Charles D. Lester (June 7, 1939 – June 28, 2014)

 We have lost a man such as this world needs more of, not less. But, the choice is not ours.  Charles was just 75, and he had struggled to reach that goal.


Edward L. Collins Funeral Home Inc.

Charles D. LesterCharles D. Lester
(June 7, 1939 – June 28, 2014) 

Charles D. Lester, 75, of Lincoln University, PA passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at his home.He was the husband of Laura E. Carter Lester with whom he shared 47 years of marriage.

Born in West Grove he was the son of the late Lathie W. and Isa E. Lester.

Charles was a lifetime resident of Lincoln University. He was retired from Hoober, Inc., Middletown, DE as an agriculture equipment salesman.

He was a member of the New London Presbyterian Church and Forest Lawn Camp in Union County.

He enjoyed golf, traveling, gardening, mowing his lawn, restoring his 1932 Ford, and especially spending time with his family and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Elizabeth E. Sharp and her husband, Thomas M. and Kristina M. Molnar and her husband, David M. all of Lincoln University and Charlene D. Petersen and her husband, Michael L. of Butler, MD; one son, Chad M. Lester and his wife, Jennifer L. of Lincoln University; and six grandchildren, Kai, Zachary, Raleigh, Jacob, Kameron and Olivia.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold Lester, Forrest Lester and Howard Lester; and three sisters, Doris Nichol, Joan St. John and Nancy Lester.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am Wednesday, July 2, at New London Presbyterian Church, 1986 Newark Rd., New London, PA, 19360, where friends may call from 9-11 am.

Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to NLPC/CLC, 125 Saginaw Rd., New London Township, PA 19352.

Arrangements by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Oxford, PA.

On-line condolences may be made at


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