Obituary of Grant Charles
Grant Charles of New Hampton, NY a retired self-employed TV Repairman and a lifelong resident of the area, entered into rest on Friday, June 15, 2018 at home. He was 92.
The son of the late Alex Zolendjeski & Eugenia “Effie” Majowski Zolendjeski, he was born September 29, 1925 in New Hampton, NY.
He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII on an anti-aircraft gun crew aboard several destroyers. After WWII he enlisted in the Army followed by service in the naval reserves.
Grant was a member of the PLAV Post 16 in Pine Island. He loved gardening, raising chickens, fishing, cooking and polka dancing. He also enjoyed road trips to visit the kids with his beloved Boston terriers to destinations across the US including many trips with his buddies to Rhode Island. His repair shop in the backyard was a social gathering spot especially during football and hunting season.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Mary Lou Charles; son, Grant Michael Charles & wife Irene; daughter, Ruth “Rudy” Charles; granddaughter, Maria Charles; along with many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by 5 sisters, Lillian Campbell, Stella Minkus, Jennie Majowitz, Sylvia Olszewski & Emma Molnar; 5 brothers, Ernest, Daniel, John, Howard & Arthur.
Memorial visitation will be held on Friday June 22nd from 3-5pm at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 690 Co. Rt# 1, Pine Island, NY 10969.
Memorial service will be held 5PM Friday evening at the funeral home.
Burial will be held Saturday, June 23rd 9AM at O.C. Veteran’s Cemetery, Goshen, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.
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