Charlotte Goodwin Aubrey


Aubrey, Charlotte Goodwin, 91, Johnstown, died August 5, 2019 at Windber Hospice. Born October 8, 1927 to the late Martin and Marie (Brewton) Goodwin. Preceded in death by husband, Raimonde Aubrey; sister, Martha Adams; and grandson, Griffin Lucas Aubrey. Survived by children, Adrienne Aubrey Moldow, Johnstown; Angela Duckworth (Dennis), OH; Martin Aubrey (Cynthia), CO; grandchildren, Collyn and Colton Aubrey; Megan Hedden; Lacey Moldow; a niece; and nephews. Charlotte was a graduate of Valdosta State University and completed postgraduate studies at UPJ and IUP. She taught for 35 years in the Richland School District and was the president of the Johnstown Symphony Auxiliary for 9 years. For 50 years, Charlotte was the soloist at First Lutheran Church on Vine St. and a private voice teacher for 60 years with her husband. Together they taught many outstanding students. She starred at the Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown where she performed many leading roles and performed as a soloist with the Johnstown Symphony with one of her most memorable performances being "Carmen". Charlotte was the honoree in arts and letters in the YWCA 2007 Tribute to Woman. Her life passions were her many gifts relating to music; her singing, mentoring of students to be their very best, developing the whole person and doing it with "vim, vigor, and vitality". She was a force to be reckoned with and had many endearing names, "The diva of Johnstown", Mrs. A, and Mom. There will be no other like her. Sing with the angels, Mama. A private celebration of Charlotte's life will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Griffin Lucas Aubrey Creative Spirit Scholarship, , Johnstown Symphony Auxiliary, or the Music Ministry at First Lutheran Church. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., "Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care." Condolences may be made at
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Eileen La Porta Elliott
Aug 19, 2019
Adrienne, Martin, and Angela, I am sorry as you mourn the loss of your mom. She was one of a kind. What an exciting, talented, and loving person she was. She and your father were quite a team. i took voice lessons from them during my junior high and high school years. Charlotte could demonstrate so perfectly what Raimonde was trying to get me to sing. She was so happy and giving.
Aug 17, 2019
I was a student of Charlotte and Raimonde Aubrey throughout my middle school and high school years. Many fond memories and they guided me throughout my singing career.
Rest In Peace beautiful and talented diva! I know you are singing with the angels💞
Evelyn Chagnon
Aug 13, 2019
“Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.”
Craig Trimble
Aug 13, 2019
My condolences to Adrienne. Angie and Marty. Charlotte was a wonderful artist. A great voice. The most charismatic person in the room. I remember Charlotte and Raymond for the positive influence they had on my early adulthood. Both were the best friends of my parents in Richland. RIP Charlotte.
Aug 12, 2019
I never had Mrs. Aubrey as a teacher but everybody in school knew her, she was vivacious and talented. Also, her husband lead the church choir at Saint Gregory‘s for a time and I believe it never sounded so good. Sorry for your loss
Harriet Horner Zierer
Aug 11, 2019
So sorry to learn of her passing. She and her husband gave me voice lessons for a short time. She was a beautiful person inside and outside.
Kim Cuppett Salopek
Aug 11, 2019
I’m so very sorry and sad to hear of her passing. She was my 2nd grade teacher, and I’ll always remember her. She was such a wonderful teacher. I’ll also always remember her very beautiful voice. My heartfelt prayers and condolences to her family. May God bring you much peace and comfort.
Rebecca Marsh
Aug 11, 2019
I loved Mrs. Aubrey. She taught me in Richland elementary school and I also had voice lessons from her for a few years. She was a special lady. Rest in peace dear angel.
Anne (Neuder) Mahon. .
Aug 11, 2019
So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. My sympathies to you all. May she rest in peace
Dave Seitz
Aug 11, 2019
Adrienne, Angie, Marty and families: I am very sorry to read of your Mom's passing. What a great, long life! I have such wonderful memories of growing up across the street from the Aubrey family. Your Mom was the last parent to leave the neighborhood. She's with your Dad again! The heavenly choir is receiving voice lessons now! My best wishes to all.
Jeanne M LaPortaClark
Aug 09, 2019
The memories of studying voice with Mrs. Aubrey are indelible. A grand lady with an incredible talent and a heart for sharing! She was an inspiration to me and so many others. Rest in peace, beautiful lady! My sincere condolences to Adrienne, Angie, Marty, and all of the family.
Kelsi Yingling
Aug 08, 2019
The world lost an incredibly influential and loving woman. A woman who instilled discipline, compassion and service to community in young singers. Mrs. A was a wonderful teacher and mentor who taught us to use our voices and music to help others and make a difference, and doing so with love and grace. I wouldn’t be where I am without this woman, and her impact will certainly live on. I know she is in heaven leading her new choir of angels! 🎶❤️
Michele (Altman) Newton
Aug 08, 2019
My first real-life experience witnessing "how to enter a room" was Mrs. Aubrey. Following in the footsteps of my aunts, I took voice lessons from Mr. & Mrs. Aubrey in their home studio when I was in high school and college. When Mrs. Aubrey burst into the middle of a voice lesson to demonstrate the sound that Mr. Aubrey was helping me work toward, the energy in the room went up. She could be intimidating. She was incredibly talented. I appreciated that she felt that I was up to the task and challenged me. I love that you selected this photo of her to share. I remember this picture of her hanging in the home studio - a beautiful, talented soprano. I don't know how we got so lucky to have this... powerhouse couple in Johnstown so willing to share their talent and experience, but they both are teachers that I will forever treasure. My condolences to the family. Thank you for sharing your mother and grandmother with so many grateful students.Read more
Rose LaPorta Dorsey
Aug 08, 2019
My heart goes out to the family for the loss of such a special woman. I am grateful for the gift of singing she and Mr. Aubrey gave me. It has enhanced my life and I never would have been able to sing without their training. I had an average voice until I took lessons from them. They built what I have today. Please except my sincere sympathies. She was one of a kind. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Pam Mullen
Aug 08, 2019
Adrienne and family, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Nicole Kotzan Kalista
Aug 08, 2019
My sincere condolences are extended to Mrs. Aubrey’s family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. As her former second grade student, I can attest that Mrs. Aubrey was “marvelous, simply marvelous.”
Nicole Kotzan Kalista
Aug 08, 2019
My sincere condolences to Mrs. Aubrey’s family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. As her former second grade student, I can attest that Mrs. Aubrey was “simply marvelous darling, simply marvelous.”
Ty Harper
Aug 08, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear Charlotte passed.
I loved her.
Nathan Harter
Aug 08, 2019
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Aug 08, 2019
Rest in peace, you were truly a amazing lady,
Gloria Hemminger
Aug 08, 2019
My sincere condolences for the loss of your Mom. May God give you comfort and peace.
Val Wingard Bowser
Aug 07, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Charlotte’s passing. May she RIP.
Karen Taleff
Aug 07, 2019
Adrienne and family, Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your Mother, and Grandmother! May she Rest In Peace! God Bless you all! She will forever remain in your hearts!
Hindman Funeral Home
Aug 07, 2019