Shirley Corbin McLaughlin

McLaughlinHUDSON FALLS – Shirley Corbin McLaughlin, 77, of East LaClaire Street, passed away peacefully, at her home, surrounded by her family, on Monday October 28, 2013.

Born on December 14, 1935, in Hudson Falls, she was the daughter of the late George and Marion Sanders of Fort Ann.

Shirley graduated from Hudson Falls School in 1953. She worked at Union Camp in Glens Falls for many years.

Shirley’s favorite past times were, going to the casinos and playing BINGO. She enjoyed crocheting for her family and spending winters in Florida, with her husband, for many years. Shirley and her husband had such a love for life, they were constantly traveling and going out to eat. They never went anywhere without their “Entertainment book.” They enjoyed entertaining at their home, playing cards and cooking out. They especially enjoyed Friday night happy hours with family and fellow teachers from Queensbury School.

For many years, Shirley was also active with the Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” in Hudson Falls, helping with the organization and distribution of Christmas gifts to local families with her cousin, Elaine Fiore.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of many years, James “Laddie” McLaughlin, her three brothers, Joe Sanders and George Sanders and Jerry Sanders.

Survivors are her children, Melanie (Corbin)Farrell and her husband, Greg of Fort Ann, Jack Corbin and his wife, Patti of Hudson Falls, Dale Corbin and his wife, Bobbi of Georgia, Jeff Corbin and his wife, Connie of South Glens Falls, Larry “Tubby” Corbin and his wife, Scarlett of Fort Ann, Lori McLaughlin of Hudson Falls and Michael McLaughlin and his wife, Andrea of Gloversville; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren; her daughter in law, Karen McLaughlin; her brother, Bob Sanders of Wilton; and her sister, Liz Aubrey of Glens Falls.

Friends may call on Thursday, October 31, 2013, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. on Friday, at the funeral home, with the Reverend Flossie Bates, officiating.

Inurnment will be on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 11 am at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.

The family wishes to extend a special “thank you” to the staff of Interim Healthcare and High Peaks Hospice.

Shirley’s family has asked that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be sent to the CR Wood Cancer Center, 102 Park Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801 or the Hudson Falls Toys for Tots, 3033 State Route 4, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Dr. Jennifer Powers-Lang


QUEENSBURY – Dr. Jennifer Powers-Lang, 39, of Queensbury, went home to the Lord, on Sunday, October 20, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on April 16, 1974, in Albany, she was the daughter of Paul F. Powers of Albany and Linda Michalak of Brant Lake.

Dr. Lang was a 1992 graduate of Queensbury Union Free High School.  She then furthered her education and graduated from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA, Magna Cum Laude in 1996 while there she was a member of the Psi Chi Chapter. In 1998, she received a Master of Science Degree from the California School of Professional Psychology. In 2003, Dr. Lang graduated from California School of Professional Psychology  in San Diego, CA with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Health Psychology.

On May 12, 2012, she married Aaron Lang in Lake George.

Dr. Lang was a staff psychologist with CHE Senior Psychological Services, Albany and had a private practice in Glens Falls. Previously she worked as a Behavior Supervisor , assessing and coordinating Behavior Programs for children with autism at the Center for Autism Research for Evaluation Services in San Diego, CA.  She also worked as a counselor for one summer at the Double H Hole in the Woods in Lake Luzerne.  Jennifer had a special place in her heart for all her patients.

Jennifer was a member of New Beginnings Community Church in Queensbury, The American Psychological Association, and The National Honor Society in Psychology.  She  enjoyed crafting, pottery, traveling, nature, her dogs and relaxing with family and friends.

Jennifer is survived by her husband, Aaron Lang;  her step daughter, Emily Stender of Phoenix, AZ; her parents, Paul F. Powers of Albany and Linda Michalak and her husband, Edward of Brant Lake; her brother, Ian Powers and his wife, April of Denver, NC; her sister Erin Powers of Albany; her nephew, Avery Powers of Denver, NC; her nephew Jackson Lang of  Jericho, VT, her niece Charlotte Lang of Jericho, VT; her maternal grandmother, Josephine Mauceri of Schenectady; several aunts, uncles and cousins; her mother and father in law, Paul and Yvonne Lang of Corinth and their children Chad and Amy Lang of Jerico, VT and Collin Lang of Saratoga Springs; her best friend, Dr. Shirin Sherkat of Seattle, WA and she is also survived by Lucy, her Yorkshire Terrier.

