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Marathon Memorial Chapel
Thursday November 18th, 2021
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Mass of Christian Burial

St. Stephen's Catholic Church
Friday November 19th, 2021

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Charles E. McEvoy

Charles E. McEvoy, 87, of Marathon, NY, passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City, NY.

Chuck was born in Cortland, NY, on August 18, 1934, the son of the late Kenneth and Frances Youngs McEvoy. Prior to his retirement, he had worked for the Cortland County Highway Department for 30 years. He was a communicant of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church. He was the past president of the NYS Holstein Association; past NYS director for the National Holstein Convention; director and cattle superintendent for the Broome County Fair; and director of the Cortland County Holstein Club. He was also a life member of the Marathon Fire Department; former member of the Marathon Central School Board; past president of the Lions Club; and member of the Homer Elks Club. He was the recipient of several awards, including one of 70 recipients in history of the North American National Klusendorf Award and winner of the 2009 NYS Active Master Breeder Award. In his spare time, he enjoyed bowling and belonged to several bowling leagues in Marathon and Cortland. He also enjoyed playing cards, especially pitch.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Caroline Whiting McEvoy; and his eight children, Syd (Patty) McEvoy of Marathon, David (Laurie) McEvoy of Cortland, Donald (Melody) McEvoy of Cortland, Mary (Jody) Hines of Marathon, Renee (Dale) Fiske of Homer, William (Lori) Verfuss of Rochester, Michelle (Alan) Peeples of Marathon, and Ken (Lydia) McEvoy of Marathon. He also leaves behind 18 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas McEvoy, and a sister, Nancy Cornell.

The family will be present to receive friends at the Marathon Memorial Chapel, 4071 State Route 221, Marathon, NY, on Thursday, November 18, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Marathon, NY, on Friday, November 19, 2021, at 11:00 a.m, with Reverend Corey VanKuren, celebrant. The family has kindly requested that all in attendance to please wear a facemask. Burial will be in Marathon Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Chuck may be directed to the MAVAC Building Fund, P.O. Box 132, Marathon, NY 13803.

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A candle was lit in memory of Charles McEvoy

Paul Coolidge Nov 26 2021 7:36 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles McEvoy

Randy and Debra Gutchess Nov 19 2021 2:01 PM

To Charlie's family,
It is with sadness that I saw Charlie's obituary in the newspaper. My sympathy to his family. I don't have to tell you that Charlie was, plain and simple, a wonderful guy. He always raised wonderful cattle, took great care of them, and, as a State Veterinarian, I never had a whisper of a problem at the Fairs when Charlie was exhibiting. I count him as a special professional friend. My deepest sympathy,
Tom Nytch

Thomas Nytch, DVM Nov 19 2021 10:20 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles McEvoy

The Ackermans Nov 19 2021 9:37 AM

So sorry for your loss.

Bonnie (Cross) & Harl Thomas Nov 19 2021 6:41 AM

Dear Carolyn sorry to hear Charlie. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Ray Porter Nov 18 2021 10:00 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles McEvoy

Ray Porter Nov 18 2021 9:58 PM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of erin cassidy. Group of 1 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Charles E. McEvoy.

erin cassidy Nov 18 2021 6:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles McEvoy

Yvette Francisco Nov 18 2021 3:57 PM

so sorry for your loss. Charlie was a great friend and golfing buddy and he will be missed very very much Bob "Flip" Phillips

robert phillips Nov 18 2021 3:49 PM

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