Charles Henry McClary

November 21, 1930March 4, 2019

Charles Henry McClary 88, of West Reading passed away Monday March 4, 2019 in Tower Health Reading Hospital surrounded by his loving family at his side.

He is survived by his wife Barbara J (Bell) McClary who shared 44 years of marriage. Charles was born in Reading on November 21, 1930 a son of the late Sylvester and Caroline (Thomas) McClary.

He served in the Army during the Korean War as a Corporal and was employed by Met-Ed as a printer for over 20 years retiring there. Charles was the founding member of the Fisherman's Club, Vice President of The Youth of Yesterday, and a Life member of George Washington Carver American Legion Post #962.

In addition to his wife, he leaves to cherish in his memory, his children; Jack and his wife Deborah Marshall of Reading, Darrell Marshall of Reading, Stephanie Marshall and her significant other, Scott Walton of Reading, Tracy McClary of Reading and his significant other, Michelle, Terri McClary of Reading, 12 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson, and a host of Family and Friends.

Charles was predeceased by his 2 sons; Charles Marshall and Donald Marshall and his siblings; Mary and Sylvester, Jr.

Home Going Services will be Monday March 11, 2019 at 11am in Theo C Auman Funeral Home, 247 Penn St., Reading. Burial to follow in Berks County Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be Monday 9-11am in the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at


  • Barbara J (Bell) McClary, Wife
  • Jack Marshall, Son
  • Darrell Marshall, Son
  • Stephanie Marshall, Daughter
  • Tracy McClary, Son
  • Terri McClary, Daughter
  • Mary Stapleton, Sister
  • Sylvester McClary Jr, Brother
  • Charles Marshall, Son
  • Donald Marshall, Son
  • Also 12 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson, and a host of family and friends.

  • Jack Marshall
  • Dave Edwards
  • Jamie Marshall
  • Brandon Livingston
  • Donyell Marshall
  • Darrell Marshall


  • Visitation Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Home Going Services Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Burial Monday, March 11, 2019

Charles Henry McClary

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Chiletta Walls

March 8, 2019

Love and sweet rest to you, Grandpop. Your life touched so many. May your legacy live on in all of us. Love, Chiletta

Michael Rhodes

March 8, 2019

RIP brother from Mike Rhodes & Family

Scotty Sanders-Desphy

March 8, 2019

My condolences to the family. May the Almighty cover you all with strength needed during these times.

Eric Veal

March 8, 2019

He was a great man I had the pleasure of knowing along time, I will always treasure our fisherman games and trips! May he rest in eternal peace,my brother!

Aisha Marbury

March 7, 2019

My heart goes out to the family I love you all Charles was a great man his legacy will live on for ever RIP Charles you will be missed by your family and friends

Rosemary Robinson

March 7, 2019

Mr. Charles was an outstanding person always a kind word to everyone, he will be missed by all God bless the family and my condolences to you and your family amen

Allie Harvey

March 7, 2019

I remember him from all of the Bus Trips. He was always so nice to everyone. Rest in Heavenly Peace. He is going to be missed by a whole lot of people.

Tara Wilson

March 7, 2019

Rest Easy Uncle Charles. You will be miss dearly 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

Kelvin Greer

March 7, 2019

I recall fond memories of overnight fishing trips, with Mr McClary, my father and I. Mr. McClary is a family member and was a pillar of the Reading social community. He will be missed. Rest in peace

Louise Kenney

March 7, 2019

Great trips with the Fishermen's Club He always gave Jimmy and I good seats at the concerts and was always so kind.