Gouverneur – Charles L. Stowell, 93, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the Kinney Nursing Home, Gouverneur.

The funeral service will be held Monday, February 4th at 11:00 am at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur with Rev. Beth Benham, pastor of the Gouverneur United Methodist Church officiating and burial in Oxbow Cemetery.

Calling hours will be Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 and 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Charles was born July 26, 1919 in Gouverneur, the son of Charles W. and Ella Thompson Stowell.

Charles attended Gouverneur schools and served in the United States Marine Corps from 1944 until 1946.

He was employed at Central Garage, worked on the railroad, and was employed at St. Joe Minerals over 30 years, retiring in August of 1984. Charles resided at 52 Smith Street all his life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Charles was married to Verna Mary Hunter and Shirley Mae Arnold.

Charles is survived by sons Carlton Stowell, Alton and Vicky Stowell, Mary Marcellus, Lynn and Lorraine Stowell, all of Gouverneur, two stepchildren Linda and Richard Shirley of Elmdale, Kenneth and Edie Stowell of Massena, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his wife Shirley, his parents, three brothers Melvin, Maynard, and Wallace Stowell, and two sisters Ethel Finley and Lena Storie.

Memorial donations may be made to the Kinney Nursing Home, 57 W. Barney Street, Gouverneur, NY 13642.