Charles Browning, 63, of Olyphant, died peacefully at home on Thursday after a short illness. He is survived by his loving wife and caretaker, Michelle Ann Browning. They were married on June 15, 2013 and this summer celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary.
Born in Sacramento California, he was the son of the late Robert and Kathryn Zell Boyer Browning. After acquiring his GED in 1978, he enlisted in the US Air Force, where he served his country for four years. After moving to the area, he resided in Olyphant most of his life and was employed by Specialty Records for over 20 years.
Charlie was an avid lifelong fan of the San Francisco 49ers and had many jerseys, keepsakes and a brick from the new 49ers stadium. He would never miss a game. He loved spending time at the beach with his wife and friends in Ocean City, Maryland, Virginia Beach and Atlantic City. Charlie also enjoyed kayaking, fishing, camping and metal detecting. He frequently kayaked on the Lackawanna, Susquehanna and Delaware Rivers and loved to use his hammock tent whenever he could. Along with having a love for the outdoors, he was an animal lover and will be missed by his sweet cat, Cali.
Also surviving are his children: Jason Browning, Aline Browning, wife Dawn, Justin Browning and Lindsey Ross; his stepchildren: David Smith, James Smith III, William Smith, wife Kelsey and Joseph Smith, wife Samantha; his sister Nancy Bischoff, husband Kurt of Poulsbo, Washington; his brother Robert Browning, wife Linal of Carmichael, California; several grandchildren and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his brother Todd Browning; his son Daniel Browning and a grandson Xander Browning.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Allied Service In-Home Hospice Care, especially Dan Reilly, for his excellent care of Charlie, which allowed him to remain at home with family.
A celebration of Charlie’s life will be held on Saturday, December 9th at 4PM at the Hudak-O’Shea Funeral Home, 115 Garfield Avenue, Olyphant. Friends may call from 3 to 4PM for visitation prior to the celebration of life at the funeral home.
The family has requested that donations be made in memory of Charlie to: NSPI (Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative), 148 S. Keyser Avenue, Taylor, PA, 19517 or a suicide prevention charity of your choice.
For online condolences or directions, please visit www.hudak-osheafuneralhome.com.