Pine Plains, NY- Charles V. Place Sr., 84, passed away peacefully at home on January 15, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Born on August 16, 1936 at home in Pine Plains he was the son of Charles and Fannie (Cookingham) Place. Charlie was a farm kid growing up and was a member of the local Future Farmers of America. In 1957 he graduated from Pine Plains Central School. On January 17, 1960, Charlie married Carol (Lovett) and they started their wonderful family. After many years of dairy farming, he went to work as a mechanic for Pine Plains Ford Tractor where he would often visit after he retired. He also worked for the Webutuck School District as a custodian.
Charlie was a whitty man with a great sense of humor, and a contagious smile. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and bowler who loved the outdoors. He also loved to travel, mostly the back roads of Dutchess and surrounding counties. He could ride around for hours just taking a “Sunday drive” with his wife. The Christmas season held a special place in his heart, he loved to decorate and go overboard with the Christmas decorations. Charlie would have them all over the yard, and tried to make his display bigger year after year.
Charles is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Carol. His three children and their spouses; Pat (Dan) Rose, Charlie Jr. (Laura) Place and Kathryn (Tim) Greene. His six grandchildren were his world; Sara (Anthony) Burwell, Charlie Place III, Brittany Warren, Brian Place, Valerie Rose, and Steven Place. He is also survived by his aunt, Marion Pedersen, and was the loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Fuzzy was his favorite cat who held a special place in his heart.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his sister and brother in law, Kathryn and Rowelin Law.
Calling hours will be from 3:00 to 6:00pm on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from the Peck and Peck funeral Home, 7749 S. Main Street, Pine Plains. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00am from the funeral home. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
Donations in Charlie’s memory may be made to the Hudson Valley Hospice.
Due to Covid-19/NYS Guidelines – masks, social distancing and capacity limitations will be adhered to during all services. During visitation, please be respectful to those who may be waiting to visit by keeping your stay brief. Your cooperation is appreciated.
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