Chapter Eternal - Suppan '41 and Meassick '57

We have been honored to call these men our Brothers. The condolences of Theta Chi’s extended worldwide family are offered to the family and friends of our deceased brothers.

It is with great sadness we report the passing of:

  • Henry C. Suppan '41 - Nov. 11, 2016
  • Charles V. Meassick '57 - Jan. 6, 2016

  Henry C. Suppan '41 - LaVie Portriat

Henry C. Suppan '41 - LaVie Portriat

Henry C. Suppan '41, 97, formerly of Lincoln Park, passed away on Veterans Day, November 11, 2016, at his Spring Ridge residence.

His wife of 68 years, Lucia (Hefele) Suppan, predeceased him in August of 2015. He was also predeceased by his parents and two sisters. His sister, Joanne Gallis, survives him.

He is survived by his four daughters, Elise Overcash (Steve), Jane Lucia Suppan, Barbara Murphy (Jim), Lori Meyer (Paul), 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Henry was a 1937 graduate of Catasauqua High School and a 1941 graduate of Penn State University. He was an accomplished trombone player in dance bands, the Penn State Blue Band, and in later years with the Wyomissing Band and Reading Philharmonic Orchestra.

Henry was a proud U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He recalled fondly the years as an aviator with his Ferry Squadron. He flew U.S. manufactured planes to ports on the East and West coasts, thereby aiding the war effort across both oceans.

Henry was a man of his word. His honesty and integrity was recognized by all who knew him. He worked for Whitmoyer Laboratories from 1948-1970 and for Wertz Hoffman and Parks Relators from 1970 until his retirement in 1993.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 11 a.m. at St. Ignatius Loyola R.C. Church, 2810 St. Albans Dr., Whitfield, PA 19608. A viewing will be held before Mass from 9:30-11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Catasauqua PA, on Friday, November 18, 2016. Online condolences may be recorded at

  Charles V. Meassick '57 - 53 Composite

Charles V. Meassick '57 - 53 Composite

Charles V. "Chuck" Meassick '57 Passed away peacefully on January 6, 2016. Born in Pittsburgh, PA. on April 2, 1932, resided in Apalachin, NY for 47 years. Beloved husband of 63 years to Margaret R. Meassick "Marge" who recently pre-deceased him. Loving Father of Deborah (Larry) Danielson, Charles (Kelly) Meassick, and Mark Meassick; cherished grandfather of 16; adoring great-grandfather of five; devoted brother to Mary Ann (Wayne) Clark; Betsy Patton; Pat Goldbach and Jean Voelker. Chuck was a very active parishioner of St. Margaret Mary's Church and a supportive member in the Lions Club. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUERS. Friends welcome at 2828 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 724-941-3211 on Monday 11am til 12pm, immediately followed by blessing service and full military honors at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA. 22312 or Apalachin Lions Foundation P.O. Box 317, Apalachin, NY. 13732. 

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