Friends may call on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at New Beginnings Community Church, 487 Dix Ave in Queensbury.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. on Thursday, at the Church, with Pastor Randy Gross, of New Beginnings Community Church, officiating.

Burial will follow at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Argyle.

In lieu of flowers, Dr. Lang’s family asks instead that donations be sent to The National Brain Tumor Society,  55 Chapel St., Suite 200, Newton, MA 02458 or by visiting their website at

Jennifer’s family would like to thank Dr. Mitchell Berger of UCSF, San Francisco, CA, the staff at the Charles R. Wood Cancer Center, especially Dr. Darci Gaiotti-Grubbs, the visiting nurses from Warren County and all of her family and friends for the care and support during her illness.

Lois J. Aurelia

AureliaGLENS FALLS—Lois J. Aurelia, 93, of Fourth Street, Glens Falls passed away Monday, October 21 in her sleep at the Pleasant Valley Nursing Home in Argyle, NY. She will be missed by all of her family and friends.

Lois was born on November 30, 1919, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Minnie Westfall.

She was married for sixty eight years to the late Edward S. Aurelia of Glens Falls.

Two sisters, Irma Clark and Shirley Granger, and four brothers, Rowland, Charles, Robert and Gordon Westfall all died before her.

She is survived by her sister, Hazel Valetta of Mechanicsville, NY. She is survived by two daughters, Rosemary Juckett of West Springfield, Virginia and Penelope Gardner of Glens Falls, three grand daughters Sarah Crigler of Arlington, Virginia, Karen Juckett of Arlington, Virginia, and Deana Gardner of Hudson Falls, two grandsons, Jeremy Gardner of Lake Luzerne and Zachary Gardner of Seattle, Washington, one great grandson, Ashton Gardner of Lake Luzerne and one great granddaughter, Leona Mae Gallucci of Hudson Falls and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 25 at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. 68 Main Street, HudsonFalls.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 26 at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. 68 Main Street, HudsonFalls.

The Rite of Committal will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in the Town of Fort Edward.

The family suggests memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 71 Glenwood Avenue, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

Nicoletta “Nickie” Piscitelli

Piscitelli RescanHUDSON FALLS – Nicoletta “Nickie” Piscitelli, 91, of Maple Street, passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday, October 19, 2013, at her home.
Born December 16, 1921 in the Fenimore, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Vincenza (Sciancalepore) Battiste.
Nickie owned and operated Mike’s Grocery from 1941 to today. She was famous for her May Baskets and penny candy. Generations of school kids would travel miles to see Nickie and enjoy her candy.
She was a communicant of St. Mary’s St Paul’s Church. Her store was her life.
Besides her parents and her husband Michael, Nickie is predeceased by a daughter, Maria Vincenza Piscitelli and a brother, Carl Battiste.
Survivors include her children, Anthony Piscitelli and his wife, Marcy of Saratoga Springs, Teresa Piscitelli Dickinson and her husband, Peter of Glens Falls, Mary Vincenza Yoshimoto and Jeff McNeil of Hudson Falls; her grandchildren, Kathryn Piscitelli Frank, Michael Piscitelli, Steven Piscitelli, Michele Dickinson Wescott, Christopher Dickinson, Dean Yoshimoto and Kristy Brennan; her great grandchildren, Zachary Frank, Nicholas Frank, Evan Piscitelli, Allison Piscitelli, Taylor Wescott, Jayce Dickinson, Madyson and McKenna Brennan, Eddie and Baxter Yoshimoto, her brother and sisters, Phillip Battiste and his wife , Grace of Hudson Falls, Mary Cortese of Hudson Falls, Rose McKenna and her husband, Ted of Binghamton; as well as many nieces nephews and cousins.
Family and friends may call on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls.
A funeral mass will be conducted on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s St Paul’s Church, on the park in Hudson Falls with the Rev Thomas Babiuch, pastor, officiating.
The Rite of Committal will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fort Edward.
Donations in memory of Nickie may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Nickie will miss all of her special friends, big and small, you know who you are!

