In memory of
Charles Anthony Kireta
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In memory of
Charles Anthony Kireta
Charles Anthony Kireta, 84, of Enhaut passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 in his home after a lengthy illness and a yearning to live. He was born on January 14, 1932 to the late Elija and Mary (Shimko) Kireta. Charlie attended Swatara Township High School and Hershey High School. He started C.A. Kireta Plumbing and Heating in 1949 and in 1966 became a member of UA Local 520 Plumbers and Pipefitters. He was a parishioner of Prince of Peace Roman Catholic Parish and was also a longtime member of the Bressler Club, St. Lawrence Lodge #13 Croatian Fraternal Union, and St. Mary's Club. He was also a former Swatara Township Commissioner. He loved hunting and spending as much time as possible at his camp in Cameron County. He spent a lot of time planning and talking about the family's large Christmas dinners with his six children, thirteen grandchildren, thirty-three great grandchildren, one great great grandson, and eight step grandchildren - and all of their spouses. Charlie is survived by his wife, Fae, the love of his life for 67 years; two sons, Andrew (his wife Linda) of Mechanicsburg and Alan of Enhaut; two daughters, Rosanne (her husband Bill) Smoker of Thompsontown and Sandra (her husband Tom) Chilcote of Mechanicsburg; and, Charlie's precious pet westie, Mollie. His son Stephen and daughter Dorothy and three sisters and six brothers precedeceased him. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 11:00 am in Prince of Peace-Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church with Very Rev. David L. Danneker, VG, his Pastor, as Celebrant. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. A viewing will be held on Monday from 9:00 am until 10:30 am in Wiedeman Funeral Home, 357 S. Second St., Steelton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Dr., Suite 100, Camp Hill, PA 17011 or Humane Society of Great Harrisburg, 7790 Grayson Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17111 or Prince of Peace Roman Catholic Parish, 815 S. Second St., Steelton. The family extends their warmest wishes and heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Compassionate Care Hospice for the love, help and attention they shared during Charlie's illness. It was their tenderness and care that comforted all of us through this challenge. Also, a special thank you to Deacon Michael Grella for sharing his time and special prayers and thoughtfulness for the family.
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