Joseph Wertman, 1943-2021

BOARDMAN — Joseph Charles “Charlie” Wertman, 77, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, at Hospice House.

Charlie was born June 5, 1943, in the Brownlee Woods neighborhood of Youngstown, the son of the late Edward Wertman and Dorothy Garver Burt. A 1961 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School, Charlie was employed as a machine operator for United Engineering and Foundry, later known as Wean United. After 23 years at Wean, he continued his career at Extrusion Dies Inc. and Buckeye Tool and Die. He retired in 2010 after 30-plus years of dedicated employment.

While employed full time, Charlie made custom orthopedic shoes and braces for many years prior to retirement. Upon retirement, he was employed by Mercy Health in the dietary department.

Charlie was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who took pride in his home and yard. He was happiest when surrounded by those he loved.

He enjoyed bowling, boating, fishing and riding motorcycles. He was a gun enthusiast who enjoyed black powder pistols.

He will be missed by his wife, Kay Bowers Wertman, whom he married Aug. 31, 1963; daughter, Lynn (Kevin) Goff; son, Don (Holly) Wertman; and two grandchildren, J and Charlie Goff.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Timothy J. Wertman; and sister, Penny Iatonna.

The family will receive family and friends at Lane Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m., with celebrant Randi Pappa officiating. Masks and social distancing will be required. For those unable to attend, there will be a live-stream link at www.lanefuneralhomes.com on Charlie’s tribute wall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice House: 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514, www.hospiceofthevalley.com/donate.html or Lewy Body Dementia Association: 912 Killian Hill Road SW, Lilbourn, GA 30047, www.lbda.org/donate/.

Visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to leave condolences to the family.

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