Charles J. Elsner Jr., liked to fix things

April 10, 2014

Charles J. Elsner Jr., 88, of Ocean Pines, Md. passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

He was born June 15, 1925, to the late Charles James and Alice Catherine Elsner in Baltimore, Md. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served during World War II. He liked to fix things, and would repair other people’s castoffs. He rebuilt a lot of bicycles for donation to kids in need. He was very active, and continued working till only a few months ago.

He is survived by his companion of 16 years, Audrey Marston; and daughters: Lorraine Welden of Georgetown and Lisa Lockett, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He has one sister, Carol Hundt of Crystal River, Fla. He is also survived by grandchildren: Danielle Dickens, Justin Elsner and Shawn Welden; and a great-granddaughter: Perry Dickens. He also leaves behind extended family members and many friends.

Rites of committal and military honors will be held at the chapel of the Delaware Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro, Friday, April 11, at 11 a.m.