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Charles Phelan
  • Passed away on July 07, 2022

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Charles Osborne Phelan, 80, of Ocala, FL, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2022. He was born in Paterson, NJ the son of Charles and Adelaide (Raimondi) Phelan. Charles was a production supervisor with ITT-Marlow (International Telephone & Telegraph) for 23 years. Later a pricing analyst for SGS. He was a veteran having served in the 1st Military Police Co. – 1st Infantry Div. of the US Army. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 43 years, Patricia Phelan.

An adventurous, witty, generous, kind & loving person, he loved sailing, skiing (where they met) and traveling with his wife. A marvelous landscaper, his hobbies were history, antique cars & antique train models.

He was a member of Veterans & Patriots Club at Oak Run, Republican Club, Appleton Museum of Art, College of CF Foundation, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1st MP Co., 1st Inf. Div. and Wyckoff Masonic Lodge #287.

Survived by cousins Lyn Cox of Sherwood, MD and Tom Condy of LaPaz, Mexico; brother-in-law, sister-in-law, numerous cousins, nephews, great nephews & great nieces in NY and cousins in FL & NC.

On Tuesday, August 23, 2022, Mr. Phelan will be laid to rest in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL with ceremony and military honors. Must arrive @12:15 pm (military precision). In lieu of flowers, family kindly requests memorial donations in his honor to Big Red One Scholarship Fund, PO Box 607, Ambler, PA 19002.

Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home and Cremation Society is honored to be handling arrangements. (352) 236 7813).

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  1. Deborah Milliron says:
    07 Aug 2022
    Charlie and Pat were friends to Bill and me here in Oak Run. We celebrated so many good times together during our many years living here in Florida. I will always treasure the many memories that the eight of us spent together going on trips, dinner dances, and all the very many socials we all went to as friends. I am blessed to have know you and I know Bill will be there to greet you.

  2. edczubernat@gmail.com says:
    06 Aug 2022
    Charlie was a great guy and I am proud to have served with him in the 1st MP Company . He came to all of our reunions with Pat and he was the go-to guy whenever we needed an answer to something we were discussing. We would say " ask Charlie, he will know" Charlie knew something about everything and we will miss him

  3. Richard Bunza says:
    02 Aug 2022
    We are sorry to learn of Charlie's passing. He and Pat were always a part of the Army family. Charlie always had things to say and contribute at our yearly outings. That is a bond that cannot be broken. These men were called and served their country. One cannot ask for more.
    Richard and June Bunza

  4. Eileen & Al Corlett lit a candle:
    02 Aug 2022
    Lit since August 2, 2022 at 8:00:17 AM

  5. Bob and Rita Lane says:
    01 Aug 2022
    Charlie was always kind and generous as well as an engaging story teller.
    Pat was the love of his life, and they celebrated that love in their many travels and in their home.
    We will miss him.

  6. Dick and Joan Montroy says:
    01 Aug 2022
    We treasured Charlie and he will be deeply missed by all that loved and knew him. Charlie had a tremendously kind and gentle soul to all and such a very humble and loving man. He was so proud of his military service in Vietnam, and with his sense of humor, he could go on for hours with great stories that we all appreciated. His life with Pat was filled with wonderful travels and humor that they both enjoy telling others of their fun times and had everyone in stitches at the table. Pat, we are so sorry for your tremendous loss with Charlie by your side. May all your memories be a blessing to you. He leaves a beautiful legacy of a life well lived.

  7. Bob and Rita Lane says:
    01 Aug 2022
    Charlie was a kind and generous man with a wonderful sense of humor. He always had a good story to tell. His devotion to Pat was extraordinary!
    We will miss him.

  8. madeline braisted frank braisted says:
    31 Jul 2022
    We will remember Charlie as a great storyteller -especially hi story and personal exploits and a good friend. His consideration for Pat was ongoing through many many years. I will never forget the Big Red 1 that he loved to discuss. We will miss Charlie from steak night as well. Fondly,Frank and Madeline Braisted

  9. Diane & Alan Apfelbaum says:
    29 Jul 2022
    Pat, we are saddened by the passing of Charlie. We loved him. We will always remember the great times the four of us had here in Oak Run. Charlie was a true gentleman and we will miss him.
    Love, Diane & Alan

  10. Eugene & Evelyn Zampieron says:
    28 Jul 2022
    Charlie was a great conversationalist, patriot and intellectual. Our thoughts and prayers are with you dear cousin Pat. Charlie the battle is over, now Rest in Peace...

  11. Mary Flinn says:
    26 Jul 2022
    Charlie was an enthusiastic story teller. He knew how to keep a listener interested in and enjoying his stories.
    I know he will be missed by many, but his wife Pat will feel his loss forever. I am in awe of the care and efforts Pat gave to Charlie to keep him well.

