Charles Baker Allewelt, 93, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Cranford Park Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Cranford, NJ where he resided. Charles was born to the late Charles Bookman Allewelt and Margaret Appenzellar Allewelt, on May 25, 1926 in Hanover, PA.
Charles, known affectionately to family and friends as "Bud" or "Charley," graduated from Eichelberger Senior High School in Hanover, PA in 1944. He served as Seaman First Class in the United States Navy from September 1944 to his Honorable Discharge in June 1946. He then attended The Pennsylvania State College, graduating with a BA in Commerce and Finance in 1950.
Bud spent his career in operational and administrative support services, first in banking in his hometown of Hanover, PA, and later for McMahon, Martin, & Merritt, a law firm in New York City, where he worked until his retirement.
A lifelong bachelor, Bud enjoyed spending time with family during holiday celebrations and summer vacations.
Bud resided in Summit, NJ while working in NYC, and remained there after retirement. During retirement he enjoyed a daily routine of walking to the Summit Public Library where he continued a lifelong habit of reading The New York Times and Wall Street Journal. He followed the stock market closely, having never lost his interest in commerce and finance. He was also keenly interested in politics and sports. Bud was active in the Summit Elks Lodge 1246, and enjoyed sharing a few beers with his close friends at their favorite hangout in Summit.
Charles was predeceased by his three siblings Barbara Ann Allewelt, Helen A. Young, and Robert William Allewelt. He is survived by nephews Stuart Young of Donnelly, ID, Nathan Young of Beaver, PA, James Allewelt of Fredericksburg, VA, Charles Allewelt of Norfolk, VA, and niece Susan Allewelt of Gaithersburg, MD.
Charles will be memorialized in the family plot at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Hanover, PA. No public services will be held due to current public health concerns. Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of the Summit Free Public Library, 75 Maple St, Summit, NJ 07901, (908) 273-0350.
Arrangements by Gray Memorial Funeral Home, Cranford, NJ