Charles Russell Garrett, age 83 of Greenville, passed away Thursday morning, September 27, 2018.

He was born in West Middlesex on August 5, 1935 to Russell L. and Aldene M. (Hawk) Garrett. He married the former Shirley Mae Bartholomew on June 14, 1957 at Unity Presbyterian Church of Greenfield, she survives at home. Chuck was a 1953 graduate of West Middlesex High School and a 1957 graduate of Westminster College where he participated in basketball, cross country, and golf.

He earned a master's degree from Westminster in guidance in 1966. He began his teaching career at Fredonia-Delaware High School in the fall of 1957. Chuck taught American History and driver's education and was the baseball coach and the assistant basketball coach for three years. When the Reynolds Junior/Senior High School opened in the fall of 1960 which included the borough of Fredonia and Delaware Townships, Chuck was on the faculty of the new high school from 1960-1973 teaching Pennsylvania History and was the junior high guidence counselor, he had also coached basketball intermittently during those years.

In the fall of 1973 he joined the Jamestown faculty as the Jr.- Sr. High guidence counselor. He coached baseball and boys and girls basketball at various times during his twenty-three years there, retiring in 1996. Chuck was inducted into the Mercer County Hall of Fame in 1990 and the West Middlesex Hall of Fame in 2007. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Greenville where he served as an Elder and was an Adult Sunday School teacher for many years as well as being active with the flower and visitation committees.

During his retirement he enjoyed attending athletic events, band and choral concerts, and musical theater in which his grandchildren particitaped as well as golfing and spending the winter month in Florida.

He is survived by four children; Cindy Lee Blaschak and her husband Matthew of Greenville, Cheri Lynn Difford and her husband Brian of Englewood, Florida, Chris Russell Garrett and his wife Pamela of Aurora, Ohio and Charlene Ann Campbell and her husband Scott of Cedarville, Ohio; nine grandchildren; Allyson Blaschak, Tyler Blaschak, Garrett Blaschak, Scott Difford, Taylor Garrett, Robert Garrett, Keely Campbell, Kelsey Campbell and Kyra Campbell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, Cassandra Lee Blashchak and a brother, Louis Garrett.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or The Mercer County Hall of Fame, PO BOX 674, Sharon, PA 16146.



  1. Darlene Cook Darlene Cook
    September 28, 2018    

    Dear char and family I am so sorry to hear of your dads passing prayers and love to you and your family ❤️. Darlene and Harley Cook

  2. Rick and Mickey Smith Rick and Mickey Smith
    September 28, 2018    

    Our condolences to the family he was a great teacher at Reynolds High

  3. Bunky Miller Bunky Miller
    September 28, 2018    

    Was a great influence on many of us at Jamestown High. Coach, advisor, and friend. Bless you all .

  4. John Holman John Holman
    September 28, 2018    

    So sorry for your loss. Such a great guy – he was a big influence on me in my high school years and then best coach I ever had.

  5. Kirk Smith Kirk Smith
    September 28, 2018    

    I am so sorry for your loss. Chuck was a lasting influence on my life. I am sorry I will be out of town and will not get a chance to say goodbye in person. Please know my prayers are with all of you and Chuck.

  6. Connie Sorg Connie Sorg
    September 28, 2018    

    Sorry for your loss, he was an influence on my family for several generations. Some he taught in Reynolds, others he taught in Jamestown. What a pleasure his positive attitude was as a teacher coach and mentor.

  7. Sharyn Cadman Goblinger Sharyn Cadman Goblinger
    September 28, 2018    

    So sorry to hear of your dads passing. What a great man, teacher, and coach. . He touched a lot of lives.

  8. Melissa Pitts Melissa Pitts
    September 28, 2018    

    So sorry for your families loss, he was such a wonderful man. He made a huge impact on so many lives. He was a very big part of my school life and I went to see him many times when I had problems, he was a true gem. My family was influence for generations.

  9. Bonnie & Clyde Anderson Bonnie & Clyde Anderson
    September 28, 2018    

    A Friend, Gentleman, Teacher, Coach . A man Who will be Missed by Many, But Certainly Remembered for His Personality, Kindness, and Guidance. To Shirley and Family Our Condolences to All .

