Charles John Bistarkey, Jr. 65 years old of Hickory, died Tuesday, February 15, 2022 in his brother’s home in Peters Township after a long battle with liver failure.

He was born November 11, 1956 in Pittsburgh, son of the late Charles John and Edna G. Butler Bistarkey Sr.

He was a graduate of Fort Cherry High School, and was a former Mt. Pleasant Twp. Volunteer Fireman and EMT. He enjoyed hunting and was a avid fisherman.

He worked as a Miner for Consol Coal, Bailey Mine, was a pyrotechnician for Zambelli Fireworks, and worked as a operating room technician at Washington hospital.

Surviving are daughter, Heather Bistarkey of Washington, son, Shawn Bistarkey of Houston, three brothers, Larry Bistarkey, of Canyon City, CO, Dave (Terrie) Bistarkey of Penn Hills, and Bruce (Dawn) Bistarkey of Peters Twp., three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received 2-4 & 6-8 P.M., Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services 3378 Millers Run Road, Cecil, PA 15321. where services will be held Saturday at 8:00 PM with Pastor David Perry, officiating.

Private interment will be in the Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Hickory, Pa.