Welcome to the memorial page for

Charles W. Fife

April 29, 1943 ~ December 28, 2017 (age 74)

Charles W. Fife, 74, of Houston, died Thursday, December 28, 2017 in McMurray Hills Manor, McMurray.

He was born April 29, 1943 in Canonsburg, a son of Raymond and Elizabeth Atkinson Fife.

Mr. Fife was a 1961 graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School.  He attended Mt. Union College in Alliance, OH and graduated from Point Park College, Pittsburgh in 1964.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served with the US Navy from 1965 to 1967.

Mr. Fife was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Canonsburg.

Chuck was a former member of the Canonsburg-Houston Rotary where he had served as President and the Washington Rotary.   He was a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International.

Mr. Fife was a member of Chartiers Lodge #297 F & AM, Canonsburg, Scottish Rite, and Syria Shrine in Pittsburgh.  

He had volunteered at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum for many years and served as President for one year.

He served on the Board of Directors for Global Van Lines, belonged to the Pennsylvania Movers Association and other organizations within the moving industry.

Chuck had served on the Houston Borough Council for 30 years.

Mr. Fife owned and operated Fife Moving and Storage in Meadow Lands for more than 35 years.

On November 6, 1966, he married Virginia McCall who survives.

Also surviving are a son, Paul Fife (Anissa) of Washington; two grandsons, Austin and Dylan Fife; a sister Katherine Orr of Columbiana, OH; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Tuesday in the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, Owner/Supervisor, 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA 15342.  Additional visitation will be held from 10 to 11:00a.m. the time of service, Wednesday, January 3, 2018 of in the First United Methodist Church, 161 W. Pike St., Canonsburg, PA where services will begin at 11:00a.m., with Rev. Debra Rogosky officiating.  Private interment will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township.  Full military rites will be accorded by the Honor Guard of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #191, Canonsburg. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, 1 Museum Rd., Washington, PA 15301 or the First United Methodist Church in Canonsburg.

 Service Information

January 2, 2018

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd.
27 Cherry Ave.
Houston, PA 15342

January 2, 2018

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd.
27 Cherry Ave.
Houston, PA 15342

Funeral Service
January 3, 2018

11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
161 W Pike Street
Canonsburg, PA 15317

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