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Obituary: Charles Golding

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Charles Golding

SELKIRK – Charles Golding, 88, passed away peacefully at his residence on Thursday, July 6, 2023.

Charles was born in Bennington, Vermont, on Feb. 4, 1935, a son of the late Charles W. and Elizabeth Pellerin Golding. The family moved to East Worcester, NY, in 1947.  Charles graduated from Worcester Central School in 1953. He then entered the Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1956. 

Charles began working at North American Cement in Howes Cave, and married the former Patricia Milavec in June 1959. They had three children, David, Joyce and James.  The family moved to Selkirk and he worked as Maintenance Manager at Blue Circle Cement (now LaFarge), retiring in 1997. He then drove a school bus for Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District for 14 years.

Charles was active in Boy Scouts and Hudson Valley Little League, and was a lector at St. Patrick’s Church in Ravena for a number of years. He played golf at Sycamore Golf Club in the now-named Golding League, and bowled for many years at Del Lanes.

Charles bought Midway Cafe with a business partner in 1996. The cafe is still open and is now owned by Miguel Lopez and his family.

Charles is survived by his wife, Pat; children, David (Leslie), Joyce, and James (Tracy); grandchildren, Samantha, Andrew, and Bryan; great-grandchildren, Anica, Charlie and Owen; siblings, Richard (Paula) of Tennessee, Janet Kenyon (Harold) and Linda Decker (George) both of Worcester; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Charles has been cremated privately. Calling hours will be Friday, July 14, from 1-3 p.m. at A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, 9 Main Street, Ravena. A prayer service will be conducted by Deacon Michael McDonald at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Selkirk Fire Company, P.O. Box 5, Selkirk, NY 12158 will be appreciated.a Condolence page is available at ajcunninghamfh.com.

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