Rev. Charles W. McCulloh, Jr.
(The following is the obituary for a grandson of William Edgar McCulloh)
Rev. Charles ‘Pastor Chuck’ W. McCulloh, Jr., 70, entered God’s Eternal Kingdom Saturday, May 31, 2008, at 1:18 a.m. at his residence, while his family sang, ‘Great Is Thy Faithfulness’.
He was the husband of Judith A. (Bixler) McCulloh, with whom he celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary April 21, 2008. Pastor Chuck was born December 9, 1937, in Lancaster, the son of the late Rev. Charles W. McCulloh, Sr. and Miriam C. (Musser) McCulloh.
Pastor Chuck was an elder in the United Methodist Church, Central PA Conference, having retired in 2005 after 42 years of ministry. He was a graduate of Messiah Academy, attended Penn State University, received an R.T. from American College of Radiology & Wesley Seminary.
His beloved parishes were: Castanea-Farrandsville, Loch Haven; Mt. Tabor-Uriah-Idaville, Adams Co.; Uriah, Adams Co.; St. Peter’s, Riverside; First Towanda, Towanda; Good Shepherd Community, Carlisle, retiring in 2005 from Trinity Church, York. In retirement, he served with joy the Emanuel United Methodist Church in Loganville.
In addition to his wife, Pastor Chuck is survived by their two daughters, their husbands and six granddaughters: Rev. Roger and Gwendolyn Steiner and their daughter, Kirsten; Michael and Chrisandra Weaver and their daughters, Catherine, Abigail, Lydia, Sarah and Hannah; his sister, Nancy Pilkinton of Salem, N.J.; and a brother, Eugene McCulloh of Mansfield.
Pastor Chuck’s Memorial Celebration Service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 241 E. King St., York. Co-officiants will be the Rev. Mark J. Webb, York District Superintendent, the Rev. Ronald E. Bowersox, a retired U.M. minister and the Rev. Jeffrey S. Swanger, pastor of Trinity U.M. Church. There will be a viewing Wednesday 8 to 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow the service in Prospect Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Mission Central of the United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2053, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-2053. Workinger- Semmel Funeral Home and Crematorium, Inc., 849 E. Market St., York, is in charge of arrangements. www.workinger-semmel.com
(Published in the York Daily Record & York Dispatch on 6/2/2008. )
The Rev. Charles W. McCulloh Jr., 70, died May 31 at his home. He had suffered from lung cancer.
As his energy level declined, McCulloh, known as “Pastor Chuck,” retired in July 2006 after 11 years at Trinity United Methodist Church in York. He then took a part-time pastorate at Emmanuel United Methodist in Loganville.
He had served charges at churches in Farrandsville, Gardners, Carlisle and Danville.
The Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church awarded McCulloh the Harry Hoosier Award in June 2006. It’s presented annually to an individual or congregation that emulates an early black Methodist preacher named Harry Hoosier.
According to the award committee, Hoosier’s characteristics included “moving people from dependence to independence, working with people who are downtrodden and empowering them and helping a congregation move from inactivity to lively worship.”
Doctors had said McCulloh’s time spent in a prior profession as a radiology technician probably contributed to his cancer. A memorial service was planned for Wednesday at Trinity.
(Published in the York Daily Record/Sunday News on 06/05/2008)