LEWISTOWN - D. Charles Roselle, 76, of 63 N. Pine St., Lewistown, died at 5:09 p.m., Friday, April 10, 2009, at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville as a result of an accident.
Born April 9, 1933, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Daniel C. and Pauline (Long) Roselle. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce (Bender) Roselle, on September 28, 2007.
He is survived by his children, Michael A. Roselle of Lewistown, Karen K. Smith and her husband Joseph of King of Prussia, Kimbra L. Tweedy and her husband Dayton of McConnellsburg, and Steven C. Roselle and his wife Tammy A., of Lewistown.
Also surviving: three grandchildren, Joshua P. Tweedy, Alexander M. Smith and Ryan M. Roselle; a sister, Donna Werner and her husband Gerald of Birdsboro, Pa.; and a brother, Samuel Roselle and his wife Sharon of Reedsville.
He was a graduate of Lewistown High School Class of 1952; he then served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict from 1953 to 1957.
He graduated from Lock Haven University in 1960 with a bachelor of science in education. He received his master's degree from Penn State University in 1965.
He was employed by the Mifflin County School District from 1960 until 1996. He was a social studies teacher and coached varsity wrestling and Jr. high football at Chief Logan, Penn Highlands and Indian Valley for 35 years.
His teams and individuals received many honors. He coached five state wrestling champions, several district team championships and many individual district, regional and state place finishers.
He was named District 6 Coach of the Year in 1970, 1971, 1978 and 1979, and was inducted into the District 6 Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Lock Haven University Hall of Fame in 1998. He also was inducted into the PA Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame in March 2000.
He was Mifflin County's first district and regional wrestling champion and the first PIAA state wrestling finalist.
He was co-captain of the first undefeated Lewistown High School Football team during the 1951 season.
He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. He was a choir member and soloist for over 60 years. He served as a member of the vestry. He was a volunteer for Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, a community food bank.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 S. Main Street, Lewistown, with the Rev. Lisa K. Schoonmaker officiating.
Military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 7011 Lewistown. Interment will be in St. Mark's Episcopal Cemetery. There will be no public viewing.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, 21 S. Main Street, Lewistown, PA 17044.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown.