Charles E. Hinnershitz, Jr. Obituary 2024

In Memoriam: Charles E. Hinnershitz Jr.

Obituary: Charles E. Hinnershitz Jr.

Charles E. Hinnershitz Jr., 90, of Mt. Penn, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2024, at Reading Hospital Tower Health.

He was the devoted husband of Joyce L. (Kohl) Hinnershitz, with whom he shared 68 years of love and companionship.

Born in Stonetown, Charles was the son of the late Charles E. Hinnershitz Sr. and Katharine (Behm).

Charles was a proud graduate of Mt. Penn High School, class of 1952.

Throughout his life, Charles displayed a deep commitment to his community and his country. He was an active member of Schwarzwald UCC, where he served on the consistory for several years. Charles also proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, where he was trained as a combat medic.

Charles’s work ethic was second to none. He dedicated 38 years of service to the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier. After his retirement, he continued to work at Staples in Exeter for an additional 13 years.

He is survived by his loving daughter, Lori A. Lilley, wife of Christopher, and several cherished nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In his younger years, Charles enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting with his father-in-law and fishing with his brothers-in-law. He also cherished spending time with his wife and daughter, who were the center of his world.

Charles will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation and Funeral Service

Visitation with family and friends will be held on Thursday, May 23rd, from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Lutz Funeral Home, located at 2100 Perkiomen Ave, Reading PA 19606. A funeral service will follow at 10:30 am.


Charles will be laid to rest at Forest Hills Memorial Park.

In Lieu of Flowers

The family kindly requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation at 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306.

Lutz Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Hinnershitz family.