Gavin Roger Washburn

KINGSBURY – Gavin Roger Washburn, went to be with the angels on Monday, October 14, 2013, at Albany Medical Center.
Although Gavin was not with us long, he brought great joy and will be forever loved and missed by his parents, grandparents, family, and friends.
He will be greeted in heaven by his great grandparents.
Those that Gavin left behind are his loving parents, James and Amy Washburn of Kingsbury; his grandparents, Dan and Judy Conley of Hudson Falls, Rick and Ann Hockman of Kingsbury, Mark and Debbie Washburn of Kingsbury, Norm and Alice Weller of Zephyer Hills, Florida, Diane Manley of Kingsbury; his uncles, Glen Baker, Jr. of Hudson Falls, Michael Washburn, Kyle Washburn and Lawrence Washburn, all of Kingsbury; and his two cousins, Nathan and Michael Washburn.
Gavin’s family wishes to thank the wonderful doctors and nurses at Albany Medical Center and Dr. Guido’s office, for all the love and support to James, Amy, and their entire family.
A graveside service will be conducted 9 a.m., Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Brown Cemetery in Fort Ann.
Donations in memory of Gavin may be made to Albany Medical Center, Neo Natal Unit, P.O. Box 8928, Albany, New York 12208.
Arrangements are under the care of Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls.
Online condolences can be made by visiting

Patricia J. McClure


GLENS FALLS – Patricia “Bubbles” AKA “Pat In the Hat” McClure, 80, of Thomson Ave., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on December 24, 1932, at the family home in Fort Edward, she was the daughter of the late Orvil and Genevieve (Melanson) Perry.

Patricia graduated from Hudson Falls High School in 1949, where she was voted most athletic, in her senior year.  Following graduation, she worked in the tower at Warren County Airport and for several years, Patricia was employed with her son, Scott, at Sheridan Catheter in Argyle.  She loved working and being around people.  Patricia made many friends through her working career.

In August of 1990, Patricia married the love of her life, Frederick “Mac” McClure at the family home in Fort Edward.

She was a member of the Red Hat Society, which was so appropriate in that her favorite color was red. Patricia had many crazy hats that she loved wearing.   The crazier the hat, the better she liked it.   She also belonged to the Moreau Fund Band, where she played the kazoo.  Patricia was a huge fan of Tiger Woods and the NY Yankees.  She loved watching all kinds of sports, from ice skating, golf, football to her beloved Yankees.   Patricia also was a Hillary Clinton fan.  She collected Hillary memorabilia that was proudly displayed.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Jeff Dudley and her great grandchildren, Alex and Alexis Catalfamo.

Survivors include her loving husband of 23 years, Frederick “Mac” McClure of Glens Falls; her children, Barb MacDuff and her husband, Earl “Chief” of Hudson Falls, Michael Dudley and his wife, Maria of Fort Edward, Kathie Morency and her husband, Timothy “Mort” of Fort Edward,  Scott Dudley and his wife, Mindy of Hudson Falls and Steven Dudley and his wife, Marie, of Virginia; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Pillemar and his staff for their continued love and support, along with the staff at the C.R. Wood Cancer Center and High Peaks Hospice.

Friends may call on Friday, from 12 Noon to 2 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, following the calling hours, at the funeral home, with Pastor Steve Smith, of High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care, officiating.

Burial  will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward. 

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Cindy’s Retreat Fund, c/o CR Wood Center, 102 Park St., Glens Falls, NY 12801.

Online condolences may be made by visiting


Patricia J. Slavin

GLENS FALLS – Patricia J. Slavin, 89, formerly of Dix Avenue, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the Pines in Glens Falls

Born on January 29, 1925 in Fort Edward, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Edna (Palmer) Slavin.

Pat was a 1943 graduate of Hudson Falls High School, then furthered her education at Adirondack Community College.

She was employed at Glens Falls Credit Union, Beneficial Finance and then Glens Falls National Bank for nearly 30 years.

During her life Pat had lived in Fort Edward and Hudson Falls and then Glens Falls since about 1950.

She was a member of Christ Church of the United Methodist in Glens Falls, the Glens Falls Operetta Club and she was active in the Capital District Multiple Sclerosis in Albany.  Pat was also a member of the Tigers and White Sox Booster Clubs.

Survivors include two sisters, Claire Brennan of Argyle and Muriel Londrigan of Glens Falls; several nieces and nephews, Betsy Sidusky and her husband, John of Argyle, Vicki Anderson and her husband, Chris of  Queensbury, Mark Londrigan of Glens Falls, Gary Londrigan and his wife, Carol and Keith Londrigan, all of Queensbury; and six great nephews.

Friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Derik Hansen, co-pastor of Christ Church of the United Methodist, officiating.

Burial will be in the Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

Her family suggests memorials take the form of contributions to the Capital District Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 5877, Albany, NY 12205 or the Christ Church of the United Methodist, 54 Bay Street, Glens Falls, New York 12801.

