Charles J. Girvan Jr.

Charles J. Girvan Jr.

BIRTH: 10/7/1940
DEATH: 1/11/2020

Charles J. Girvan Jr., 79, of Chippewa Twp., passed away suddenly in his home after a brief illness on Saturday, January 11, 2020.
Born October 7, 1940, in Utica, N.Y., he was the son of the late Charles J. Sr. and Marie (Devins) Girvan.  A graduate of New York Mills High School, Charles went on to graduate with honors from Mohawk Valley Community College, where he earned a degree in Engineering.  He then went on to graduate with honors from the Community College of Beaver County, where he earned a Business degree, and was recipient of a student achievement award.  He began his career at Link Aviation, and then went on to become a Junior Engineer at Mohawk Airlines, which became Allegheny Airlines.  He then went on to rise to his final title of the Director of Simulator Engineering for US Airways.  He retired in 2001. A faithful member of St. Monica’s Roman Catholic Church, Charles served in the United States Air Force.  He also coached Chippewa Girls Softball Team for 13 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Carolyn (Dowd) Girvan; three sons, Greg M. (Amy) Girvan, Ken G. Girvan and Jeff M. (Jodi) Girvan; one daughter, Michelle A. (David) Dunstan; six grandchildren, Jessie, Samantha, and David Jr. Dunstan, and Jared, Josh and Jocelyn Girvan; one great-grandson, Joseph; one sister, Nancy (Robert) Carey; one brother, William (Sue) Girvan;  and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m.and 6 to 8 p.m.  in the GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 117 Blackhawk Road, Chippewa Twp., www.gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com , where prayers will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Monica’s,  Chippewa.  Father John Naugle will officiate.  A rosary will be held on Monday night in the funeral home at 7 p.m.
Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Members of the Beaver County Special Unit will meet on Tuesday at 10:45 a.m. at the cemetery to provide full military honors.
The family requests that contributions be made in Charles name to the Special Olympics of Beaver County, 128 Friendship Circle, Beaver, PA 15009

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Joe and Karen Grisola from Twinsburg, Ohio wrote on January 16, 2020 at 2:08 pm:
Carolyn - we are truly sorry to hear about Chuck's passing. You and Chuck will always be special to us. You have our thoughts and prayers.
Joe and Karen
Gene Wojcik from New York Mills, NY wrote on January 13, 2020 at 7:18 pm:
Dear Girvan Family,
I am truly sorry for your loss. Charlie and I ran together in the early days. We had lots of fun. May he rest in peace.
Dan Clendaniel from Manassas wrote on January 13, 2020 at 5:14 pm:
Jeff: So sorry for you and your family. Your father is in our prayers.
Potomac Air Lodge 1976 from Pittsburgh, Pa wrote on January 12, 2020 at 4:22 pm:
Please accept our heartfelt condolences
on the loss of your loved one.
Potomac Air Lodge 1976
Retiree's Club

IAM & AW Potomac Air Lodge 1976
228 Moon Clinton Road
Moon Twp, Pa 15108