Celebrating the life of Charles "Bull" R. Bechtold
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Charles R. “Bull” Bechtold, 89, of Walnutport, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on October 11, 2022.
Formerly of Fullerton, he was a son of the late John Bechtold and Helen (Parker) Bechtold. He was the husband of Barbara (Steckel) Bechtold with whom he celebrated 41 years of marriage this past August.
Charles served honorably in the US Navy on the Meredith DD-890 during the Korean Conflict. He was stationed in Italy for 2 ½ years. He was a retired boiler master at the former Tarkett for 40 years. Charles was a lifetime member of the Tin Can Sailors/DESVETS, VFW Post 7215 in Walnutport and Fullerton American Legion 367.
Charles will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Barbara, son, John Bechtold and wife Patty, daughter, Charlene Stevens, sons, Chris Shuler and Kevin Shuler, brothers, James Bechtold, Richard Bechtold and Ronald Bechtold and wife Eileen, grandchildren, Kaitlyn Stevens, Joleen Stevens, Jessica Bechtold, Samantha Chatenka and husband Bruce, Sonya Mora and husband Rick, Kevin Shuler,Jr., Tylar Shuler and Cody Shuler, great-grandchildren, Lincoln Mora, Cora Stevens, Kayden, Kendra and Cameron Bechtold, Hailey Hottenstein, Channing Chatenka and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, John, Robert and William Bechtold and sister, Mary Ann Warmkessel.
Per “Bulls” request, there will be no services. Memorial contributions in his memory may be sent to Salem U.C.C. 615 3rd St, Catasauqua, PA 18032. Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc. of Catasauqua is entrusted with arrangements.
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