Charles Park EberlyCharles Park Eberly died Friday, December 28, 2007 in McAllen, Texas.  Charles was born July 15, 1920 to Nestor and Edwinna Eberly in Three Springs, Pennsylvania.  He and his surviving wife, Geraldine Wagner, raised two surviving children, Bonny Eberly (Binghamton, NY) and Tommy Eberly (Mission, TX).  He is also survived by his sister, Phyllis Kelly (Three Springs, PA), and his brother, Robert Eberly (Dover, DE).

Charles graduated from Saltillo high school, and attended the University of California in Los Angeles.  He was first in line in Los Angeles to volunteer after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  He served in the Army Air Corp in WWII, completing more than 30 combat missions over Europe.  Charles retired from Owens-Corning Fiberglas in Huntingdon, PA.  He held numerous patents there for glass fiber manufacturing processes.  Charles was an accomplished artist, his specialty being pastels.  One of his pastels was recognized by a second place award in a state-wide Pennsylvania senior citizen art competition in Harrisburg, PA.  A painting completed during his return to the US from WWII service is exhibited in the 303rd Bomb Group Memorial in Molesworth, England.  His remaining artwork hangs in the homes of family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Three Springs Historical Society in his name.  Cremation was chosen and there will be no visitation. A Remembrance Celebration will be held at 6:00pm on July 18 at the former Methodist Church in Saltillo. Online condolences for the family may be written here.

Charles P Eberly at Molesworth

Photo: Charles P Eberly at dedication of 303rd Bomb Group Memorial, May 2000, in Molesworth, England.