Wilhelmina “Betty” Gregory

GregoryQUEENSBURY-Wilhelmina “Betty” Gregory, 85, entered her new life with the Lord on Friday, October 11, 2013 at Fort Hudson Nursing Center in Fort Edward. 

Born on May 6, 1928 in Mayslanding, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Enick and Mima (McIntire) Colts.

Betty spent 50 years happily married to the late Edgar Gregory.  They were married on August 19, 1944 in the town of Kingsbury.  Betty was a stay at home mom, where she raised their eight children and eleven foster children. 

The last seven years, Betty has resided at Fort Hudson Nursing Center in Fort Edward.  Alzheimer’s may have robbed her of a lot, but not of her love of babies, singing or dancing. 

Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her loving husband, Edgar who passed away in 1994, her son, Bruce Paul Gregory and her sister, Mary King.

Betty left behind her son, Lance Gregory and his wife, Jeanne of Queensbury; her six daughters; Wilma Oddy of Glens Falls, Pam Hayes and her husband, Robert of Wilton, Deborah Witherell and her husband, Brent of Fort Ann, Kathleen King and her husband, Shane of Fort Ann, Della Gregory of South Glens Falls and Laurie Smith and her husband, John of Warrensburg; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; her brother in law, Bernard Gregory of Glens Falls, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Betty also leaves behind the many family members she had acquired at Fort Hudson.

Friends may call on Monday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, at Our Lady of Annunciation Church in Queensbury.

The Rite of Committal will follow at the Moss Street Cemetery in the town of Kingsbury.

The family requests memorial donations be made to Fort Hudson Nursing Center, Alzheimer Wing, 319 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828.

Betty Jeanne (Fogg) Viele

VieleHUDSON FALLS – Betty Jeanne (Fogg) Viele, 65, of Hudson Falls, passed away unexpectedly, after a short illness on Thursday, October 3, 2013, at her home.

Born November 13, 1947, in Plattsburg, she was the daughter of the late Albert J. Fogg and Joyce (Kelsey) Rouse.

Betty attended Fort Ann Schools then received her certificate in cosmetology, and was a licensed realtor.  She worked as a waitress, caregiver, and also worked at General Electric and C.R. Bard for many years.

She enjoyed reading, music, and watching classical movies, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Betty is predeceased by her first husband, Paul G. Harrington and a special aunt, Barbara Earl.

Survivors include her loving husband, Ernie B. Viele, of Queensbury; her son, David Harrington, of Queensbury; her two daughters, Paula Maille and her husband, Mark, of Lake Luzerne, Jennifer Lanphear of Hudson Falls; her grandchildren, Robert Ladd, Jami Ladd, Samatha Celeste, Jenee Osgood, Derick Osgood, Madelynn Lanphear, Gavin Lanphear, Brooklin Lanphear; her step granddaughter, Stephanie Maille; her brother and sisters, Jo Denno, and her husband, Buck, of Hague, Lisa Hyatt and her husband, James, of Hudson Falls, John Rouse and his wife, Gina, of Hudson Falls, along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many loving friends.

Friends and family may call on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls.

A prayer will be said at the funeral home, following calling hours, Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 8 p.m..

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Donations in memory of Betty may be sent to American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.

Rita (Terry) Macy

WHITEHALL – Rita ( Terry) Macy, 75 of Whitehall, died Thursday, October 4, 2013, at her home

Born march 27, 1938,in Whitehall, she was the daughter of the late  Kenneth and Vera (Scism) Terry.

Her husband of 43 years, William J. Macy, died September 28, 1999. Her brother, Russell Terry, one nephew Stephen Terry, her maternal aunt, Evelyn (Scism) McGuire, and her sister-in-law, Jean (Townsend) Terry all died before her.

Survivors include three children, Shirley (Macy) LaRose and Theodore, Faye (Macy) Leduc and Yvon, and Joseph Macy; her brother Gene Terry and his wife Dixie, her sister-in-law Fay Terry, grandchildren Samantha ( LaRose) Kingsley and her husband David, Michelle LaRose, Renee Leduc, Carl Leduc, Zachary Macy, Ashley Macy, Alyssa Macy; two great-grandchildren Julian and Harper Kingsley, and several nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

Graveside services are private and at the convenience of her family.

