Charles J. Weigel 1935-2019
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Charles J. Weigel, 83, passed away peacefully at home on February 27, 2019 with his family at his side.
He was born on December 5, 1935 in Utica, a son of the late Lawrence and Cecelia Weigel and was a 1953 graduate of Sauquoit Valley Central School.
On November 19, 1960 he was united in marriage with Patricia Hopsicker in St. John’s Church in New Hartford.
Charlie was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves and, prior to his retirement, worked for Dairy Lee, currently H.P. Hood, as a refrigeration technician for over 31 years.
He enjoyed the many summers spent at camp on Piseco Lake and the numerous rounds of golf he played since his retirement. Charlie, aka Mr. Fixit and Mr. Safety, could repair anything.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Pat, his daughter and son-in-law; Dr. Charlene Weigel and Dr. Nelson Medeiros, his adored grandson; William Charles Medeiros, his sister and brother-in-law; Jane and Richard Kennedy, his brother; Donald Weigel, his sisters-in-law; Noreen Hopsicker, Barbara Hopsicker, Mary Hopsicker, Jean Reile and Margaret Hopsicker and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers-in-law; William, Joseph, Robert, Richard, Charles “Ken” and John Hopsicker and his sister in law; Barbara Mercadante.
Calling hours will be held Sunday from 3-6 PM at Smith Funeral Home, 3022 Oneida Street, Sauquoit.
Charles’ Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 4 at 10 AM at St. Patrick’s-St. Anthony’s Church in Chadwicks.
His family would like to thank his longtime physician, Dr. Francis Chabot for his care and compassion and the dedicated staff at Hospice and Palliative Care.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Charlie’s name to Tammy Twitchell Crafts Foundation Inc, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or another charity of your choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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