Charlie’s died of a sudden brain hemorrhage on August 22, 2021 at age 88.
He was born in Waterloo, NY, in 1933, number 8 out of 9. Charlie is survived by his favorite wife Sara (54 years), 4 children, 3 lovely granddaughters, and several grand puppies. Bloomfield, NY, was his home for the last 52 years.
Charles attended Waterloo HS, played football, smoked behind the gym, jumped off bridges into the canal, and eventually graduated. Joined the Navy and served 4 years during the Korean War as a corpsman (a medic — can you imagine?) He supported and advocated for Honor Flight of Rochester. He earned a BS in education at SUNY Brockport. Also took grad courses at UD and LSU. Taught math and coached various sports in Dansville and Rush Henrietta.Taught adjunct courses at MCC and FLCC. Bowling and golf were Charlie’s passions until he started running at age 46. Known as The Running Machine, Charlie ran short and long races, completed a marathon in every state and a couple foreign countries. He then moved up to 50K, 50 mile, 100K races. And 100 mile trail runs. He was named to the GRTC Hall of Fame. Charlie initiated and directed at least 34 benefit races. Runners especially liked his Sweetheart Smorgasbord Race. His Old Goat Trail Runs were also popular (among those who didn’t get lost). To make Sara happy, Charlie started hiking, too. He became an Adirondack 46er and Winter 46er. He did the 2 day Rim to Rim to Rim of the Grand Canyon 3 times, climbed 14ers in Colorado, hiked in Switzerland and the UK, and summited Mt. Kilimanjaro at age 68.
Charlie’s attitude in life was “don’t worry, be happy, let somebody else worry”.
We will miss him.
A good life.
Shared a few of his good times.
Thoughts go out to Sara and his four kids.
And some of our activities together with Shirley and our 3 kids.
Never got into running.
I Did summit Mt Kilimanjaro at age 74.
Rest In Peace Charlie. You ran a good life.
My deepest condolences to Sara and family. Charlie was one of a kind and a friend to all.
There’s a saying: “It’s not how long a life you live, but what you pack into it that matters.” Charlie was blessed to have both. He will be missed.
Charlie was a fun colleague at RH. Definitely loved his bowling. Sad to hear of his passing. Our thoughts, prayers and blessings to Sarah, children, grandkids and the puppies.
Cousin Charlie — what a great, special and unique guy. Didn’t talk much about his accomplishments. Had to prod him to talk about himself. When he and Marnie stayed with us in CA, we finally learned a little more. Ross and I loved having him here. Charlie inherited that Sabatine wit that sometimes hid the softie that he was. He loved Sara, his soulmate, and the kids so much and was so proud. That… he willingly talked about. He made a mark in this world but always had his priorities straight – family first.
Will miss having you there, cuz.
Love, Jan ❤️
Cousin Charlie – a unique and special guy.
Did much in his life but spoke little about it.Except his family. He loved his soulmate, Sara, and his family and would willingly talk about them. Ross and I loved when he visited us in CA. He had that Sabatine wit that sometimes hid the softie that he was. I will miss your not being there, cuz.
We in Dansville remember Mr. Sabatine, especially the DCHS Class of 1965! Sorry to learn of his passing.
He was a great teacher, demanding coach, and loving mentor! He was my track coach at RH in the 80s and I occasionally bumped into him at Mendon Ponds while I was walking around and he as usual was running. Thanks Coach for always pushing me to be my best! Rest in Heavenly Peace!