Charles Sievers

June 11, 2020


SERVICE UPDATE: A graveside service and interment of ashes will be held this coming Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 at 1:00pm for Charles Sievers at the Fernwood Cemetery, 6501 Baltimore Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050.  A time of remembrance, sharing of memories, and virtual gathering will follow on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at 10:00am, via Zoom and using Willow Grove UMC's usual Virtual Worship meeting link and password (Meeting ID: 880 4349 0330; Password: 286821).  Services are being conducted by Rev. Lorelei Toombs of Willow Grove UMC and the Bryers Funeral Home of Willow Grove. Memorials in Charles’ honor can be made to the Willow Grove UMC Memorial Fund, 34 N. York Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090.



Charles Sievers passed on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at his more recent home at Brookside Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  Charles moved to Brookside in September 2019, after living many years in Fulmore Heights and Willow Grove and Abington previously.

He was preceded in death by his parents Sylvester Sievers, and Caroline Sievers (nee Reed).

Charles is survived by many friends throughout Willow Grove & Philadelphia areas. 

Charles joined the Willow Grove UMC as a professing member in April 1954, and was a member for over 65 years.  He worked for over 20 years as a chef and cook at Rydal Park, into the mid 1990s. He filled many of his later years, serving the community through the collection and redistribution of food to impoverished and needy communities.  He also regularly provided rides for a number of people, giving them mobility they may not have otherwise had, and visiting shut-ins, until such a point as he was no longer able to do so.

As a member of WGUMC he regularly participated over the years in the Adult Sunday School class, Methodist Men & Friendly Group, and served as an Usher.  Attached below is both a painting of the Lord's Supper he himself proudly painted (following a paint-by-number pattern) and a reflection he offered in November 2011 to the WGUMC "Seasons of Our Lives: Our Faith Journey" publications. 

Arrangements for a Memorial and/or Graveside Service are still be worked out, in conjunction with Bryers Funeral Home and his legal representation, Mark Semisch.

Please hold our community and Charles' memory your prayers at this time. 

Donations in Charles memorial would be greatly to Willow Grove United Methodist Church,  34 Old York Rd, Willow Grove, PA 19090


Pastor Lorelei

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