Oxbow - Charles Eugene Halladay passed away at the age of 84 on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Canton Potsdam Hospital, where he had been a patient for a few days, with his family at his side.
Charles was born at home in Theresa, NY on October 28, 1929, the son of Elmer Eugene Halladay and Beulah Belle Nier Halladay. He was the oldest of four sisters and one brother, Betty Lou Halladay Hayes (predeceased), June Marie Halladay Gilbert (Ogdensburg, NY), Shirley Mae Halladay (and Ronald) Collura (Kendall, NY), Gary Glenn (and Marin) Halladay (North Stratford, NH) and Gloria Jean Meicht (predeceased).
Charles graduated from Newcomb Central High School in June 1948 and enlisted in the United States Navy July 24, 1948. He served in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged as a Machinist Mate Third Class on June 25, 1952. After his discharge he worked on the farm with his father. In 1964, Charles joined the Naval Reserves.
Charles married Louise Mary Raven on September 6, 1953 at the Heuvelton Methodist Church.
Charles and Louise Halladay have four children, Shelene Ann Halladay (and Richard) Atkinson of Harrisville, NY, Michael Gene Halladay (and companion Pam Fineout) of Belfort, NY, Charles Daniel Norris Halladay of Philadelphia, NY, and Ronald Wendall Halladay (and Cheryl) of Hermon, NY.
They have 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Charles and Louise celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in September of 2013 with family members.
Charles worked on the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway in Massena, NY. He worked on road projects after finishing with the Seaway. In 1960, the couple bought a farm in Oxbow and returned to farming. They sold the cattle and machinery in 1964.
Charles worked at Gouverneur Talc Mines from 1965 to 1970 and then went back to construction until 1972. In 1972, he went to work for the State of NY as a stationary engineer at the State Office Building in Watertown, NY until his retirement in 1991.
He resided most of his married life in Oxbow, NY and was a member of the Oxbow Fire Department and the Philadelphia American Legion, Robert Markwick Post #798. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities. He loved and enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Arrangements are with Frederick Bros. Funeral Home of Theresa, NY. Services will be Friday, December 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm at the Oxbow Presbyterian Church with CH Keith E. Kilgore, USA Chaplin – Ret. officiating.
There will be calling hours from 1:00-3:00 pm at the church. A reception will be at the church following the service.
Donations may be made to the Oxbow Presbyterian Church, the Oxbow Fire Department or the Canton -Potsdam Hospital, Leroy St., Potsdam, NY.
Condolences may be made at www.fredericbrosfuneralhome.com.
Saturday, April 25, 2015, Watertown, NY
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