Charles Judge Sr.

Obituary of Charles A. Judge Sr.

Charles “Charlie” Allen Judge Sr., 70, passed away on May 6, 2021, at his home in Pottstown, PA, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Kathleen Mary (Mensick) Judge, with whom he shared 35 years of marriage.

Born in Pittston, PA, on April 30, 1951, Charlie was the son of the late Richard Clark Judge and Alberta Myrtle (Atherholt) Judge.

Charlie worked as a correctional officer at S.C.I. Graterford for over 30 years, before retiring in 2015 as the most senior lieutenant in the state. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and testing his luck with the slot machines at the casino. Although Charlie’s work and hobbies made him happy, his greatest pleasure came from spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Charlie is lovingly remembered by his children, Patrick Judge, Pottstown, PA, Michael (& Jennifer) Monroe, Sinking Spring, PA, and Kimberly (& Andrew) Thomas, Sinking Spring, PA; his grandchildren, Nathan, Anna Grace, Hayleigh, Michael, Kaydence, and Andrew; and his brother and sister, David Judge and Cindy Hallock.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his son, SFC Charles Allen Judge Jr.; and his brother, Richard Judge.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, May 13, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464. A Life Celebration will follow at 6:00 p.m.

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