Charles Andrew Sundheimer

Published 10:24 pm Monday, January 9, 2017

Charles Andrew Sundheimer, 89, of Mocksville, died on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at the WG Bill Hefner VA Medical Center Hospice Facility in Salisbury.

Mr. Sundheimer was born in Sugarcreek, Ohio, on March 12, 1927, as the son William and Elsie Everhart Sundheimer. After graduation from Sugarcreek Shanesville High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in the midst of World War II. His service included the Asiatic Pacific and the Philippine Liberation Campaigns. He was a recipient of the World War II Victory Medal. His patriotism was further exemplified by his reenlistment and service during the Korean War Era where he received the National Defense Service Medal. His civilian career concluded with retirement from R.R. Donnelley Printing Co. as a security guard. He attended Blaise Baptist Church.

Survivors: his wife of 63 years, June Root Sundheimer of the home; a daughter, Kathy Erb and husband Robert of Mocksville; a brother, Merle Sundheimer (Sue) of Cleveland, Ohio; 3 grandchildren, Sara Allen, Timothy Erb and Rebekah Erb; and 3 great-grandchildren, Abygail Erb, Thomas Erb and William Jackson Allen.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: a son, James Alan Sundheimer; a daughter, Lois Jean Sundheimer; 2 brothers, John and Robert Sundheimer; and a sister, Lucille Sundheimer.

The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 at Davie Funeral Chapel. A service of remembrance will follow at 3 with Mike Drayton officiating. Inurnment will follow on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at Salisbury National Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the US Navy Honors Team and the VFW Memorial Honor Guard.   

Memorials: Bill Hefner Hospice Care Center, 1601 Brenner Avenue, Salisbury, 28144.