Donald Charles Lorady, Sr.,

Donald Charles Lorady, Sr.Donald Charles “Country Charlie” Lorady Sr., 81, of Raven Run, formerly of Levittown, passed away unexpectedly Thursday evening at his residence.

Born in Raven Run, Feb. 10, 1933, he was a son of the late James and Irene Wagner Lorady.

He was a retired heavy equipment operator, having worked for US Steel Corp., Fairless Hills, for 30 years.

Donald was a former member of the former Annunciation BVM Church, Shenandoah. He also was a member of the US Steel Workers’ Union where he served as an officer for many years.

He enjoyed life, especially when in the company of his family and friends. “Country Charlie” took pleasure in listening to country music; in addition, he sang and played it on his guitar. He also was an avid golfer.

He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by brothers and sisters.

Surviving are a son, Donald C. Lorady Jr. and his wife, Maggie, Fairless Hills; two daughters, Rose Pergola and her husband, Charles, Manasquan, N.J., and Sandra M. Marsh, Pocono Lake; three stepsons, Sammy, Steven and Scott Fenton; five grandchildren, Simon and Darrin Lorady, Nicole Hendry and Michael and Andrew Hinkle; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Irene Fatula, Raven Run, Peggy Zamonsky, Frackville, and Dolores Kowalick, Lansdale; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Divine Mercy Parish Sacred Worship site, St. Casimir Church, 229 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah. Rev. Msgr. Ronald C. Bocian, Pastor will officiate. Interment will follow in Annunciation BVM Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. Relatives and friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Casimir Church.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.

Donald Charles Lorady, Sr., Has 15 Condolences Posted:

  1. Art Laureti says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. Karen and Art Laureti

  2. Michael Taratuski says:

    Sorry for your loss. I never meet your dad but resemblance is striking.

  3. Barbara Allen says:

    Dear Don, Maggie and Family:
    We just learned of the passing of your father Donald Sr. Prayers and deepest sympathy to you and the family. May he rest in peace.
    Barbara and Stefani Allen

  4. Diane and Remo Dalessandro says:

    Donnie, Maggie & family as well as Sam & Linda Fenton: we are so sorry to hear of Charley’s passing. He was a wonderful man one who everyone wanted to rally around and be in his company. We ha very fond memories. He will be sadly missed by all. RIP. GOD BLESS.

  5. Pearl Gaughan says:

    Donnie, Maggie, and the Lorady family I was very saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing please know Ray and I always considered him one of our closest friends and he will be missed, RIP Charlie at least you will get to see a lot of your old chums again especially Ray. Love you guys Pearl

  6. Russ and Sharon Snyder says:

    We are sorry for your loss. Charlie was a great guy. Don, tell Maggie, Simon, and Darrin our prayers are with you all .

  7. Ken Miller says:

    My condolences to the Lorady Family on Charlies Passing. He was a great Friend and We worked together in the mill. He was a good singer and student of country music. Will miss him much.

  8. Jean and Vince Dacquisto says:

    So sorry to hear about Charlie’s passing. We’ve known Charlie since high school and Vince worked with him at the mill for many years before we all came back here. Our prayers are with the family.

  9. Jean and Vince Dacquisto says:

    We were so sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. Vince worked with Charlie at the mill and then we both wound up back here in Schuylkill County. We’ve known Charlie since high school. Our prayers go out to all the family.

  10. tom nelson says:

    My condolences go out to Don, Sammy, Steven, Scott and family. What a great guy and mentor, always ready to help someone at the mill or at the hall. A man’s man !

    Tom Nelson

  11. Peter Lachance says:

    Don Jr.,

    I was saddened to read today’s obit about your father. My sympathies are with you and your family.

    Peter Lachance

  12. Dan Collins says:

    Don, sorry to hear about your Father’s passing. Please know that you and your family our in our hearts and prayers. Cherish you mmories

  13. Michele Fatula says:

    My heart is so broken for you. Uncle Charlie was a dear man who called several times to check on me after my precious Don Fatula, his nephew, died. He had a gentle, caring nature and will be missed. My love and prayers go with you all.
    Michele Fatula

  14. Colleen Shearn Harris says:

    I am so sorry for you loss. Your Dad was a great man and will be missed. You are all in our prayers and thoughts. God Bless all of you.

  15. Mary Hoffman says:

    Sorry for your loss. I have you in my thoughts and prayers for the family of Charles Lorady.