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Charles E. Heath

December 18, 2015

Charles E HeathCharles E. Heath, 81, Thousand Island Park, passed away Friday, December 18, 2015, at River Hospital, Alexandria Bay.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton on Tuesday, December 22, from 4 - 7PM. The funeral service will be Wednesday, December 23, at 10AM in the Thousand Island Park Chapel, 42895 St. Lawrence Ave., TI Park, NY 13692, with Rev. Donald L. Briant presiding. Private burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Wellesley Island. There will be a memorial service in the summer at a time and date to be announced.

Charles was born in TI Park on June 11, 1934, son of Glenn L. and Eva M. Eager Heath. He graduated from LaFargeville Central School and attended Canton ATC. On November 7, 1953 he married Mabel A. "Mamie" Denner at the Alexandria Bay Methodist Church with Rev. Walter Dobie officiating.

For 33 years he worked for Smith Transport, Wellesley Island as an over the road driver. Charles also was a US Mail contractor for over 50 years and a former Code Enforcement Officer for the Town of Orleans. He was a member of the Clayton United Methodist Church, TI Park Corp. Board, Teamsters Union, National Guard, LaFargeville Central School Board, Wellesley Island Church Board of Directors, and was a life member of the Wellesley Island Fire Dept. He was active with Boy Scouts. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and was an avid dancer, boater, and loved the St. Lawrence River. He also enjoyed guitar and banjo, golf, traveling, fishing, and hunting.

Besides his wife of 62 years, Mamie, Charles is survived by his two sons and their wives, Stephen W. and Diane W. Heath, Baldwinsville and Chris E. and Nancy T. Heath, TI Park; four grandchildren, Kristy Carey, Megan Krause, and Ryan and Nicole Heath; three great grandchildren, Teddy, Charlie, and Lucie; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Patricia R. Farr.

Donations in his name may be made to either Wellesley Island Fire Dept., PO Box 250, Wellesley Island, NY 13640 or River Hospital, 19 Fuller St., Alexandria Bay, NY 13607. Online condolences to Charles' family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com

42895 St. Lawrence Ave., TI Park, NY 13692

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#61 Marjorie Pardue 2015-12-29 07:52
Dear Mamie, We are truly saddened to hear of your precious Charlie's passing. A true TIP icon! His parting affects us all. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. Waymon & Marjorie (Leonard) Pardue
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#60 Ron and Holly Terra 2015-12-28 09:36
Steve, Chris, and Entire Family,
I just learned of this passing as we were out of the country. I am so sorry to hear the news. I know how special he was to you all. My deepest sympathy goes out to you all. Much love, the Terras.
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#59 Dick and Renate Ecka 2015-12-25 10:15
Dear Mamie,

Your are in our thoughts and prayers.
What a wonderful dance pair you too were!
Love, Dick and Renate
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#58 John Loop 2015-12-23 10:20
So sad to hear of his passing. His "life story" is yet another example of how the nurturing powers the river and the amazing park community can promote such a long wonderful life. My thought and prayers are with the Heath family.
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#57 Gary French 2015-12-23 05:24
Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya. Rest in peace, Charlie.
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#56 Kate & David Johnson 2015-12-22 18:25
We are very sorry for your sad loss of Charlie. He seemed to have music in his heart and soul. He had amazing ethics for work and for life. What a wonderful example he has set for future generations. It won't be the same around the River without him.
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#55 Jane Gillett & Rod S 2015-12-22 17:57
Dear Mamie and family:
We are so sorry to hear about Charlie's passing.
He will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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#54 Bob & Ada May Fearon 2015-12-22 16:58
We have lost a dear friend but retain many happy memories, including days of bass fishing on the St.Lawrence River. Our thoughts and prayers go with Mamie, Steve and Chris and families.
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#53 Chris & Carol Marcy 2015-12-22 16:25
Dear Steve, Diane and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will be thinking about you this week and will keep everyone in our prayers.
With much sympathy,
Chris and Carol Marcy
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#52 Kathleen D Thompson 2015-12-22 16:14
Chris and Family,

So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, especially at this time of year. May your memories of past Christmas' and other happy times get you through the days ahead. Will keep you all in my prayers.

~kdt~
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