Charles J. "Charlie" Bricker of Wheaton died Monday, Feb. 14 at Central DuPage Hospital. He was 65. He was born October 21, 1945 in Sellersville, PA, to the late Joseph and Mary Bricker.
Bricker graduated from Upper Perkiomen High School, where he played football. He played football at Kent State and also at Kutztown University. More recently, he was a member of College Church in Wheaton where he served with the STARS Disability Ministry. He also participated in Bible Study Fellowship and was very active in the West Suburban Patriots. He was retired from a career in the financial industry, during which he worked on Wall Street.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Bricker; his children, Monica Bricker Haworth of East Greenville, PA, and Jeffrey Bricker of Allentown, PA; three grandchildren, Sirena, Alyssa and Garrett; three step-children, Kristen (Brett) Smith of Waterford, VA, Robert (Johnnie Kay) Wolf of Birmingham, AL, and Heather Wolf of Huntington Beach, CA; five step-grandchildren, Lauren, Ryan, John L., Luke, and Sarah; two sisters, Joan Gayley, and Barbara (Don) Duelfer; and two brothers, Joseph and Doug (Sherry) Bricker.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary Bricker; his sister, Mary Jo Bricker Marks; his brother-in-law, Thomas Gayley; his sister-in-law, Lorraine Bricker; and his son-in-law, Timothy Haworth.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Feb. 19 at in Wheaton, 332 E. Seminary Ave., in Wheaton, IL.