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Charles J. "Chuck" Elliott

November 20, 2016

Charles J. ElliottCharles J. "Chuck" Elliott, 90, of Watertown passed away Sunday morning, November 20, 2016, at Samaritan Medical Center after a brief illness.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Tuesday, November 22, from 4 - 8PM. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday, November 23, at 11AM with Rev. Jonas Tandayu, pastor, presiding and burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.

Chuck was born in Watertown on October 13, 1926, son of Wilburt C. and Sarah O'Brien Elliott. He was a 1944 graduate of Watertown High School. He received his Bachelors of Civil Engineering from Clarkson College of Technology, and while there also played hockey and football.

On September 15, 1944 he entered the US Navy and served as an Aviation Electronic Technician. He was honorably discharged on July 7, 1946. He married Theresa Anne Edus on December 29, 1948 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Albert R. Plante officiating.

Chuck began his career with the Thousand Island State Parks in 1953. He started as a Park Engineer and retired as the Regional Director in September 1991 after 38 years of service to NYS. After his retirement, he was a partner in Elliott & Tinsley, Civil Engineering and Land Surveyors. As a communicant of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Chuck participated in several of the church’s organizations such as Holy Name Society and Parish Council. Following the fire that destroyed Sacred Heart Church, Chuck organized and chaired the committees as the building engineer that guided the construction of the present day church. He was a Board member of Development Authority of the North County (DANC) from 1985 – 1995, and, was a life member of the Northside Improvement League. A winner of the National Silver Beaver Award, Chuck remained a lifelong member of the Boy Scouts of America. He served as past president of the Jefferson-Lewis Boy Scout Council as well as Commissioner of the Seaway Valley Council. He was involved with creating and planning the yearly International Boy Scout Camporee that is still held at Wellesley Island State Park today. Always a community minded volunteer, Chuck enjoyed gardening, swimming, and especially attending his grandchildren's sporting events and activities.

Along with his wife, Theresa "Anne," he is survived by his son, Wib Elliott (Jo), Granger, IN; four daughters, Betsy Elliott, Carol Tinsley (John), and Michele McKinney (Bill), all of Watertown, and Susan Ambrose (Roger) of Brownville; daughter-in-law, Kathryn Elliott, Wellesley Island; sixteen grandchildren, Bridget, James, Kate, Katie, Mitchell, Alex, Abbey, Zachary, Jayson, Maggie, Lauren, Kathryn, Brad, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Matthew; thirteen great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was pre-deceased by Charles "Mike" Elliott (son), William Elliott McKinney (grandson), and, Wilburt "Bill" Elliott (brother).

Donations in his name may be made to either Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 320 W. Lynde St., Watertown, NY 13601 or the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, 44927 Cross Island Rd., Fineview, NY 13640. Condolences to Chuck's family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.

 

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#14 Sherry Damon-Brown 2016-11-26 09:08
Michele and all,

I am so very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I have so many fond memories of your dad, mom and playing at your home from when we were young. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. My heart goes out to you.
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#13 Jim Lettiere 2016-11-23 10:56
I am so sorry to hear about Chuck. I remember his days with the state and how he cared for the parks and the local people.
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#12 Colleen Ruszkowski 2016-11-22 19:45
Thinking of you all at this very difficult time.
Take solace he now rests in peace with Mike as they watch over you.
Prayers for your family,
Colleen and Tom
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#11 Mary Weinzetl 2016-11-22 13:06
Thoughts, prayers, hugs to Anne and all the Family. Always enjoyed his company when I saw him. God Bless
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#10 Ann Marie Scisci 2016-11-22 12:06
Condolences to the Elliott family from Frank Pepe's children. I'm sure our Dad & Chuck will have a lot of Boy Scout stories to reminisce about in heaven!
Ann, Pam, Joe & Steve
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#9 Karen E Hunt 2016-11-21 20:39
RIP Mr Elliot. You were loved by all that knew you.
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#8 Mary Sheldon 2016-11-21 18:26
So sorry for your Dad's passing. I have a lot of great memories with your family as a child. He always had a smile for everyone and a kind word. Our prayers are with you all.
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#7 Glen Grant 2016-11-21 15:04
I was sorry to read about the passing of Chuck Elliot. My parents used to get together with him and Ann in the earlier days. My condolensces go out to Carol , Suzy and all the Elliot family. He was a good man .
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#6 Mary and Jim Sweet 2016-11-21 13:15
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We always cherished our time visiting with him at Panera. May God grant you peace and comfort during this time.
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#5 Kim & Larry Maracle 2016-11-21 12:50
Elliott family. So very sorry to hear of the loss of your husband,father, and grandfather. So many wonderful memories of my childhood visiting your family on the north side Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
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