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Obituary for Charles French Jr.

Charles M. French Jr., 84, of Mercersburg, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2023 surrounded by
his family.

Born February 16, 1939 in Baltimore, Maryland, he was a son of the late Charles M. Sr. and Mary Sophia
Cooper French.

Charles graduated from a High School in Baltimore and shortly after worked for Baltimore City Water
Authority. Over the years, Charles also worked for Senator Elmer Hawbaker, Grove Worldwide, JLG
Industries, Bragunier Masonry, and DL Martin. Charles loved dancing with his wife and driving places
together. He loved camping with his family and also taking trips to the beach. He enjoyed watching
Professional Wrestling and creating miniature models of existing homes, bridges, and also birdhouses.
Charles passed away 1 week shy of his 66 th Wedding Anniversary.

Charles is survived by his wife, Mrs. Charles M. French Jr. and 7 children, Michael P. (Patti) French,
Wanda M. Gallagher, Victoria L. Mickley, Charles L. French, Lisa C. (David) Collins, Joseph A. (Andrea)
French, and Christina L. French (Kenneth Straley). He is survived by two sisters, Charlette R. Engle of
Quincy, and Margaret A. (Vernon) Hayes of Missouri, 17 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 3
great-great-grandchildren and 1 more great-great-grandchild due in April.

Charles was preceded in death by a grandson, David William French, and two sisters, Mary E.
Chamberlin, and Dorothy M. Dorsch.

A visitation will be held 6 – 8 PM on Thursday, January 4, 2024 at Fries Funeral Home in Mercersburg,
PA. There will be a private funeral and burial at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg, PA.