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Charles David Dickinson, Sr.
  • November 06, 1951
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  • March 07, 2017

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Charles David Dickinson Sr. “Charlie,” passed away suddenly on March 7, 2017 at his home in Port Orange, Florida at the age of 65.  Charlie is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Catherine Culhane Dickinson; children Charles (Jillian Ross) Dickinson Jr., Elizabeth (Brian) Weiermiller, Sheila (Jeffrey) Carlson; grandchildren Brady Michael and Lainey Anne Weiermiller, Sophia Grace and Jack Robert Carlson. Those who knew Charlie knew how important family was to him. He is survived by his siblings John (Connie) Dickinson Sr., Ellen (Gerald) Slater, George (Shirley) Dickinson Jr., Loretta (Robert) Burger, Susan (Loren) Nordin; as well as John Culhane, Meg Nielsen, Elizabeth (Paul) Slater, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Charlie was born in Elmira, New York on November 6, 1951 to George and Elizabeth Dickinson.  He was a graduate of Elmira Southside High School and Corning Community College. He studied Fire Science and began his career as a fireman.  He married Catherine, the love of his life, on December 30, 1980 and started a family a short time later. Charlie worked for the Elmira Fire Department for 24 years, initially on the line and later in Fire Investigation & Code Enforcement until his retirement. He spent several more years as a fire and private investigator and ended his professional career working Security for Corning. Inc.  After his retirement, he and his wife Catherine moved to Port Orange, Florida where he stayed constantly busy working around the house and garden, and enjoying his free time creating memories with his family and his beloved dog Shamus. Those that knew Charlie will remember him as caring and selfless, willing to give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. Charlie had a great love of fruit trees and plants  A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 14th at 8:30 am at Our Lady of Good Hope 4675 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. Port Orange, FL in lieu of flowers please honor him by planting a fruit tree of your choice. Charlie’s legacy of love and kindness will live on in all those who had the privldige of knowing him.  (We would love to see pictures please send)


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Location:
Our Lady of Hope
Port Orange

Date & Time:
December 31, 1969 at 7:00 PM


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  1. Loretta A Burger says:
    20 Mar 2017
    I will miss your calls and emails Chuckie! You have left your brothers and sisters way too soon - you are the youngest. We will see one another some day but now you are with our Mother and Father and I know Mom is delighted to have you near her once again. Until I see you again - Love Loretta

  2. Loretta Dickinson Burger lit a candle:
    18 Mar 2017
    Lit since March 18, 2017 at 3:42:51 PM

  3. Chuck Jr. posted an image:
    12 Mar 2017
    Dad and Shamus
    Dad and Shamus

  4. Catherine Dickinson posted an image:
    12 Mar 2017
    Charlie and me
    Charlie and me

  5. Kathleen Malloy lit a candle:
    11 Mar 2017
    Lit since March 11, 2017 at 3:19:56 PM

  6. Patty Kay Silveria posted an image:
    11 Mar 2017
    Remembering some fun times at Keuka.
    Remembering some fun times at Keuka.

  7. Manchester,Norris and steve lit a candle:
    11 Mar 2017
    Lit since March 11, 2017 at 3:55:48 PM

  8. Patty Silveria lit a candle:
    11 Mar 2017
    Lit since March 11, 2017 at 3:30:10 PM

  9. Doris Zadorski says:
    11 Mar 2017
    So sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. Prayers for your family.

  10. Vince and Chris Petisi and Family lit a candle:
    11 Mar 2017
    Lit since March 11, 2017 at 3:02:47 PM

  11. John Harris says:
    11 Mar 2017
    So sorry to hear about Charlie, he was truly a great guy. My condolences and prayers.

  12. Miriam Carney lit a candle:
    11 Mar 2017
    Lit since March 11, 2017 at 3:19:09 AM

  13. Brenda Vang lit a candle:
    10 Mar 2017
    Lit since March 10, 2017 at 3:42:27 PM

  14. Geri says:
    10 Mar 2017
    Cathy I am sorry to hear this news on Charlie. Thinking of you and your family with heart felt sorrow. Prayers for you all and Charlie.

  15. Geralyn and Don Wheaton lit a candle:
    10 Mar 2017
    Lit since March 10, 2017 at 3:22:59 PM

  16. Rick and Connie DeHaas says:
    10 Mar 2017
    To Catherine and family, Rick and I have you in our thoughts and prayers. We will always remember Charlie's laugh, humor, smile and the light in his eyes when he spoke of you (his devotion to you was phenomenal), Rick had many fun times with him and Ron at the mobile station on West Church. I also, think about the great Birthday party at your home so many years ago. We are hoping that remembering the wonderful love you had for each other and the fabulous memories will help you survive this ordeal. Our sincere condolences Catherine. My heart is aching for you. RIP Charlie. Rick and Connie DeHaas

  17. Rick and Connie DeHaas lit a candle:
    10 Mar 2017
    Lit since March 10, 2017 at 3:42:22 PM

  18. Patty and Gary Kelpin says:
    10 Mar 2017
    Catherine, we send love, hugs and prayer to you during this very sad and difficult time.

  19. Mariann Freeman says:
    10 Mar 2017
    Dear Cathy; my dear friend, and neighbor, I love you Cathy, and you know how very much I loved Charley, he was a dear friend and ALWAYS offered to help me all the time, he was a kind and loving soul, and I am going to miss him so very much, my tears and sadness still have not stopped flowing, and will for a very long time.
    He would always stop at my house when walking Shames, and we would talk while watching Angel and Shames play, its funny how they love each other now after hating each other for so long. I will miss those special times, thats what Charley was all about, he loved everyone, and was there to lend a helping hand to anyone who was in need. Cathy I love you and will be there for you honey always, any time you need me. My heart goes out to you, love you forever, Mariann Freeman GOD BLESS you and your family.

  20. Kathy Mollett says:
    10 Mar 2017
    My heart broke to hear the news. Aunt Cathy and family praying for you all. God Bless each of you

  21. BEVERLY TYRIAN says:
    10 Mar 2017
    WE ALL LOVE HIM HERE WE WILL MISS HIN SO MUCH GOD BLESSHIM R.I.P. CHARLIS

  22. Lorraine Williams says:
    10 Mar 2017
    We were shocked and saddened to hear of Charlie's sudden death. Our hearts go out to Cathy ,Chuck, Lizzie and Sheila. It is so hard to believe.
    Jack and Lorraine

  23. Jim, Maureen, Katie, Meagan & Zach Henry says:
    10 Mar 2017
    We all love you Uncle Charlie! The memories we had with you will last a lifetime and beyond. You made us laugh (a lot), have fun and felt loved. You've left quite a legacy for your kids, family and friends. Our prayers and thoughts are with Aunt Catherine, all the family and your friends.

  24. Rebecca Sheer lit a candle:
    10 Mar 2017
    Lit since March 10, 2017 at 3:53:42 AM

  25. Meg nielsen says:
    10 Mar 2017
    Miss you Charlie thank you for all the warm memories and caring way. Love you always. Meg

  26. Paula and Bill Bauer says:
    10 Mar 2017
    I was so sorry to hear about Charlie. He was a wonderful man! Cathy, my heart hurts for you knowing how much you and Charlie loved each other. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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