LAURENS – Charles LeRoy Bollinger, Jr., 77, the Town of Laurens tax collector and a founding member of the Gettysburg Auto Medics, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Albany Medical Center.
He was born June 12, 1943 in Gettysburg, Pa., the son of the late Charles LeRoy, Sr. and Kathryn E. (Warner) Bollinger. Charlie graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1961 and then furthered his studies at York Academy of Arts graduating in 1965.
On June 26, 1976, Charlie married Sandra “Sandy” DeMarie at Jersey Shore Presbyterian Church in Jersey Shore, PA.
For over 40 years, Charlie was a yearbook representative for Herff Jones. He enjoyed the fact that his job allowed him to travel all throughout Central PA and Upstate NY.
In his retirement, Charlie continued building relationships and helping others while working for the Bookhout Funeral Home. He was also proud of the fact that he was an elected official being the Town of Laurens Tax Collector at the time of his death.
Charlie enjoyed hunting, watching NASCAR and playing softball from the age of 16 to 75. Loving his home state, he was an avid Phillies, Penn State and Steelers fan. He also loved drag racing, classic cars, and was so proud of his 1964 Corvette Stingray.
Charlie was a member of the Laurens Presbyterian Church, the Oneonta Elks B.P.O.E. #1312, the Sons of the American Legion Gettysburg Post #202, and the Good Samaritan Lodge NO. 336 F&A.M. He was also a founding member of the Gettysburg Auto Medics.
Charlie is survived by his loving wife, Sandy Bollinger, Laurens; five children, Jodianne (Joseph) Voletto, Womelsdorf, PA, Charles “Three” LeRoy Bollinger, III (Amanda), Phelps, Katie Jayne Bollinger (Edward Bishop) South Otselic, Anthony Benjamin (Shannon) Bollinger, Bennington, Va, and Rebekah “Beanie” (Garret) Wyman, Cornelius, NC; eight granddaughters, Guilia (Brad), Samantha (James), Izabelle, Adeline, Amelia, Bridget, Evelyn and Tessa; two great granddaughters, Freja and Winry; two brothers, Harvey W. Bollinger, Slidell, LA and Timothy K. (Cindy) Bollinger, Gettysburg, Pa; as well as several nieces and nephews and many “adopted” children. He was predeceased by his sister-in-law Marilyn Culp Bollinger.
A service to celebrate Charlie’s life will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.