Charles R. "Chuck" McDonald \npassed away on January 22, 2019, from complications \nresulting from a fall.\n\nChuck was born on May 11, 1936 to the late Harold \nMcDonald and the late Thelma Milheim McDonald. After \nleaving the Navy in 1957, he worked at Armco for 4 \nyears until he was able to join the Butler City Fire \nDepartment, which was his life's passion. Chuck \nserved for 23 years and attained the rank of Captain \nbefore retiring from the fire department in 1986. He \nremained active in the fire community and could be \nseen helping at many of the local fires for years \nafter his retirement. He served as a PTA president, \nSunday School teacher, church Deacon, and president \nof the Beaver County Fireman's Association. He loved \nhis family and was actively involved in the lives of \nhis children and grandchildren. Chuck's favorite \npastimes included attending Southern Gospel \nconcerts, spending time with his wife, children, and \ngrandchildren, going to yard sales, and hosting \npicnics for friends at Slippery Rock Campground.\n\nChuck is survived by his loving wife, Judith Moran \nMcDonald of Butler, whom he married on June 10, \n1961. Other survivors include his daughter Denise \nMcDonald Kremmel of Cranberry and her husband Bruce, \nhis daughter Rene McDonald Fizer and her husband \nCol. Ron Fizer, US Army (retired), of Springfield, \nVa, and his son Timothy McDonald and his wife Judy, \nof Dry Fork, VA. He leaves behind his grandchildren, \nEd and Rachel Kremmel, Megan Yeo, and Lauren \nMcDonald.\n\nIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death \nby three brothers and two sisters.\n\nFriends will be received Thursday, January 24, 2019, \n3 - 6 & 7 - 9 at Thompson - Miller Funeral Home, \nInc., 124 East North Street Butler, PA.\n\nAdditional Visitation will be held on Friday, \nJanuary 25 from 10 am to the time of the Funeral \nServices at 11 am at the Community Alliance Church, \n800 Mercer Road Butler, PA, with Reverend Dr. Dennis \nL. Krajacic, officiating.\n\nOfficers and members of the American Legion Post \n#117 Butler, American Legion Post #778 Lyndora, and \nVFW Post #249 Butler will conduct Military Honors at \nthe church.\n\nPrivate Burial will take place in the Lillyville \nChurch of God Cemetery in Ellwood City, PA.\n\nIn lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations \nbe made to the Unionville Volunteer Fire Company, \n102 Mahood Rd., Butler, PA 16001.