Charles "Charlie" Ray Dull

Born: Sun., Dec. 8, 1940
Died: Sun., Jun. 11, 2017


Viewing

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 16, 2017
Location: Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory

10:15 AM to 11:15 AM, Sat., Jun. 17, 2017
Location: Mechanicsburg Church of the Brethren


Funeral Service

11:30 AM Sat., Jun. 17, 2017
Location: Mechanicsburg Church of the Brethren


Reception

12:45 PM Sat., Jun. 17, 2017
Location: Mechanicsburg Church of the Brethren


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Charles “Charlie” Ray Dull

A Full Measure Man -

Charles “Charlie” Ray Dull, age 76, of Mechanicsburg, peacefully graduated from life to eternal life as he held hands with his beloved wife on Sunday, June 11, 2017.  Charlie was born on Sunday, December 8, 1940 in Windber, PA to the late Howard William Dull and Elsie Romaine (Knavel) Dull.

Charlie’s survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Emily “Janie” Jane (Emerick) Dull; his three children: Kim Snowden and her husband, Joe, of Mechanicsburg, Jen Hundertmark and her husband, Glenn, of Butler, Greg Dull and his wife, Terri, of Winter Garden, FL; his seven grandchildren: Nathan, Adam, Emma, Anna, Becca, Caleb, Gracie; his two bonus grandchildren: Jordan, and Aydan; his great-grandson, Everett; his brother, Dr. Edwin Dull and his wife, Maggie, of Somerset; and several nieces and nephews.

Charlie graduated from Shade Central City High School as part of the class of 1958.  He attended the main campus of The Pennsylvania State University for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees and in 1965 Charlie graduated with his Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics.   He retired as the director of member benefits from the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau in Camp Hill on March 12, 2004 after more than 28 years of service.  Shortly after retirement, Charlie returned to the Bureau to continue his service as a part-time sales consultant and also worked for Asgrow Seed Company as a regional manager for 14 years.  Charlie was a long-time and active member of the Mechanicsburg Church of the Brethren where he served in various leadership roles over the years.  His faith and church activity was a very important and rich part of Charlie’s life.

Charlie served as ombudsman for the Area Agency on Aging and a golf outing volunteer for the Mechanicsburg Museum Association.  Charlie lived to golf and he looked forward to the time he spent with his golf buddies.  He enjoyed the relaxation and competition of golfing so much that he spent every Monday and Thursday at either Range End Golf Club in Dillsburg or Mayapple Golf Course in Carlisle.  Most importantly, Charlie was extremely proud of his family and he found great joy in spending time with them.  All of his family, friends, and golf buddies will miss him dearly.

All are welcome to join Charlie’s family at his viewing on Friday, June 16, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 and on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. with his service starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Mechanicsburg Church of the Brethren, 301 Gale Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; with Pastor Del Keeney officiating.  Charlie’s family invites everyone to join them for a time of food and fellowship to be held at his church immediately following the service.  Honored to be pallbearers are Nathan Harris, Adam Harris, Emma Hundertmark, Anna Hundertmark, Becca Hundertmark, Caleb Dull, and Gracie Dull.  Cremation and interment will be private.

The family sends their most heartfelt thanks to everyone at Homeland Hospice who so lovingly cared for Charlie during his illness.  Contributions in celebration of Charlie’s life can be made to the Mechanicsburg Church of the Brethern, 301 Gale Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; or to Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 115, Harrisburg, PA 17110, www.HomelandCenter.org.

Charlie’s family has entrusted his care to Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Charlie’s full obituary, view his memorial video and portrait, and sign his official guest book at Buhrig.com.

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Curt Altland Family
   Posted Mon June 12, 2017
We are greatly sadden to hear of your loss. We want to offer our most deepest sympathy as your family are much in our thoughts during this time.

Janet Weaver
   Posted Mon June 12, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of sorrow. Also, for the family for the days to follow and in the days to come. May God be with you each step of the way.

Larry & Cathy Dentler
   Posted Mon June 12, 2017
We send our love & prayers. Charlie was greatly respected, a true gentleman, he will certainly be missed, but we have no doubt where he is today ... healthy & whole!

Mike Gallagher
   Posted Mon June 12, 2017
Prayers to the entire family from all of us. Charlie you will be missed.
The legacy you have left is felt by many and has shown so many what
it means to be a Godly Man. May we all live a life as full as yours. He
connected people and knew how to gets things moving to enrich the lives
of those around him and always put others before himself. His time on the
golf course was one of his favorite things and I'm thankful to have so many
memories of our days together. God Bless you Charlie. Till we meet again!
God Bless you!

Jim and Kay Suder
   Posted Tue June 13, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers to Charlie's family. My association with him goes back to the early fifties when we were both farm boys, showing steers with the local 4-H club. He was always a friend and a gentleman.

Ed Wintergrass
   Posted Tue June 13, 2017
I did not know Charlie very well but I can say that whenever I came across his path while walking my dog Charlie always took the opportunity to say good morning and or hello. I knew he was a golfer because on many occasions he was getting ready in his drive way to go on his outing.

The thing I will remember the most about Charlie was his willingness to help out his neighbors in need. When the 5200 block were going through their sprinkler system fiasco Charlie approached me and was more than willing to drive to Carlisle with me to approach a representative of the state who could possibly help us. He did not have to do this because it did not effect him but it showed the kind of person Charlie was. Willing to help in anyway he could. This kind gesture on his part will always be with me.

REST IN PEACE CHARLIE

Bill and Wendie
   Posted Tue June 13, 2017
Janie and family we wish that the many memories you've tucked away in your heart wrap you up in comfort and bring you a special peace. You are in our prayers and will be thinking of you as Charlie will always be your rainbow in days ahead. I will always remember his smile, hug and positive words he would pass on in church when we saw you and him together. You and Charlie will always be together. The sun will shine as you will not be forgotten.

Lisa Lewellen
   Posted Tue June 13, 2017
Rest In Peace, Charlie. Words cannot begin to express my deep sorrow I feel for the Dull Family. Charlie was a loving, happy go lucky man. His smile lit up the room. I will miss you Charlie. However, I know that I will see you again one day in Heaven. You will be forever in my heart. I will always treasure our last phone conversation; and the last hug I received from you. I was proud to call you my Friend.

Love Always,
Lisa Lewellen

Greg and Dottie Yost
   Posted Tue June 13, 2017
Charlie was a great partner in golf at Range End. We always had a good time. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Carol A. Tritt
   Posted Wed June 14, 2017
Janie, Kim, Jen, Greg & family,

My heartfelt sympathy in your loss. Len called & told me last night and Phyllis Lewellen just called.

Charlie was much admired by many, me included. He was a good example of what a Christian is, as
is all of your fine family.

May memories comfort you in the days ahead. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

Love, Carol T.

Janice Anderson Lupia
   Posted Thu June 15, 2017
Was sad to hear this, but will always have such great memories of Charlie. He was such a friendly and great person. He will be missed, but I know he will be in a good place. Prayers to all of you.

Dave & Dot Foret
   Posted Sat June 17, 2017
To Janie & Family,
We met Charlie on a golf course in Lake Mary Fl. We immediately became friends and that was about 15 years ago. Charlie was the type of guy that became friends with everyone he met. He and Janie welcomed us into their home and took us on a couple of tours around the area. We even were taken to the old homestead near Pittsburg. We enjoyed being together and will miss his trips to Florida. We know he is in a better place now and looking down on his family and friends with a smile on his face.

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