VanDRUFF, Charles William, 88, of Waynesburg, died at 12:08 p.m., Sunday, October 28, 2012, in Golden Living Center South Hills at Canonsburg, following a lengthy illness.
He was born May 17, 1924, in Perry Township, Greene County, a son of the late John Lawrence and Beatrice Lyda Dulaney VanDruff.
Mr. VanDruff owned and operated of VanDruff Tractor and Implement Sales in Waynesburg for 55 years.
He was a member of the Claughton Chapel Methodist Church in Whiteley Township, and a retired member of Waynesburg Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company.
Mr. VanDruff served on the board of the Greene Co. Soil and Water Conservation District and the Greene Co. Cooperative Extension Service. He was a big supporter of the 4-H livestock Clubs in Greene County and Marshall County, West Virginia.
He enjoyed playing as Santa Claus at schools, churches, private parties. Mr. VanDruff and his wife, Anna Grace were honored as Paul Harris Fellows of Rotary International and by the Waynesburg Lions club for unselfish service during the Christmas season.
On October 22, 1950 he married Anna Grace Dillinger who is deceased.
Surviving are three sons, Robert Allen and wife, Cynthia of Glassboro, NJ, Roger Lynn and wife, Janice of Waynesburg, and Rodney Lee and wife, Colleen of Sarver; four grand children, Jamie L. VanDruff and wife, Jackie, and April Michelle VanDruff all of Waynesburg, and Jonathon B. and Richard C. VanDruff both of Sarver; one great- grandson, Tyler Jack VanDruff of Jefferson; and a half-brother, Rev. John Leslie VanDruff and wife, Lyn of Springfield, PA.
Deceased is an infant son, Charles Robert VanDruff, a brother, Richard Corbly VanDruff, and two sisters and one brother who died in infancy.
Friends will be received from 6-9 p.m. Thursday and 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. Friday at Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 182 West High St., Waynesburg where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2012 followed by burial at Fairview-Kiger Cemetery in Whiteley Township.
The Waynesburg Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company will hold services at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to any local volunteer fire company or 4-H club.
Condolences may be offered at www.behmfh.com