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Charles T. 'Chuck' Burlingame

April 8, 2019

charles-t-burlingameCharles T. "Chuck" Burlingame, 80, of Clayton passed away Monday, April 8, 2019, at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, NY.

A graveside service will be held in Clayton Cemetery on Saturday June 1st, 2019 at 11:00 am with military honors. There are no calling hours and arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.

Chuck was born in Hornell, NY on April 27, 1938, son of William M. and Rena H. Talbot Burlingame. He graduated from Hornell High School in 1956 and received his BS from Cornell University. On September 10, 1960 he married Leona A. "Lee" White and were married 46 years when she passed on June 13, 2007.

He was a member of the United States Coast Guard, entering on Feb, 12, 1961, serving over 30 years and was placed on the retired reserve list on April 27, 1998 in the rank of Commander/0-5. He was Plant Manager for Blue Seal Feeds, first in Arcade and then in Watertown for a total of 28 years, serving Watertown for 13. Chuck enjoyed his life on the river which included boating, hunting, woodworking, and especially spending time with his daughter and grandchildren. Chuck was a longtime supporter of and volunteer at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY. He served in a wide variety of roles, primarily as a fully credentialed captain aboard the museum's in-water fleet.

He is survived by his daughter, Sherri L. Burlingame-Kall, Liverpool, NY, two grandchildren; Katie L. Kozak and her husband Scott, Painted Post, NY and Carrie C. Kall, Liverpool, NY, and sister, Eileen Burlingame-Sengstock, Apollo Beach, FL. Along with his wife, he is predeceased by his niece, Christine Sengstock Kazor.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Antique Boat Museum 750 Mary Street, Clayton, New York 13624. Online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#6 Geprge, Miriam Bowes 2019-05-27 20:42
Chuck was a good friend and will be missed by us. We always enjoyed visiting with him either at his home or ours. We had been friends for over forty years and worked together in Real Estate. Our thoughts and prayers to Sherri and family.
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#5 Rick Carr 2019-05-02 11:46
I am very saddened to hear of Chuck's passing. He was a great person and we shared over a 20 year friendship.
I still smile every time I trip over the tiny steps he built between the camps that he was so proud of. My condolences to Sherri and her family. Chuck will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
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#4 Gault Farrell 2019-04-28 16:25
I am saddened to learn of Chuck's passing. He was a good friend and comrade during my tenure as a captain with him at the Antique Boat Museum. I have fond memories of our early morning chats while preparing the ride boat for the day's cruises. I am forever grateful to him for petitioning and succeeding in getting the administration to allow the captains to have an hour off for a break during the many hot and busy summer days. I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to his family for I know he will be sorely missed by all including me.
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#3 Robert M. Weldon 2019-04-23 21:57
Chuck was such a wonderful man. He took his job seriously and was prepared. He previewed property before he showed it! On a personal level he was a
likeable , enjoyable, sincere, and a true friend. Rest in peace my friend.
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#2 Troy Smith 2019-04-23 20:38
I am so sad to hear of the passing of Chuck. I first met him as my real estate agent and I liked him right away. After helping me find my house we continued to stay friends. I occasionally would stop by his house and he would always welcome me as if I were family. Definitely one of the good guys. I will miss Chuck.

Troy Smith
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#1 Michael Folsom 2019-04-22 18:00
Very saddened to learn of Chuck's passing. He was a pleasure to work with during my time at the Antique Boat Museum and I enjoyed his conversations. I am sure he will be greatly missed. Many thoughts and prayers.
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