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Charles R. Ames, Jr.

d. August 8, 2023

Allen Township, PA

Charles R. Ames, Jr., 75, of Allen Township, formerly of Moore Township, unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday, August 08, 2023, at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Hecktown Oaks in Lower Nazareth Township.  He was the loving husband of Linda M. (Rasley) Ames.  Charlie and Linda celebrated 56 years of marriage on April 8th.  Born in Scranton, he was a son of the late Charles R. Sr. and Ella (Schafer) Ames.  Charlie retired from Muschlitz Excavating in Moorestown, where he was a heavy equipment operator for 55 years.  After retiring, he owned and operated a lawn care service.  An avid hunter and fisherman, Charlie was a member of the Bath Rod & Gun Club, and he also enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson Motorcycle and was a NASCAR fan.

Survivors: In addition to his loving wife, Linda, he is survived by his daughter, Susan Ames of Plainfield Township; three sons, Charles Ames of Bethlehem, Timothy Ames and wife, Jessie, and Jason Ames and partner, Jess Miller, both of Northampton;  five grandchildren, Taylor, Morgan, Isabella, Victoria, and Michael; a great-grandson, Brayden; two brothers, James Ames and wife, Donna, of Moore Township, and Michael Ames and wife, Vivian, of Alburtis; four sisters, Marlene Shafer and husband, Bill, of Bath, Debbie Moser and husband, Dennis, of Topton, and Arminda Ames of Quakertown, and Patricia Young of Bethlehem; along with many nieces and nephews.

Services: In keeping with Charlie’s wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, LLC, in the Village of Moorestown – Bath.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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