Rochester, N.Y. September 18, 2021 at the age of 88.
Charles is predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Rose Marie and his daughter, Christine.
He is survived by sons Mark (Nancy Mckeon) and Steve (Sue), daughters Mary (Frank) Battaglia, Virginia (William) Quinn, and Charlene, along with 9 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. Charles is also survived by his two sisters, Shirley Vella and Beverly Thompson
After being widowed, Charles was lucky to have had Joan Hutchings for the last twenty years to find joy and love again. He is also survived by many loving family and friends.
Charles retired from Eastman Kodak/Digital Company in 1996. He was an avid golfer, who had a hole in one on hole number 3 at Braemar Country Club, and an enthusiastic Buffalo Bills fan.
Charles is a veteran of the United States Army during the Korean War.
Thank you to the UR Medicine Hospice Care and their staff for their compassionate care for Charles. The family would like to say thank you for all the support you gave to him and our family.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Charles can be made to UR Medicine Hospice Care at https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/home-care/hospice-care/donations.aspx
Charles’ Visitation will be held on Thursday September 23, 2021 from 2-4pm with a service following from 4-5 pm. at Arndt Funeral Home, 1118 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14626.
My heart is heavy as I write this message. I have the most wonderful memories of Uncle Carl! Sunday dinners on McNaughton Street were filled with so many people & so much laughter. Sliding down the stairs and playing the piano while all the grown ups sat around the kitchen table and drank coffee is what I recall … and it makes me smile. I know that Uncle Carl was really my cousin, but because my dad often shared the story that the two of them shared a room growing up and he also said “Carl is like a brother to me!”….. he will always be Uncle Carl to me. He looks so much like Uncle ChuChu in this photo that I can hardly believe the resemblance. Time passes so quickly, but the wonderful memories of the people who have shown me so much love are alive in my heart… and I will treasure them for my lifetime. Please try to find comfort in the love I feel for your family and the prayers I will continue to say for you all during this difficult time. God Bless all who were fortunate enough to know my Uncle Carl. With Love, Mary Kay Schwartzmeier Corcoran
My memories of Uncle Carl are filled with a sense of gratitude for having him be a part of my life. I spent a great deal of time growing up with my cousins and at family gatherings on holidays. Uncle Carl was a rock and a great role model. I always felt like I was one of the kids when I was in his house. He always made feel welcome. Over the last couple of days I have had many memories — building a cabin without the benefit of power tools is one of them. What fun and what a challenge! The clam cook outs and of course the meals we all shared. He was always willing to listen to me and share his thoughts. I know that I will always remember him and will miss him.
My thoughts of sympathy for what you are all going through at this difficult time are being sent to all of you. No matter how much we talked and laughed “Dad” was always “the very silent one” at all our family get togethers but you always knew how much it meant to him that we were “all together” and how much he “loved us all”. Your Dad was a gentle, kind man who was always willing to help out with whatever home improvement projects we would come up with and also some “unforeseen emergencies”, lol. He was a loving Grandfather to our sons and a man I was grateful to have had as my father in law. May all of you now reflect on and cherish your memories and may the thoughts of your Dad and Grandfather, Brother, Uncle or Friend bring you comfort and smiles.
Mark and Family, Ken and I send our condolences to you all. We did not know Mark’s father, but we know Mark who is with Ken’s mom, Nancy McKeon. Mark has been a blessing to our family, so when there is sadness in his family, there is sadness and loss in ours. Praying that your memories stay strong in your hearts to all family members.
Ken and Mary McKeon and family