  10. Debbie Bair Reagle Debbie Bair Reagle
    September 28, 2018    

    What a wonderful man! He was always so kind and had a smile for all. So very sorry for your loss.

  11. Ralph & Kathy Saylor Ralph & Kathy Saylor
    September 28, 2018    

    So sorry for your loss Coach was a great guy !

  12. Phillip and Natalie Walker Phillip and Natalie Walker
    September 28, 2018    

    Our heartfelt deepest sympathies for each and every one of you. May God grant all of you peace during this sorrowful time. When we remember Mr. Charles Garrett, we think of his humility, compassion, kindness, and especially his joking manner. His sense of humour will be greatly cherished. Sending our love and prayers.

  13. Brenda Cowher Stevenson Brenda Cowher Stevenson
    September 28, 2018    

    My sincere condolences for the loss of Mr. Garrett. He was definitely a huge part of my life at JHS. What wonderful man!

  14. Kim Hyde Kim Hyde
    September 28, 2018    

    So very sorry for your loss,he always had a smile & a kind word to say,wonderful teacher

  15. Amy Lugg Thompson Amy Lugg Thompson
    September 29, 2018    

    Mr. Garrett was a teacher and coach who was highly respected and admired at Reynolds High School. His amazing smile, positive attitude and genuine concern for the students he taught will be remembered by those of us who were privileged to be in his classroom. Sending my sincere sympathies.

  16. Cindy Klumph Cindy Klumph
    September 29, 2018    

    My deepest sympathy … I always admired Chuck and greatly enjoyed working with him at Jamestown High School for 20 years. He lived life to its fullest. I cherish the memories of the our times at JHS. May your numerous family memories bring you comfort.

  17. Mary Ellen Canon Mary Ellen Canon
    September 29, 2018    

    Dear Shir & family,
    My deepest condolences on your loss of a wonderful man. Chuck and my husband (now deceased) Albert Canon were the bet of friends in high school, college and life. I know he will be missed; as I still miss Al even after 8 years. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Mary Ellen Canon

  18. Shirley Bowers Donak Shirley Bowers Donak
    September 30, 2018    

    My deepest sympathy to the entire family.What a great man he was.When he spoke everyone listened.He was a wonderful mentor when I entered the position of high school guidance counselor at WMHS.I could always call him and ask for his guidance.He was so wise and a leader of our Mercer County Guidance Association.I feel so honored to have known him.God rest his soul.

  19. Sam Alexander Sam Alexander
    September 30, 2018    

    To the Garrett family. I am so sorry for your loss and am deeply saddened to hear of Chuck’s passing. No words can take away the pain and sorrow of your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that you will find comfort in knowing that you have the support of your friends and family. May God lift you up and give you the strength you need during this very difficult time. Chuck was a true friend and a wonderful man to everyone. We will surely miss him.

    October 1, 2018    

    I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was indeed a fine teacher, coach and role model.

  21. Pat Mastrian Pat Mastrian
    October 1, 2018    

    My sympathy to the entire Garrett family. Chuck’s guidance helped mold me as a teacher, coach and person. Our many talks in school, in the gym and on the golf course are still ingrained in my mind. He will be sadly missed but his memories will remain. Rest in peace Chuck.

  22. Joan duffy Joan duffy
    October 1, 2018    

    Joan, Maureen, and Sean Duffy send their deepest sympathy, love and prayers to all of you. Our family is one of many that were impacted by his guidance and friendship. He was truly one of God’s angels on earth to young people. Bless all of you with his love and memories.

  23. John and Loralyn Clark John and Loralyn Clark
    October 1, 2018    

    He will be greatly missed. He was though a lot off.

  24. Dick Davis Dick Davis
    October 2, 2018    

    Remember Chuck’s humor, teaching and coaching dedication, and few talks of West Middlesex days. Sympathy to the Garrett family–Chuck was special in many ways.

  25. Laura (Tucker) Demmler JHS class of 1982 Laura (Tucker) Demmler JHS class of 1982
    October 8, 2018    

    Such a fabulous man, teacher, counselor, coach, mentor and friend. He was a big part of my life for several years. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to know him. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of loss.

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