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CHARLES DALE “SNITCH” McLEE of Uniontown, PA. slept into the arms of Jesus on December 15, 2023 at the Cambridge
Creekside Senior Living Facility in Charleroi, Pennsylvania after a short battle with Dementia.
Charles was born on September 23, 1940, in Uniontown, PA. to the late Joseph Butler and Mabel Elizabeth Ford McLee.
Charles graduated from Uniontown Area High school in June of 1958. In October of 1959, he enlisted in the United States
Navy where he was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia and assigned to the USS Enterprise (CVN-65), formerly CVA(N)-65, the
first nuclear-powered aircraft which is now a decommissioned United States Navy aircraft carrier. He was honorably
discharged in October 1963 from active duty, and then was transferred to the Naval Reserves to fulfill his two years
Because of Charles love for driving, in 1967 he joined Greyhound Bus Lines, Inc. and was employed for Greyhound until
1988 when he retired.
Charles was a car enthusiast who has a deep passion for his children (Cadillac’s and Mercedes), he owned and drove a
variety of years, makes and models. He would go to the dealership, hang out and be one of the first to see what was
Charles was the first known Global Positioning System (GPS) Navigation Systems. If you needed to get to any destination
within any state, he would give you the shortest, and fastest route for multiple destinations and without traffic congestion.
Charles had a strong work ethic and was an attention to detail person. He used those attributes as the Curry Dyson V.F.W.
Post 3514 Commander from 1985-1986 and as a Trustee for many years. He was also a member of the Friends of Distinction
Charles was a diehard sports fan, especially when it came to his favorite sports teams the Los Angeles Dodgers and the
He was an avid historian and could provide information on family, Uniontown, or any sports activity. Charles was the go
to guy to put it all in prospective for you. He had a wealth of knowledge and he didn’t mind sharing.
Charles was a loving companion to Barbara, his Mrs., and they travelled extensively to various parts of the country until
he could no longer travel.
Charles was a caring, giving man who loved his family and friends. He was always there for them in their time of need. .
He had a heart of gold. He loved his family and spent time with everyone. He was loved by all. He greeted everyone
with a smile. He had a kind, playful, personality that endeared him to many. He had friends that were family to him also.
All of his close friends called each other “Buster” in spite of their given name. His relationship with them was special, they
could entertain each other for hours with stories.
He was the father figure to his nieces and nephews and spent his life mentoring and teaching them. He was compassionate,
respected, intelligent, and he dedicated his time, offering life experiences that would help you later in life. His devotion
and love for family kept everyone connected.
Preceding Charles in death were his parents, and the following brothers and sister’s Richard Joseph McLee, Donald McLee
Sr., Hortense McLee, and Awilda McLee.
Charles leaves to mourn in his passing, his loving and dedicated companion Barbara of 28 years, nicknamed by Charles,
“his Mrs”.; a sister, Lavada R. McLee, : a special devoted niece, Grace Ann McLee of Churchill, Pa.; Godsons Brandon
Hackett of Silver Springs, MD, and Lee Price of Uniontown,: a very special friend, Mrs. JoAnn Crowder of Silver Spring,
MD, close friends that were like brothers, Ernie Boatright, Dave Darr, Ronnie Mickens, Lawrence Curry, Steve Curry,
Robin Fisher and Donnie and Elaine Ringer. Charles was also blessed with a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great
nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews, McLee and Ford cousins, and other beloved family and friends.