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Charles Etgen

Charles Dowly Etgen Jr.

Sunday, November 25th, 1928 - Saturday, January 18th, 2020
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Charles Dowly Etgen, Jr., passed away on Saturday January 18, 2020 at the Solana in Doylestown. Charles was 91 years of age.
Born in Staten Island, New York he was the son of the late Charles Dowly Etgen, Sr., and Elizabeth (Nee Hanley) Etgen.

Charles was the beloved husband of Franziska (Nee Boessinger) Etgen.

In addition to his wife, Charles is survived by his sons Charles D. Etgen, III (Vanessa) and
Christopher H. Etgen (Paula). Charles is also survived by his five grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Charles on Monday January 27, 2020 at 11:00am at St. Robert Bellarmine Church 857 Euclid Ave. Warrington. The family will receive friends at the Church from 10:00am until the time of Mass. Interment will follow in the Washington Crossing National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to The Alzheimer's Association
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday January 27, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Monday January 27, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    St. Robert Bellarmine Church
    856 Euclid Avenue
    WARRINGTON, PA 18976
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  • Service

    Monday January 27, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday January 27, 2020 11:00am
    St. Robert Bellarmine Church
    856 Euclid Avenue
    WARRINGTON, PA 18976
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  • Interment

    Washington Crossing National Cemetery
    830 Highland Road
    NEWTOWN, PA 18940
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Love always and God Bless, Aida & Chris & family

Posted at 11:20am
With loving memories of "Charles Etgen", you were a wonderful man, father, grandfather, neighbor and friend! We will miss you terribly Bud man!
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Love always and God Bless, Aida & Chris & family purchased flowers for the family of Charles Etgen.


Priscilla Peterson

Posted at 09:29pm
Thinking back on sharing holidays as a child with my cousins Bette and Bud and Aunt Elizabeth. Christmas Eve at our Etgen grandparents , Christmas day at Aunt Marie Baker’s and Thanksgiving at Uncle Bill Etgen’s. Those holiday memories are so special to me. It was a chance for the Etgen family to gather together to love and enjoy each other. The years and miles have separated us physically but the family bond remains with us. Praying for Fran and Bud. Love Priscilla

Sharon McGowan

Posted at 02:59pm
My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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Posted at 10:52am
Love you Dad. I am sorry you had such a difficult time the several years of your life and that your memory problems hid from you, many of your achievements and the wonderful man and father that you are. I know your memories are all intact now. I am so proud of you and honored to call you my Dad. You will always be remembered. Love, your son, Chris

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