Charles M. Harrison

February 11, 1928 - February 28, 2017

Age 89, a resident of the East Side Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Warsaw died February 28, 2017 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw.

He was born February 11, 1928 in Buffalo, NY son of the late George and Marjorie Harrison. Charles was a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Geneseo and his master’s degree from the University at Buffalo. Charles served as an education administrator for many years with Genesee-Wyoming BOCES in Batavia.

Charles was a longtime member of both the Lions Club and the Kiwanis Club and attended the United Methodist Churches in Batavia and Churchville. He was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling.

Charles was predeceased by his first wife, Frances Coddington and his second wife, Martha Bates, his son, John Harrison and his sister, Jeanne Haskins.

Surviving are his son, Jeffrey (Paula) Harrison of Bedford, NH; his daughters, Cindy (Ralph) Evans of Orangeville, Jody (Terry) Clark of Lexington, KY, Debbie Bates of Sandusky, NY; his grandchildren, Amanda Garner, Tracy Harrison, Sally Evans, Jameson Evans, Jody Stephens, Sam Clark, Max Clark, Jessica Eaton and Allisyn Eaton; great grandchildren, Caroline, Toby and Abigail Stephens, Hudson Garner, Wallace and Findley Harlow; his identical twin brother, Chase Harrison of Dearborn, MI.

There are no calling hours. Charles’ memorial service will be held Sunday, March 5 at 2 PM at the Varysburg Valley Gospel Church, 2442 Route 20A, Varysburg, NY to be followed by a light meal at the church. Private burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Canisteo, NY. Arrangements are being completed by Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, Warsaw.

Important Dates

March 5, 2017 : Memorial service for Charles M. Harrison at the Varysburg Valley Gospel Church - 2:00 PM

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Mar 7.17 from Mary Lou Schmidt:
I worked with Charlie for 15 years at Genesee-Wyoming BOCES, the last 10 as his personal assistant. He was a wonderful man to work for and with, very caring and sensitive as well as professional and dedicated to his work. Condolences to his family and friends. He will truly be remembered as a very special man.

Mar 5.17 from Cathy Moore Norton:
My condolences to the family. Charlie and my mother were classmates and friends. When I graduated from college he hired me as a special ed teacher for BOCES. He was a wonderful person and helped me to become a better teacher. He was so good with my little people.

Mar 4.17 from Mike and Marilyn Kinney:
We are so sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. He was such a good man! He was a true gentleman and a caring educator. He had a positive effect on all those who were lucky enough to know him. We wish we could be at his services tomorrow.

Mar 3.17 from Bonnie Bowman:
Cindy and Ralph,
I was sorry to hear of Cindy's Dad passing. Cherish the memories you have of him and the comfort they will bring you.
With Sympathy
Bonnie Bowman