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Charles  R. Cannon
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Obituary for Charles R. Cannon

Arlington, Virginia -

Charles R. “Charlie” Cannon. 98, of Thornton Road, Gerry, Town of Ellington, passed away, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in the Halquist Memorial Hospice Center in Arlington, Va.

He was born August 10, 1919 in Jamestown, NY, the son of the late Edwin and Mildred (Samson) Cannon. He was a 1937 graduate of the former Ellington High School.

Charlie retired as a truck driver Boss Linco Trucking Company of Buffalo and operated out of their Jamestown Office. He also was hobby farmer in Ellington, where also produced Maple Syrup.

Charlie was the founder of the Ellington Rod & Gun Club, he was a social member of the Randolph American Legion Post 181 and was a member of the former Randolph Loyal Order of the Moose. Charlie was a gifted card player and was an avid golfer and former member of the
Conewango Folks (Cardinal Hills) Golf Club in Randolph.

He is survived by his son; Thomas A. Cannon of Arlington, VA., a brother; Edwin and wife Mary Cannon of Mayville, step children; James (Liz) Boyer of Englewood, FL and David (Lisa) Boyer of Randolph, Terri (Bob) Milbrandt of Ellington, Natalie Boyer of Randolph his nephew and long-time care giver; Ralph Silleman and, 17 grandchildren, many great-great grandchildren and his son-in-law, Jim Lundsten of Ellington.

He was preceded in death by his wife Carolee Eddy Cannon, whom he married on February 25, 1984 and who preceded him on February 26, 2016, a son; Robert Canon, a daughter, Dianne M. Lundsten and two brothers, Lawrence and Robert Cannon.

The family will receive family and friends from 10-11 AM Friday (June 29, 2018) in the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church Street, Randolph. Funeral services will follow immediately after the visitation. The Rev. W. Mike Trenchard, will officiate. Inurnment will follow in the Valley View Cemetery in Ellington.

Memorials if desired may be sent to the Ellington Fire Department. To leave a condolence log onto: www.vanrensselaerandsonfuneralhome.com


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