larry D. Markham and his wife, Sharon, of Clearfield, Sharon Salathe and her husband, David, of Carmel, IN, Michael C. Markham and his wife, Colleen, of Noblesville, IN; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wives, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry and David Markham.

Chuck began his career with the Mumford Corporation based in Atlanta, GA and eventually moved to State College where he was employed by Uni-Marts, Inc., retiring as the company's president in 1997. Following his retirement from Uni-Marts, Charles and his business partner, Howard Romines opened Property Management Realty, Inc. which they operated for 22 years before closing the business in 2020.

When his children were young, Charles was very involved with their various athletic endeavors and especially loved being a football coach for his two sons. When he moved to State College, he joined Centre Hills Country Club where he was an active member and golf became his passion.

A lifelong Catholic, Chuck was a member of Our Lady of Victory Church in State College.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m., on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 South Atherton Street, State College.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 820 Westerly Parkway, State College, with Father George Jakopac officiating.

Burial will be in Boalsburg Cemetery.

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Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Koch Funeral Home
2401 S. Atherton Street
State College, Pennsylvania, United States

Funeral Service

10:30 am
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church
820 Westerly Parkway
State College, Pennsylvania, United States

Final Resting Place

Boalsburg Cemetery
Old Boalsburg Road P.O. Box 443
Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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