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Charles Robert Cornelius

March 1, 1942 ~ May 26, 2021 (age 79)

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Charles "Chuck" R. Cornelius of Youngstown, age 79, originally born and raised in Pittsburgh, passed away peacefully on May 26, 2021. He was the son of the late Andrew and Catherine Carroll Cornelius.

He is survived by his daughters, Kim Gavel and her husband John, and Colleen Clark and her husband Jeff; and grandchildren, Walter Clark and his wife Rachel, Luke Gavel, and Cara Clark, all of whom reside in Pittsburgh. Chuck was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Polusny, and two brothers, Andrew and William.

After graduating from Pittsburgh's South Hills High School in 1960, Chuck began working for Mesta Machine Company. While working for Mesta, he took night classes to earn a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and then a law degree from Duquesne University. Later he worked for Sharon Steel and Macy’s.

Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. 

Arrangements by Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S. Silvat, Inc. Share memories or send condolences by visiting

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