Charles Monroe “Monty” Ahlum, age 85, died Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at his home in Sunset Beach, NC. Monty was born in Trenton, NJ on May 3, 1938, to Lawrence and Louisa Linington Ahlum. He attended Neshaminy High in Langhorne PA where he excelled in both baseball and football and was inducted into his high school Football Hall of Fame. It was here where he met the love of his life and wife of 65 years, Margaret “Peggy” Light.
Monty joined the United States Army in 1956 where he served in the Army Security Agency. He received his degree from Rider College. Thereafter, he spent 40 years working in the Steel Service Industry, as a salesman and later as General Manager.
Following in his love for sports, Monty spent many years coaching Little League Baseball and Football. In 1978, he started the first traveling baseball program (the Warwick Phillies) in Lititz, PA which is still going strong today. In addition, Monty loved the beach. This love led him and Peggy to North Myrtle Beach where they spent many years watching their expanding family grow. They ultimately retired to Sandpiper Bay at Sunset Beach.
Nothing was more important to Monty than family. His love for family and being a father, grandfather and devoted husband were paramount to him. His love and dedication to them always came first. Monty is survived by his loving wife Margaret “Peggy” Light Ahlum, sons Greg Charles Ahlum (Emily) of Charlotte, Scott Michael Ahlum (Donna) of Oak Island, and his grandsons Stuart Ahlum, William Ahlum, Ryan Ahlum and Jack Ahlum
A Private Memorial Service will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Lower Cape Fear Life Care.
Online condolences may be made at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com
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