Born April 10, 1917 in Blossburg, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Schultz) Boinske. Chas attended Blossburg School until age 14 when he went to work in his father’s coalmines. He then went to work at Blossburg’s Ward Foundry in 1934 before being inducted into the U.S. Army in 1945. On July 13, 1945, he married the former Crescence “Cret” Wallis at Camp Ellis, Illinois. They shared 63 wonderful years together before her passing on Nov. 30, 2008. Upon returning from the Army, Chas continued his work at the foundry as a molder and later as general foreman until retiring in 1982. He also worked as a night Policeman for the borough in the 1950’s, was a member of the town’s first zoning board and helped finalize Blossburg’s first TV cable service.
In early years, Chas was very active in all sports and known for his baseball pitching. He was a Boy Scout and enjoyed helping with tree planting for forest restoration and many other civic activities.
Surviving are son, Phillip Boinske (Frances Webster) of Blossburg, three grandchildren; Teri (Michael) Bailey of Acton, ME, Phillip Jr. of Fairfax, VA and Damon (Lindy) Boinske of Westfield, ME, five great-grandchildren, three sisters; Martha Aston, Rose (Leonard) Mahoski and Janice Lindquest all of Blossburg, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his wife Crescence, siblings; Katherine Boinske, Marion Stanton, Margurite Lundquist, Dorothy Raker, Barbara Kroll, John and Kenneth Boinske
Calling hours are 6 – 8 p.m. Friday at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg, A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Czestochowa Catholic Church in Blossburg. Interment will follow in St. Andrew’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial in Mr. Boinske’s name to Holy Child Parish, 237 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA 16933.
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