Charles "Chuck" Hancox

Charles L. Hancox, age 67, passed away peacefully at UPMC Hamot on Saturday, January 11, 2020.  He was born in Grove City, PA on October 30, 1952, son of the late George Jr. Hancox and Olga Virginia (Ginger) O’Connor.  He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, with the 380th Air Refueling Squadron as an In-Flight Refueling Operator on the KC-135Q Stratotanker.  In addition, he worked for the Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad, George Junior Republic, SCI-Mercer, SCI-Cambridge Springs, SCI-Albion, and the Greater Erie Auto Auction.  Charles was a member of the Masonic Lodge #603 and the American Legion Post 220 in Grove City, PA, and the American Legion Post 567, & the Moose Lodge Post 381 in Albion, PA.  Charles enjoyed spending time with his family, children, & grandchildren, going on cruises & watching the flying fish from his & his wife’s balcony cabin, NASCAR, football, country music, and sitting by the seaside with his wife & family at their timeshare on Anna Maria Island, FL.  Charles is survived by his wife, Beth (Christ) Hancox, a brother, George Hancox (Deborah) of Athens, GA, three daughters, Wendy Elliott (Ronald) of Madison, OH, Jody Shollenberger (Brendan) of Grove City, PA, and Kathryn Hancox (Adam) of Albion, PA.  In addition, he is survived by his beloved grandchildren Gabriella, Kelsey, Samantha, Rylee, Jace, Emma, & Maya.  Friends & family may call at the Mattera Funeral Home, 188 E. State St., Albion, PA, on Tuesday from 4pm-6pm, with a prayer service to follow.  Burial will be private by the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the PA Soldiers & Sailors Home, 560 E. 3rd St., Erie, PA 16507, or to an animal rescue organization of one’s choice.  To light a memory candle or leave a condolence, please visit 


Left by  “Rich and Denise Mitchell” on 02/25/2020

Our deepest condolences. We just found out about your loss

Left by  “Murray DeForce” on 01/16/2020

Sorry to hear, was a Great LT. and a Great Guy..????????????

Left by  “tom wheeler ” on 01/14/2020

Chuck will be greatly missed. So sorry.

Left by  “Jim Morgan” on 01/14/2020

So sorry for your loss Beth. May Chuck Rest In Peace. You have my deepest sympathies.

Left by  “The Meure Family ” on 01/13/2020

Sorry for your loss. May Peace be with you and your family.

Left by  “Jim and Linda Jones” on 01/13/2020

You have our deepest Condolences Beth. He will be missed by all that knew him. May he Rest in Peace and Thank You for Your Service to our Country and the State of PA. Prayers for the family

Left by  “Tony and Sue Lorance” on 01/13/2020

God bless and prayers for you and yours

Left by  “Aunt Irma & Uncle Gene” on 01/13/2020

I carried Chuck from the hospital when he was born. We used to borrow him for an afternoon. Blessings to each of you. Irma

Left by  “Pete and Brigitte Rotko” on 01/13/2020

Sorry for your loss

Left by  “Ken and Anna Sabol” on 01/13/2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with all your family

Left by  “Jim & Laurie Vorse” on 01/13/2020

Our prayers are with your family. Chuck was a pleasure to know.

Left by  “Arlene(Ralston ) & Dale Peters” on 01/12/2020

With Prayer for you and your Family and may God be you comfort.

Left by  “Sherrie-Jo Christ” on 01/12/2020

Very sorry for your loss. Chuck was a good man. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Left by  “John E Ralston” on 01/12/2020

Another sad message, our prayers will be with you and your family.

Left by  “Jane Magee & family” on 01/12/2020

Our deepest sympathy to you all. Wendy & Jodi, I will always remember what a great neighbor your dad was & how many times he helped my kids & me.

Left by  “Rich Westerbeck” on 01/12/2020

So very sorry for your loss. Chuck was a great guy and a great person to work with. He will leave a big whole in our SCI family. God Bless and R.I.P

Left by  “Paul and Joyce Rodgers ” on 01/12/2020

Sorry for your loss, God bless the family

Left by  “Jeremiah Robertson ” on 01/12/2020

Praying for you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. I have found memories of Chuck and will miss him deeply.

Left by  “Aimee Osborn ” on 01/12/2020

So sorry for your loss, Beth!

Left by  “Jeff Rieder” on 01/12/2020

All my prayers go out to you and your family.

Left by  “John and Tracy Vogan” on 01/12/2020

Our deepest sympathy.

Left by  “Doug Swift” on 01/12/2020

Sorry for your loss Beth.

Left by  “Kathy Tharp” on 01/12/2020

My sympathy Wendy and Jody.

Left by  “Joanna byers ” on 01/12/2020

So sorry for the loss of this great guy. He was a sweetheart and his stories were always amazing. May he Rest In Peace.

Left by  “Eric cass” on 01/12/2020

Praying for you and your family. So sorry for your loss.

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