Charles J Presner Jr.

August 13, 1949August 30, 2012

Charles J. Presner, Jr. died on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at his residence. He was 63 years of age. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Charles J. Presner and Clara Wszolek Presner. Charles had lived in Southampton for the past 20 years, and he was a formerly a longtime resident of Feasterville.

Mr. Presner was an employee of McCaffrey’s Markets for over 20 years. Charles was a Civil War buff and a model train enthusiast. He also enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking, and travel.

Charles was the beloved husband of Shawn D. Elias Presner. He was the devoted father of Edward Presner of Philadelphia, Michael Presner of Philadelphia, Brian Bassler of Hatboro, Amy Alderson (Skip) of Abington, Robin Bassler of Philadelphia, and Andrew Presner of Philadelphia. He was the loving Pop-Pop of Elijah Presner, and Spencer, Cooper, and Emery Alderson. He was the brother of Mary Ann Conway (Joseph) of Orwigsburg, PA, Thomas Presner (Mary Kay) of Levittown, James Presner (Teresa) of Pennsauken, NJ, Christina Higgins of Bensalem, Elizabeth Conlin (Ed) of Henderson, NV, and the late Robert Presner (who is survived by his wife Janis Garton). He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call Tuesday, September 11 from 6 to 7 PM at the Wm. Rowen Grant Funeral Home, Street Road & 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, PA 18966. His memorial service will follow at 7 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gettysburg Foundation, P.O. Box 4629, Gettysburg, PA 17325 ( or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105 (


  • Visitation Tuesday, September 11, 2012
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Charles J Presner Jr.

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Lynn John

December 2, 2012

So sorry finding out about your loss. My wife and I extend our condolences to you and your family

bruce hampton

September 12, 2012

Tom, I'm sorry to hear about your loss, please accept my condolences to you and your extended family. God Bless

Michael Presner

September 11, 2012

I love my dad so much and I will miss him always. I know my dad is in heaven but my heart is still broken and I don't know if that will ever heal. My dad was the smartest, kindest and most loving father anyone could ever ask for. I MISS AND ALWAYS LOVE MY DAD.

Colleen Dunn

September 11, 2012

My heart goes out to everyone who is missing Chalie during the tough time. I wish I was able to spend more time with him but the time I did get to spend is full of many happy memories.He was a great dad and I am sure he is smiling down on everyone. I will miss him alot.

September 11, 2012

Chalie was a devoted Granpop to Elijah. Among everything else, I heard he was a great chef!

Ed Tobin Bensalem, PA

Carol Presner

September 11, 2012

I knew Chalie for many years. He was a good and kind man. He wanted the best for his boys Edward, Michael, Andrew and Elijah. He will be dearly missed from all of us.

September 10, 2012

Shawn, my heart goes out to you and your family. I know the pain and loss of one you love. There will never be a sunrise or sunset the same as before. But I will tell you, time is a friend...the pain eases, the memories become stronger and more dear. There are some mornings when he will not be the very first thing you think of. There will never be a day when you don't think of him however. But, hold tight to those memories, even the simplest of them, and treasure them forever. Know that your family loves you, and although it is not the same as yours, they feel your pain. God bless you and send you peace in your time of sorrow. Wendy Wickkiser Wassel

randi alderson

September 7, 2012

Charlie was such an amazing man...and there is no one who we were more honored to share our grandchildren with...As a pop pop...there were no limits to his energy and devotion to elijah, spencer, cooper and emery...The memories he created for the children will be remembered always. He will be surely missed and always in our hearts....

Mary Ann (Presner) Conway

September 6, 2012

I've been fortunate to have the best brothers... I will miss Chal's humor, good sense, politics, etc. etc. etc.

Janis Presner-Garton

September 5, 2012

I don't know where to begin....I have known Charlie for 44 years. He was like a big brother to me. Bob and Charlie were always very close, and Charlie was a big part of my life through the dating years, and early married life. I will miss his wonderful sense of humor, his untimely wit, and most of all the warm, kind, sensitive man that he was. RIP big brother....have a few beers in heaven with Bob. I will love you always....