Charles Francis Shovlin

February 13, 1948 - December 3, 2018
Charles Francis Shovlin

Charles Francis “Charlie” Shovlin, age 70 of Carolina Beach, NC passed away Monday, December 3, 2018 at Universal Healthcare of Brunswick in Bolivia, NC of Lewy Body dementia.

Charlie was born in White Haven, Pa on February 13, 1948 of Charles Francis Shovlin and Catherine Lavelle Shovlin. He worked 31 years for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s White Haven Center in multiple warehouse roles. His last duties included running the maintenance storeroom and managing large truck deliveries. Prior to that, he worked in Dietary receiving, Fixed Assets and the main warehouse.

Charlie grew up in the Pocono Mountains and loved hiking in the woods and camping. He enjoyed power boating both at Lake Wallenpaupack in northeastern Pa and later on his 30’ Carver Command Bridge on the Chesapeake. He is a past member of the North East River Yacht Club.

Charlie is survived by his wife and best friend of 40 years, Susan Goldman Shovlin, long-time friend and cousin Maureen and God-Son William J. Feissner of White Haven, Pa and numerous wonderful Lavelle cousins in Liberty, NY and around the country.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 11:30 am Saturday, February 9, 2019 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Carolina Beach. A reception will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall. Around 2:30 the family will be taking Charlie to his final resting place in the ocean.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Universal Healthcare for the loving care they provided Charlie over the last 22 months.

In lieu of flowers consider a memorial donation to St Paul’s United Methodist Church Building Fund, 300 Harper Ave, Carolina Beach, NC 28428

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910-791-9099.

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  • December 07, 2018
    Ron and Mae Hurley says:
    A great neighbor and friend we will miss dearly

  • February 04, 2019
    Anita Wienser says:
    Charlie and Susie surely picked right when they picked each other. They were perfect for each other. Forty years of marriage can attest to that. They were soul mates. As childhood and forever friends I know Susie much better than I knew Charlie, but the times I was around Charlie I found him to be kind, gentle, and down to earth...and it was obvious he loved Susie. My heart goes out to Susie along with my thoughts and prayers. My heartfelt condolences to you.

  • January 19, 2019
    Marian and Mike Pruett says:
    Susie, you have been in Our thoughts and prayers. We miss having Sir Charlie and that Twinkle in those Blue eyes around Forest By The Sea. Love to you, Marian and Mike

  • December 12, 2018
    Sherry Craig says:
    Susie, I didn’t know your husband, but I know what you’re going through. Time heals.

  • December 12, 2018
    Gayle Lukas says:
    Dan and I are sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. Worked with him many years at White Haven Center and enjoyed his friendship.