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Charles R. "Rich" Bear

August 15, 1951 ~ November 19, 2020 (age 69)


Charles R. “Rich” Bear Jr. age 69 of Washington passed away unexpectedly Thursday November 19, 2020 in his home. He was born August 15, 1951 in Washington D. C. a son of the late Charles R. Sr. and Helen Harlan Bear.

Rich lived most of his life in Washington and prior to his retirement had been employed as a Union Carpenter with Giffon Interiors. He received a Bachelor in English at The University of Pittsburgh and loved animals, music, art and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his devoted wife Linda Schoedel Bear, two daughters Margaret (Thomas) Brown and Christina Mason both of Washington, two grandchildren Robert and Haley Brown and 2 great grandchildren.

Private funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. Joseph P. Salandra LFD owner/supervisor 304 West Pike Street Canonsburg 724-745-8120. To view or extend condolences please visit

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