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Charles Aaron Bossinger Jr.

Aaron Bossinger, 35, of Lewistown, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 11:52 p.m., Thursday, January 14, 2021.

Born April 18, 1985, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Charles A. Bossinger, Sr., who passed away April 26, 2017, and Kimbra (Wagner) Dodd-Bossinger, who survives.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sister, Allana Lee (Dodd) Hartung and her husband Michael, and his nephews, Chase and Lucas, whom he adored. He is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Betty Jane “Janie” Wagner and paternal grandmother, Barbara J. Bossinger, all of Lewistown.

Also surviving are his companion, Alison (Guss) Eckley and her children, Caely and Parcer, and a special family, D.J. and Shannon Bender and their daughter, Aislinn.

In addition to his father, Aaron was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Norman W. “Spike” Wagner and paternal grandfather, Donald R. Bossinger.

Aaron was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and was baptized on July 14, 1985.

He attended Lewistown Area High School and was a graduate of the Musician Institute in Los Angeles, California. Aaron was a very gifted musician, guitarist and composer. He was currently employed as a guitar instructor at D.P. Music Center, Lewistown.

Aaron began playing the guitar at the age of ten and had been a guitar instructor for over 20 years. His accomplishments include the following: being nominated for an Emmy award for his music composition of “The Tree That Visited New York City for the Holiday”, a film about A Big Tree from Happy Valley, and he was also known for his musical work in TV, video games, commercials, and pro and college sports. His band, Relic Hearts, performed stateside and also internationally. He toured locally and throughout the state playing thousands of songs which he wrote himself. His families are immensely proud of him.

Affectionately known as “Boss”, Aaron was a warm and loving person with an infectious smile and laugh. He was truly ONE-OF-A-KIND! Growing up, he loved his cousins, Kathleen, Scott, Dan, Justin, Judd and Jordan so very much and enjoyed spending time with all of them. The “boys” drove Gram Wagner crazy at times with all their mischievous antics, but she loved them with all her heart. Aaron mercilessly teased his cousins on his father’s side, Michelle and Nicole.

A viewing will be held Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. at Grace UMC, 101 Logan St., Lewistown, with Pastor Dick Williams officiating. All CDC Covid-19 guidelines will apply, so please wear a mask.

Following the funeral service, interment will take place at Pine Glen Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Lewistown.

If family and friends desire, memorial contributions in Aaron’s memory may be made to: Grace UMC, 101 Logan St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

All arrangements are under the care and direction of Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes, Inc., Woodlawn, 200 N. Main St. Lewistown. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.hellerhoenstine

funeralhome.com.