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Geraldine M. "Geri" (Collins) Charles

May 7, 1932 ~ March 30, 2022 (age 89)


Geraldine M. “Geri” Charles, age 89, formerly of Mars, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, March 30, 2022 at the Grove at Greenville.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA on May 7, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Corbett R. and Dora B. Gregory Collins.

Geri had been the Recreational Director at Valencia Woods Nursing Center and was a member of Old Union Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Debby Dukes (Dan) of Mars, Becky Kincaid (Morgan) in Ohio, and Patricia Berk (Frank) of Zelienople, a son, James A. Charles, Jr. (Sharon) of Hadley, PA, her grandchildren, Steve Dumencic, Shane Charles, Mark and Chuck Kincaid, Ryan and Travis Berk and Jenna Mainhart, three great grandchildren and her sister, Suellen LeDonne (Harvey) of Allison Park.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Charles, Sr., who she married on June 6, 1951 and who died on December 14, 2019 and by her daughter, Pamela Charles.

Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Monday from 2-4 & 6-7:30 PM. Services will follow at 7:30 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mars Cemetery, Adams Twp. Memorials may be made to the MS Society, 1501 Reedsdale St. Suite 105, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Directions and condolences are available at

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