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.