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Charles E. Barton


Charles E. Barton, 81, of Royalton, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at his home.

He was born June 20, 1937 in Florin, Pa. and was the loving son of the late Vera (Heigel) Barton.

Charles was a proud veteran of the United States Navy. Charles belonged to the American Legion Post 232 in Dry Run, Conewago Rod and Gun Club in Elizabethtown and Middletown Anglers and Hunters.

He enjoyed many things such as hunting, most enjoyably on Beaston's Farm, going to his camp in the mountains and golfing, which usually ended up being a daylong hunt and dig for golf balls throughout the whole course holding up other groups behind them.

In addition to his mother Charles was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Nancy R. (Boyer) Barton.

Charles is survived by his sons, Timothy Barton (Peggy) of Chambersburg, Michael Barton (Alma) of Elizabethtown, Brian Barton (Barb) of Lemoyne, Randall Lehman of Annville, and Matthew “Rusty” Barton of Elizabethtown; daughter, Dawn Bond (David) of Bernsville; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-greatgrandchild; and sister, Bette Robinson.

A tribute to Charles’s life will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 260 E. Main St., Middletown, Pa., with the Rev. Doug Hill officiating. There will be a viewing on Monday, March 25, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. as well as on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Charles’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.