Charles J. Byrne (Charlie)

Charles J. Byrne (Charlie) - Rochester Cremation

Charles J. Byrne (Charlie) of Rochester, NY, formerly of Melbourne, FL, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2023 at The Highlands of Brighton.  Born in Coatbridge, Scotland on August 29, 1935,  Charlie served in the US Navy then went on to become an Electrical Engineer.  He contracted with companies such as IBM, Harris Communication, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and NASA.  Among the projects Charlie worked on were the Boeing 747, NASA Space Shuttles and the electronics for the camera that took the picture of man’s first steps on the moon.  

Charlie is predeceased by his parents Patrick J. Byrne and Anne Byrne, his brother Jackie Byrne, sister Anne Marie Stark (Norman) and sons Mark C. Byrne (Phyllis) and Colin M. Byrne.  He is survived by his former wife Nan M. Byrne, his children Lee (Kelley) Byrne, Maire (Michael) Francisco, Glynis K. Byrne, Stuart C. Byrne, and Erin A. Byrne, 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. 

A private service for family will be held at Christ Our Light Chapel at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery on Tuesday, August 15th, 2023 at 1:00 pm. 


9 Condolences

  1. Debbie Barlow on August 6, 2023 at 8:16 am

    To Charlie’s family and friends: My name is Debbie. I took care of Charlie at Grandville. He was one of my favorite residents! He was stubborn though. We had many nice conversations. I’d take him out for his smokes. He will be missed. RIP Charlie!

  2. The Byrne Family on August 6, 2023 at 10:37 pm

    Thank you Debbie.

  3. Lauri on August 7, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    Charlie you will always be “Handsome” to me.

    • Maire on August 8, 2023 at 11:45 pm

      Thank you Lauri.

  4. Veterans Outreach on August 8, 2023 at 1:09 pm

    The Veterans Outreach Center extends our deepest sympathy in Charles’ passing.
    We acknowledge and our truly grateful for his service to our country.

  5. Robin Heizyk on August 9, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    Glynis and family, so sorry to hear about Charlie! I knew Charlie from Grande Ville when I worked there. He could be a cherry one, but he was a nice guy.

    • The Byrne Family on August 9, 2023 at 9:03 pm

      Thank you Robin. I remember talking to you about my dad. Thanks for thinking of him and our family.

  6. Peggy Ferguson Healy on August 9, 2023 at 4:36 pm


    I wish I could be with all of you on the 15th. I will be thinking about you.

    • The Byrne Family on August 9, 2023 at 9:02 pm

      Thank you Peggy. We wish you could be here too>

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