Charles Tether

Obituary of Charles E. Tether

Charles E. Tether, lovingly known as "Sonny", died Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Orange City, FL at the age of 97. Mr. Tether was born April 15, 1923, in Pittsburgh, PA, and was the son of the late Sylvan and Marguerite Tether. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years Ivaloe V. (Skip) Tether; one sister: Betty Golden; one brother: Russell Tether; and one son: David E. Tether. He is survived by one son: Charles Tether Il; two daughters: Kathy Jo Plank and Deborra Rickert; seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren, who called him "Poppy." His school years were all spent in his hometown of Hawley, PA. He enlisted in the Navy in April of 1943. He and his late wife, Ivaloe "Skip" Tether loved to travel together while he was enlisted in the US Navy. Mr. Tether made the US Navy his career, working up to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer, CWO4. He received several honorable achievements. When he retired from the Navy in 1970 he had already moved his family back to his hometown and into the former residence of his parents on Church Street in Hawley, PA. Eventually he, his wife and his son Chip made their home in Orange City, FL. Throughout his life he enjoyed hunting, fishing and sports. He loved the game of golf and, although he was no longer going to courses, was still willing to watch your swing and give pointers. He did however still make it to the pool table where he could still make use of his skills. He was a compassionate and patient husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be remembered for his generous, kind, and loving personality. He left this world leaving no doubt that he loved his family, his country and his faith in God.
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