Meck, Charles R. born May 28, 1932, (age 86) passed away peacefully on September 18, 2018, surrounded by family at Fairport Baptist Home in Fairport, New York.

Born in Cressona, Pennsylvania, to the late Ted and Mary Meck.   Charlie was a life-long resident of PA until the past five years when he resided in Macedon, New York.

Predeceased by his wife, Shirley Wert Meck, whom he married in 1956.   Also predeceased by his brothers, Harold and Jerry, and sister Beverly.

Charlie served in the Army during the Korean War in Fort Bragg as an artillery man on the atomic cannon. He went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Penn State, and received his Masters in Administration from the University of Scranton.   Charlie worked at Penn State in Continuing Education for over 25 years. His life-long love was enjoying the outdoors, especially fly-fishing.   Charlie was a noted author and fly- fishing expert. He wrote 15 books on fly- fishing, as well as numerous magazine articles.   He loved teaching others the sport of fly fishing and the appreciation of the beauty of the natural world.

Charlie was inducted into the Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum Hall of Fame.   He was also a member of the Outdoor Writers Association and PA Outdoor Writers Association.

Surviving are his two children, Bryan Meck and wife Julie of Palmyra, New York; his daughter Lynne Nowaczek and husband Rick of Hillsborough, New Jersey; three grandchildren – Lauren (Zack) Dendler,   Matt Nowaczek, and Pierce Meck; his brother Dennis Meck of PA; sister-in-law Sonia Meck of Ohio; brother-in-law John Miller of PA, and many friends and family .

Family and friends in the Rochester area are invited to Charles Memorial Service 10 a.m. September 21st at the Fairport Baptist Home (4646 Fairport Nine mile Point Road Fairport, NY).

There will be a visitation on Sunday, September 23, from 3-6 PM at the Koch Funeral Home in State College, PA.   On September 24 at 10 AM there will be a memorial service at Koch Funeral Home with burial to follow at Center County Memorial Park.

If desired, donations can be made to Little Juniata River Association ( or Project Healing


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