Charles Hixson

Obituary of Charles Hixson

Charles Dennis Hixson, age 72 of Ruffs Dale, PA, died Saturday (2/3/18) at UPMC-Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Hixson was born October 19, 1945 in Mount Pleasant, PA, the son of the late Ray and Kathryn Mentzer Hixson. He was a 1963 graduate of the former East Huntingdon High School, and attended California University of PA. Chuck had been employed for more than 35 years by the Laurel Group Newspapers. He had served as the Past President for the Mt. Pleasant Retail Trade Association, the Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce and the Scottdale Chamber of Commerce. He was a past member of the former Mt. Pleasant Kiwanis Club and the BPOE #868 as well as a Charter Member of the Mt. Pleasant Borough Lions Club, and the Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club. Chuck was an active member of the American Cancer Society Westmoreland County and PA Board of Directors and was the American Cancer Society Volunteer of the year in 1994. He is survived by his loving family: his daughter, Denise M. DeSabato and Scott Jesko of Mount Pleasant, his son, Christopher E. Hixson of Connellsville, his five grandsons; E.J. and Eric DeSabato and Christopher, Benjamin and Timothy Hixson and by his great grandson, Eli Hixson. He is also survived by his brothers, William Hixson and Wendy of Cranberry and Gary Hixson and Susan of Ruffs Dale,, and his Aunt Eleanor Charles of Tarrs.  In addition to his parents, Chuck was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Hixson. Family and friends will be received Saturday from 2 until 3 PM at the Galone-Caruso Funeral Home, 204 Eagle Street, Mount Pleasant. A Memorial service for Chuck will immediately follow at 3:00 PM . In lieu of flowers, the family suggest Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of one's choice, in Memory of Chuck Hixson. To offer an online condolence, please visit our web site at: www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com