Chuck Pergl - R.I.P.

Posted by: Ron Scobie

Chuck Pergl - R.I.P. - Sun Dec 10 2017 06:02 PM

I received an email from one of Chuck's former employees telling me that Chuck passed away last night. Rest in Peace my friend. Lots of tears on my end...
Ron
Posted by: tulareone

Re: Chuck Pergl - R.I.P. - Sun Dec 10 2017 08:16 PM

Condolence to the family-- never met him in person but great people was a honor- supply tons of lens for us --- ruben
Posted by: Jolly-John

Re: Chuck Pergl - R.I.P. - Sun Dec 10 2017 08:27 PM

I have fond memories of Chuck vending at either Hershey or Carlisle perhaps some twenty-five years ago. Always lots of laughing and banter in his sales booth. One time, Chuck remarked that he thought I looked like Rich Little, the comedian. I then proceeded to crack him up doing a Richard Nixon, "I am not a crook" impression. I swear Chuck asked me to repeat that "performance" for customers in his swap space, EVERY TIME I ran into him in the years that followed. Chuck and I always had a good laugh about this.

He was truly a one-of-a-kind human being. With the warmest of thoughts, please allow me to give my sympathy to all of Chuck's loved ones. John in Wisconsin
Posted by: gaspumpfrank

Re: Chuck Pergl - R.I.P. - Sun Dec 10 2017 09:29 PM

So sorry to hear that Chuck passed, he was truly a good friend. I wish to express my deep condolences to his family. Grace and Frank John will miss him very much.
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Chuck Pergl - R.I.P. - Sun Dec 10 2017 09:41 PM

One of the early veterans of this hobby.
Posted by: Oldgas Moderator

Re: Chuck Pergl - R.I.P. - Sun Dec 10 2017 10:38 PM

Rest in Peace, Chuck
Posted by: BrianH

Re: Chuck Pergl - R.I.P. - Sun Dec 10 2017 10:47 PM

I unfortunately never had the honor of meeting Chuck but I know he was a legend and pioneer in this hobby. Rest in peace Chuck.

BrianH
Posted by: gasmansgp

Re: Chuck Pergl - R.I.P. - Mon Dec 11 2017 06:16 AM

Chuck was a class act. He was very knowledgeable and quick to share. We always had a lot of laughs when we were together. Great friend and like Ron, tears here. In my prayers. Paul www.severngaspumps.com
Posted by: 1PetroFan

Re: Chuck Pergl - R.I.P. - Mon Dec 11 2017 07:12 AM

I always enjoyed talking with him and his family at the shows. A great guy, rest in peace. Brady
Posted by: Ryan Underthun

Re: Chuck Pergl - R.I.P. - Mon Dec 11 2017 08:11 AM

Sorry to hear about this. RIP.
Posted by: Mike M.

Re: Chuck Pergl - R.I.P. - Mon Dec 11 2017 08:39 AM

Godspeed Chuck, RIP.
Posted by: bsplichal95

Re: Chuck Pergl - R.I.P. - Mon Dec 11 2017 09:39 AM

Chuck, Rest In Peace.
Posted by: K W FRITH

Re: Chuck Pergl - R.I.P. - Mon Dec 11 2017 12:15 PM

Several years ago I had called Chuck about some things I needed and he wasn't able to help me with anything but the little screws that hold the lenses onto glass bodied globes. He told me he would send them right out and when they arrived, his invoice said that they were free and that he was glad to help out! He didn't know me at all at the time but took the time to help out another collector. That left a lasting impression with me! Rest in peace Chuck!
Posted by: 57-Chevy

Re: Chuck Pergl - R.I.P. - Tue Dec 12 2017 07:24 PM

I never had the privilege of meeting him but it sounds like he was a class act, prayers sent to his family, may God comfort you all in this sad time.

Michael
Posted by: Savinsam

Re: Chuck Pergl - R.I.P. - Tue Dec 12 2017 08:05 PM

Early on in my collecting life (before internet, books, petro clubs, etc. early 70's) I was 'flying by the seat of my pants', not knowing much about globe values or anything. All I knew that I loved the old petro stuff. I met Chuck & his brother at a spring Carlisle meet with a big display of repro globes. I was fascinated by all of the brands and colors. I consequently sold some of my rarest globes and bought reproductions from Chuck. At that point in time, quantity was more important to me than quality. There wasn't anyone around that I knew to steer me straight! Life after that was & still is good!!
Posted by: nebrgas

Re: Chuck Pergl - R.I.P. - Wed Dec 13 2017 04:57 PM

It was my first pump restoration about 20 years ago and someone told me to contact Chuck for parts, etc. Over the years we talked frequently and he once sent me an old tin "contains lead" sign for my Wayne 615 yard ornament pump for free (it's still on the pump). Chuck was born in Nebraska and don't remember how he ended up in N.Y., so we would always talk about his Nebraska roots.

One of the good guys that will be missed by those who knew him.
Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: Chuck Pergl - R.I.P. - Sun Dec 17 2017 03:38 PM

Sorry to hear of his passing. Remember Chuck and Dad talking Buicks at the shows.
Condolences to his family.
Posted by: Oldgas

Re: Chuck Pergl - R.I.P. - Sun Dec 17 2017 04:26 PM

Photo sent in by Ed Natali of petroliana pioneer Chuck Pergl
Rest in Peace, Chuck
Posted by: coltex

Re: Chuck Pergl - R.I.P. - Fri Dec 29 2017 11:13 PM

He was a great guy and a great friend. I wished I would have lived closer to him. Would do anything to help people and helped me a lot!!! Those shoes will be hard to fill.