Charles I. Wurster, Jr., 93

Charles “Ishkabibble” I. Wurster, Jr., 93, of Perkiomenville, husband of Sandra (Kuchta) Wurster, passed away Thursday September 14, 2023 at the Phoenixville Hospital.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Charles I. Sr. and Elizabeth Catherine (Brown Locke) Wurster.

Charles served in the US Air Force where he was a member of the Air Force band. He sang for the Metropolitan Opera and the Philadelphia Opera Company. Charles played the trumpet with the Olney Symphony Orchestra, Ringold Band, Vama Military Band, and the Red Hill Band. He was a talented musician who played many instruments. Charles also taught music and enjoyed photography as a hobby.

Surviving along with his wife are his children Laurie Flynn wife of Raymond “Greg”, Charles Wurster III, Paul Wurster husband of Susan Wan, and Lisa van Heerden; step-son John Hawranick, Jr.; step-daughter Tamara Rosso; 18 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and his brother Walter Wurster.

Along with his parents, Charles was predeceased by his sister June Dressnandt and step-daughter Taissa Drobish.

A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday September 20, 2023 at 10:00 AM at Holy Trinity Orthodox, 1236 Juniper St., Pottstown, PA 19464. Burial will follow at Holy Ascension Cemetery, Frackville. Visitation will be held Tuesday Sept. 19 from 6:00-7:00 PM at the church and on Wednesday Sept. 20 from 9:00-9:45 AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charles’ memory to Holy Trinity Orthodox, 1236 Juniper St., Pottstown, PA 19464 or to the Alzheimer’s Association at

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Dad - I love you so so much and will miss you in so very many ways that words can not express. You were and will always be a great human! Despite lifes’s unexpected complexity, you were always true to yourself and those who you loved and who loved you back! You’ve live a long and amazing life. I will miss your spirit and energy and the lessons you’ve taught me. I love you Ada’s and I’m glad you knew this! I’m
sad you’ve left this plane, but glad you’re at peace now. I’m glad you’re now at peace and I truly hope to see you again one day when my time is at hand.

~ Paul Wurster
9/16/2023 11:48:12 PM