Charles Bigler

Charles D. Bigler

1938 - 2008

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Charles D. Bigler, 70, of Verona, died Saturday, October 25, 2008 at Oneida Healthcare Center. He was born in Amsterdam on August 14, 1938, a son of Charles and Bernice Bennett Bigler. Charlie graduated form the Amsterdam Public Schools and Utica College of Syracuse University in 1963. He married Susan Boden in Utica. He was an anchorman for WKTV. His love of politics, especially for the Republican Party led him to follow his passion to various endeavors on Capital Hill in Washington, DC then back home in various political capacities in Oneida and Montgomery counties. He thoroughly enjoyed his job as an Oneida Nation Gaming Inspector and loved working with everyone at Turning Stone Casino. Our Dad, especially on Sundays, was an avid sports enthusiast, whipping up a pot of homemade sauce or chili and cheering for his favorite team, the Washington Redskins or NY Yankees. He also enjoyed devouring a good book, especially those pertaining to history or politics. He made it a point to attend every one of his childrens sporting events, swimming for the girls and soccer and baseball for the boys. He took great pride in his grandchildren and loved all of us dearly. He is survived by his children, Amy and Matthew Torrey of MA, Elizabeth and Jeff Nelson of Frankfort, David Bigler of Clinton and Brian Bigler of Clinton; four grandchildren Matthew and Julia Torrey, Annie Nelson and Eliza ODonnell; his former wife and longtime friend, Susan Boden Bigler; his brothers and sister-in-law, Robert and Deborah Bigler of FL and John Bigler of HI; several nieces and nephews; and his special friends George Eggen, Peggy Ziemann, Angel Armstrong and Lewis Tudi. Memorial services will be held at 7pm Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at Owens-Pavlot Funeral Service, Inc., 35 College St., Clinton. Friends are invited to call Wednesday from 4pm until the time of the service. Private burial services will be held for the family at Verona Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, PO Box 7, E. Syracuse, NY 13057-0007
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