Karl J. “Charlie” Haltiner Sr., 83, formerly of Erie, Pa., died on Sept. 16, 2013, at Clifton Springs Hospital.

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.