  12. Toni Pride says:
    24 Jul 2022
    Charlie was a Great Friend. I totally Admire him & Pat. They lived their lives to the Fullest. Charlie always had stories to tell. He made the world a Better Place to Live. I Truly Love them Both. We met on vacation & remained Friends. You couldn’t help but Love them. Always So Much Fun. Toni

  13. Eugene & Evelyn Zampieron lit a candle:
    23 Jul 2022
    Lit since July 23, 2022 at 7:57:50 PM

  14. Ilene Simnowitz says:
    22 Jul 2022
    Oh how you were loved by us here in Oak Run - especially Ed and Spritz - NY Giants best fans - without a doubt!

  15. Faith Doiron 7hA3 says:
    22 Jul 2022
    Charlie was an interesting, kind and loving man. He will be missed by his loving wife, Pat as well as those in the community that had the privilege of knowing him. My dog ,Caesar, also had a special relationship. with Charlie. RIP

  16. Rhonda Leblanc lit a candle:
    21 Jul 2022
    Lit since July 21, 2022 at 7:33:03 PM

  17. Rhonda Leblanc says:
    21 Jul 2022
    Charlie you will always be missed.
    You were a very kind man and a very good friend and neighbor. Alyce also will miss you you were his first friend. You’re missed and loved.

  18. Peggy Lamb lit a candle:
    21 Jul 2022
    Lit since July 21, 2022 at 7:56:39 PM

  19. Peggy Lamb says:
    21 Jul 2022
    Charlie was a beloved member of our Lamb family (Pat's mother). I remember his amazing memory for history, his kind heart and wonderful sense of humor. Rest in peace Charlie - you will always be with us in our hearts and memories.

  20. Ellen O'Connor says:
    20 Jul 2022
    I always referred to our ski group as "The Big Chill". No matter where we lived in the country we always got together. Will miss you lots and say hello to Gene for me. He will be there to greet you. My girls always loved you and your crazy antics. Rest in Peace my Friend.

  21. Sharon says:
    20 Jul 2022
    Patricia, my deepest condolences for your loss. I remember you and Charlie well at a few of the military reunions I brought my dad to, as well as your lovely card after hosting the one in Williamsburg. I appreciated meeting you both and will keep you in my thoughts during this sad time. Sharon Parker (daughter of Gordon Parker)

  22. Betty Malott says:
    19 Jul 2022
    Charlie was a special guy . I only had the pleasure of knowing him for a brief time though it seemed like I have know him and Pat forever. I was a part time caregiver for Charlie. I enjoyed listening to his many stories, flipping through his memory books and looking at vacations pictures of him and Pat. They both made me feel like family! He will surely be missed but he will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Charlie O
    You deserve it!

  23. betty malott lit a candle:
    19 Jul 2022
    Lit since July 19, 2022 at 7:32:14 PM

  24. betty malott lit a candle:
    19 Jul 2022
    Lit since July 19, 2022 at 7:31:06 PM

  25. Peter Polombo says:
    19 Jul 2022
    I will always keep the memories of the good times we had together growing up in Wyckoff, playing with toy soldiers, later on skiing at Hunter Mt and more recently vacationing with you and Pat in Maine. You will be missed.

  26. Peter Polombo says:
    19 Jul 2022
    I will always keep the memories of the good times we shared growing up in Wyckoff, playing with toy soldiers as kids, later on skiing
    at Hunter Mt and more recently vacationing with you and Pat in Maine. You will be missed.

  27. Robin and Kenny says:
    19 Jul 2022
    We will miss you Charlie. Rest in peace. Good memories will keep you with us. ❤️

  28. Barbara Petito says:
    19 Jul 2022
    I was sorry to hear about Charlie’s passing. Charlie was a sweet gentle person with lots of fun stories that kept you laughing. He will be missed by not only Patty, his loving wife, but all who knew him. Rest in peace my friend.
    Barbara Petito

  29. Bonnie Peloso says:
    19 Jul 2022
    Sorry for the loss of Charlie. Remember the good times at the Petito's parties. May he rest in peace. Take care of yourself Patty. Bonnie & Bob Peloso from Connecticut

  30. Anthony Petito says:
    18 Jul 2022
    I was so saddened to hear of Charlies passing. He always had great personal stories to relate to us, in addition to his war experience as part of the Big Red One in Vietnam. I know heaven will be intrigued once he gets their ear. Prepare for his great story telling and personal experiences. He will captivate the audience of friends he will make up there. God Bless, Charlie, we miss you!!

  31. Dennis "Stoney" Burke Sr. says:
    17 Jul 2022
    Rest peacefully my friend Charlie!!We had some good and some scary times in Nam and I regret not seeing you at one of the reunions! Hold a spot for me up there and we'll tip a cold one when it's my time.

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