Karl J. "Charlie" Haltiner Sr., 83, formerly of Erie, Pa., died on Sept. 16, 2013, at Clifton Springs Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 21 at the Bailey Funeral Home, Lawrence Park, Pa. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery in Penn Yan, New York. Memorials, in his name, can be made to a charity of one's choice.
Karl was born on September 7, 1930, in Manhattan, New York, the son of the late Karl C. and Emma Kunzler Haltiner. He was a citizen of both Switzerland and the U.S. He graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1949 and from State Tech in Binghamton. He was a member of the Pennsylvanian American Legion having served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Karl was a mechanical engineer at the G.E. Locomotive Plant in Erie for nineteen years. He had been a leader in the Boys Scouts of America in both Binghamton and Erie and a member of the Lawrence Park United Methodist Church. Karl was member of the Interstate Pistol Association in Binghamton and the Gem City Gun Club where he was a marksman on the Gem City Pistol Team. He was also an avid skier and hunter.
Karl is survived by his wife of 51 years, Herta; four sons, Karl J. (Mary) Jr. of Fairport, Eric of Marion, NC, Kris P. (Lisa) of Westfield and Kirk (Rebecca) of Fairville; five grandchildren, Jacob, Elizabeth, Katelyn, Broden and Reed; and a sister, Eleanor (George) Lord of Fairport. He was predeceased by two sons, Peter Emil and Kurt Peter
Remembrances can be made to murphyandsonsfuneralhome.com.