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Charles J. "Charlie" Fraker, 84, of Carlisle, died Thursday, July 7, 2011, at Carlisle Regional Medical Center. He was born on Sunday, April 24, 1927, in Carlisle, a son of the late Frank B. and Dorothy (Myers) Fraker.

Charlie was a US Army veteran of WWII and worked in the masonry construction industry for 35 years. He was formerly employed with Mike Delancey Construction and Raymond Shearer Construction, both of Carlisle. After retiring from masonry work, Charlie worked for 10 years with Dauphin Distribution Co., Mechanicsburg. He also owned and operated a small family farm in North Middleton Twp. He formerly attended the Plainfield First Church of God and was a member of the South Mountain American Legion Post 674. Charlie enjoyed bus tours and watching his sons and grandsons play softball.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Violet M. (Gordon) Fraker, four sons; Michael E. (and his wife, Sheree) Fraker, James L. (and his wife, Cindy) Fraker, Dennis L. (and his wife, Bonnie) Fraker, all of Carlisle and Terry A. Fraker (and his companion, Cathy "Shortie" Gibson) of Gardners, four daughters; Gloria M. (and her husband, Wayne) Burgett of Wasilla, Alaska, Darlene M. (and her husband, Ethan) Miller, Sandy L. (and her husband, Alvin) Bonawitz and Peggy S. (and her husband, Joe) Stimeling, all of Carlisle, 17 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Charles Frederick Fraker, who died in 2008, four brothers, William, Frank, Lee and Richard Fraker and two sisters, Emma Mountz and Jean Gleim.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 South Hanover St., Carlisle, with Pastor Kevin Dunlap officiating. Burial with military honors by Cumberland County Honor Guard will be in the Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. Viewing will be held on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of the services. Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made in Charles Fraker’s name to the Children’s Miracle Network, PO Box 855, Hershey, PA 17033.

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To the whole Fraker family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.  Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

The Harris Family
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Thinking of you all, may you all have great memories to keep Charlie close to your hearts. Our family had the pleasure of knowing him and the rest of you for a long long time. Lots of times at the Fraker home and lots of times on the ballfield. Memories were made!  the Heishman and Raraigh families
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Dennis & Family
Condolences & prayers
God Bless

Kathy Rohrbaugh
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Mrs. Fraker and family,
May God bless and keep you. Charlie will be missed he was well loved by all
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Peg,
I am so sorry for your loss, please let me know if there is anything I can do to help or if you just want talk and hang out.

Pam Rackley
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Uncle Charlie, You will now be free of pain and be with your Dad, Mother, son, sisters and brothers. May GOD be with your family in this time of sorrow.

Ronnie Mountz
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You have my deepest condolences. I regret that I am out of town this summer.

Tom Benjey
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My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of need.  Pap will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  Many memories I have from the softball games.  He made everyone laugh and that was a wonderful trait he had.  May god bless each and everyone of you, love you all.

Kim Fraker- Staub
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You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of Charle's death.  The Lord Grant You His Peace.

Betty Fraker, Barbara Adams, Linda Markley
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Dear Mrs. Fraker & entire family;
I just want to say how sorry I was to hear about Charlie passing away. I've known this family for a long time and I know how close knit it is. Mrs. Fraker, I know that you have had your hands full and some bad times in the last few years, but Charlie is in a far better place now and most importantly he's watching over Fred (if that helps in any way). Sometimes we wonder what God has in store for us but remember you have all your children to lean on and that will get you thru this ordeal. If you need anything please let me know, I will do what I can for you. And now to you Charlie rest in peace my friend and someday we'll meet again.

Jeanne Swope Gilbert
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To Mrs Fraker and family, pap Fraker will be missed by me and my family, he was a good man and loved by all.

Tonia Barclay and family
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My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with all of you. He served his Country with pride ... and humility ... which helped to keep this world a better place ... and I thank him. He raised his family with pride ... and humility ... which has made the world a better place ... and I thank him. Keep him in our hearts with love ... and he will live forever.

David S. Miller
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Mr Fraker will be missed.  My dad told me stories about him how he used to scare them.

Christa Barclay Kendall and family
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The Fraker Family, we will miss pap very much, love nut and family
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 Dear Violet, James and family,
Sorry, I could not attend the services for Charlie. I always enjoyed talking with Charlie. My thoughts are with all of you.

 Jim DeGaetano
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