Charles Richard Pelic of Kill Devil Hills, September 3

By on September 14, 2023

Charles R Pelic, age 97, of Ambridge Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on Sunday September 3, 2023, in Spring Arbor of the Outer Banks, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Chuck lived a long and illustrious life filled with challenges, fun, and laughter with very loving children, who supported him after his beloved wife Elizabeth passed 30 years ago.  He was married to Betty for 43 years.

Chuck is survived by his daughter Linda Pelic-Stradtman (Terry M. Stradtman) of Avondale, PA and his son Charles A. Pelic (Beth Washler Pelic) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, his son-in-law Robert A. Ross from Nags Head, NC; His Grandchildren: Lauren Ross Peeples (Andrew) of Columbus, Ohio, Elizabeth Stradtman (Benjamin Diaz) of Baltimore, MD, and Sarah Washler Matheny (Cameron) and Molly Washler Kalb (Tyler) both from Cedar Rapids, Iowa; He has 5 Great Grandchildren: Henry and Emily Peeples, Max and Griffin Matheny, and Brooks Kalb; Nieces Lisa Listorti and Margie Mihalic; Nephews Ronald and Robert Miskulin and Paul Mihalic.

Chuck was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Bilo Pelic, his eldest daughter Charlotte Ann Ross from Nags Head, NC and his daughter-in-law Denise Quigley Pelic from Ottumwa, Iowa; His parents Helene Belobrajdycz and Anton Pelic from Ravna Gora, Croatia; His sisters Ann Mihalic and Mary Miskulin and brothers Anthony (Tonch) and Albert Pelic all from the Ambridge Area in Pennsylvania.

Chuck was born July 27, 1926 and raised in Ambridge, PA. In 1944, Chuck went to serve in the U. S. Army during World War II and spent time in Camp Croft in North Carolina for boot camp. Chuck’s stories were mesmerizing.  He described the first time he ever saw oysters and okra. Coming from Western Pennsylvania, where neither item had ever been seen before let alone served on a plate to eat, he took one look at what they were serving and described both as too slimy and too disgustingly mushy looking to eat, so he had a half gallon of ice cream at the KP instead. Chuck talked of the ship convoy he was part of that left New York City and sailed to Europe.  He spent time fighting in France and Germany, where he was wounded in combat and left for dead but was picked up and taken to a hospital in France.  He would never talk about the bad things he experienced overseas, only the funny things. When he came home from the hospital in France, Chuck worked at National Electric and J&L Steel in Ambridge for most of his life and was proud of the work they did making steel girders for bridges and electrical wiring for buildings and telephone lines.

Chuck was also an entrepreneur owning his own gas service station in Ambridge and car detailing business. He was an engineer at heart but lacked formal training.  He could fix and build just about anything from doll houses for his granddaughters to creating a large deck in his backyard.  Chuck was extremely creative and liked reconditioning cars as well as building model cars, airplanes, and ships which included adding those incredibly small details to each item he produced.  He was extremely creative, solving various problems in his workshop where he owned just about every tool imaginable.  An animal lover at heart, Chuck was always taking in stray animals he found or the ones that found him.  At one point, he had as many as 2 dogs and 6 cats living in his home.  Chuck hand fed the squirrels and chipmunks on his property, and he always had room for any of God’s creatures who needed a warm place to stay.

A celebration of Chucks life will be held in 2024.  In lieu of flowers, please honor Chuck’s legacy by donating in his memory to your local animal shelter or Wounded Warrior Project.  Gallop Funeral Services is entrusted with the arrangements. Please share your condolences with the family at



Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: RooÔ¨Āng

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


Sussex Development is soliciting bids to turnkey supply and install FF&E for the new Tulls Creek Elementary School, 125 Campus Drive, Moyock, NC27929. This project is a new ground-up 2-story, Pre-K thru 5th grade school, approximately 118,000 square feet. Bid documents may be obtained through Christopher West Interiors LLC. Request bid documents via email to Pre-Bid RFIs will be accepted via email until Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 5:00PM EST. Pricing proposals are due Wednesday, August 14, 2024 by 5:00PM EST. All bids and inquires to be sent to Certified NC Hub, MBE, WBE, DBE, SBE are highly encouraged to participate. Sussex Development is an EOE and maintains a drug-free workplace.


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