Over the years Charles had been employed at Westinghouse in Horseheads, and at Sylvania in Towanda, but his true life’s vocation was his dairy farm where he raised his family . He had been active in the Open Hand Grange as well as being a 4-H leader, where he helped to instill into the young members of his group a love and respect for the land and all living things in general. He further served his community as a member of the school board and as LeRoy Township’s Fire Warden. Most importantly he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who placed his family’s well-being at the top of his priorities list.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen, at home; sons Richard Paul (& Elaine) Palmer, Naples, FL., L. Neal Palmer, LeRoy Township; daughters Linda Susan (& John) Swayze, Towanda, Penny Jean (& Steve) Wheeler, LeRoy Township, brother Dean (& Delores) Palmer, Cogan Station, sister Virginia Morse, Canton, ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Charles’ life took place Saturday, April 11th at the East Canton United Methodist Church with Pastor Diane Bentley officiating.
Professional services were been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home. Canton. (morseandkleesefuneralhome.com)