Charles R. PallangDecember 31, 1941 ~ September 20, 2017 (age 75)
Westbrook-Charles (Charlie) R Pallang died peacefully at home surrounded by his family after a series of strokes, on September 20, 2017
He was born December 31, 1941 in Bridgeport, CT to Alexander and Florence (Swazey) Pallang. He moved to Maine as a small child attending Portland area schools and graduated from Portland High School in 1960.
On August 4, 1962he married Geraldine (Gerrie) Beckwith. They were blessed with their son, Robert and grandson, Erik. He was a Machinist/Valve Rebuilder for Mequire Jones and Knowlton Machine/ Maine Valve.
He travelled all over New England with his work and loved it. Charlie was a Boy Scout leader, a member of the Kiwanis and Italian Heritage Clubs. He was a member of Westbrook Warren Congregational Church, where he enjoyed working on the Bean Suppers and going to Friend’s Club and Community Meals.
He loved Mustangs and belonged to the Mustang ‘Then and Now’ Club with his red 1966 Mustang. He enjoyed coin collecting and loved travelling to Mexico, Florida and CT. In his younger Years, Charlie was an avid fisherman and hunter.
He predeceased by his Parents, Brother Al and wife Margaret, Mother-in-law Frances and husband Richard Moore. He leaves behind his wife of 55 years Gerrie, his son, Robert and grandson, Erik. They were the center of his life. He also leaves his siblings, Rodney Pallang, Algetha and husband James McDonald, Marydonna Uska and partner John Wadwell, brother-in-law Donald Beckwith and wife Gail Williams, brother-in-law Scott and wife Marta (Prorok) Beckwith, Sister-in-law Candice (Moore) and husband Norbert Wilson, and Brother-in-law Michael Moore. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews, whom he deeply loved.
The family would like to thank Maine Medical Center, New England Rehabilitation, Kindred At Home and Hospice of Southern Maine for their care of Charlie.
Visiting hours will be on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 4-7pm at A. T. Hutchens Funeral Home 660 Brighton Ave. and A Celebration of Life will be held at Westbrook Warren Congregational Church UCC on September 30, 2017 at 11am, with reception following at the church.
If desired donations, may be made to Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 US. Route 1, Scarborough, Maine.