Memorial donations should be sent to Whitehall American Legion Post 83, 148 Main St., Whitehall, NY 12887 or the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Edward G. “The General” Patten

PattenGANSEVOORT – HUDSON FALLS – Edward G. “The General”  Patten, 86, of Gansevoort, and previously of Court St. in Hudson Falls, passed away with his daughter and granddaughter by his side, on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on December 5, 1926, in Adamsville, he was the son of the late James F. and Evelyn (Walsh) Patten.

Edward attended Hartford Central School.  He was drafted and served with the United States Army at the end of World War II, stationed in South Korea.

He worked as a laborer for Local 18 out of Plattsburgh.

Edward loved the New York Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals as well as horse racing.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brothers, James Patten, Clifford Patten, Richard Patten and Raymond Patten, his sisters, Kay Patten and Dorothy Claire, his companion, Betty Rouse, his sister in law, Viola Patten, his brothers in law, Harry Dessaint, Don Flynn, Glenn Claire, Romeo Paradise and Frank Duell.
He is survived by his daughter, Mary Jane Rouse and her fiancé, Chip Hammond of Granville; his granddaughter, Sara Elizabeth Gray and her companion Joe Sullivan of Lake George; his sisters and brothers, Ida Dessaint of Argyle, Robert Patten and his wife, Jane of Hudson Falls, Betty Duell of Fort Ann, Mildred Paradise of Gansevoort, Howard Patten and his wife Lois of Hudson Falls, Gladys Flynn of South Glens Falls, Elaine Benson of Fort Edward; several nieces, nephews and cousin; two sisters in law, Darlene Patten of Interlaken, NY and Carol Patten of Albany.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 12 Noon on Monday,  October 7, 2013 at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St. in Hudson Falls.

Services will be conducted at 12 Noon Monday at the funeral home.

Interment will follow at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

Donations in Edward’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Edward’s family would like to especially thank DR. Sponzo, Dr. Nevatia, Dr. Amy Hogan Moulton and the staff of Tower 6, ICU and Laura Roccasecca and the rest of the friends who helped with “The General” throughout his illness.

Bonnie A. Lefebvre

LefebrveGLENS FALLS – Bonnie A. Lefebvre, 67, of Chelsea Way, passed away peacefully and went to be with her Lord and Savior, on Monday, September 30, 2013, at Glens Falls Hospital.

Born January 9, 1946 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Lina (O’Connor) Harris. 

Bonnie graduated from Hudson Falls High School and began her working career.  She was a secretary, and later, a medical secretary, for Eden Park Nursing Home. 

She met her future husband, Richard, while working at the Nursing Home.  For 17 ½ years, Bonnie and Richard were blessed as foster care parents for 23 children.

Bonnie is survived by her loving husband, Richard Lefebvre of Glens Falls; her children, Rikki Lefebvre and his wife, Heather of Queensbury, Beth Lefebvre of Glens Falls, Sarah Bullouck and her husband, Steve of Hudson Falls, Scott Lefebvre of Hudson Falls; seven grandchildren; her brother Floyd Harris, and his wife Angie of Glens Falls; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Graveside service will be conducted Friday, October 4, 2013, 10 A.M., at Pine View Cemetery in Queensbury, NY.

Arrangements are under the care of Carleton Funeral Home Inc., 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls.

Charles C. “Roach” Hicks Sr.


HUDSON FALLS   – Charles C. “Roach” Hicks, Sr., 66, of Quarry Crossing, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 30, 2013, at his home.

Born November 7, 1946 in Lebanon, New Hampshire, he was the son of the late William and Grace (Stimets) Hicks.  

He graduated from Hanover, New Hampshire High School and continued his education at Castleton State College in Vermont and then attended Adirondack Community College.   While attending Castleton State College, Charles met his future wife, Nancy Chickering.  They were married on June 6, 1970 in Bradford, Vermont.

Charles will be best remembered for his service to his country.  He enlisted on February 1966 Airborne, Infantry, Vietnam.  Charles went to Basic, A.I.T, Jump School and then to the 173rd, as a P.F.C..  He arrived R.V.N. on September 6, 1966.  Charles was sent to T.D.Y. to Cam Rahn Bay for 30 or so days.  He was held at Brigade Headquarters Co. A. Admin as a P.X. clerk for awhile, until finally he got his wish to go to B Co. 1/503 where he served with the 1st Platoon and Co. Headquarters as Forward Supply.  Charles was wounded March 11, 1967.  He initiated the action in defense on their perimeter of an estimated battalion of N.V. Regulars.  After he was hospitalized, he returned to B 1/503 and Doc to from June 1966 to September 1967.  He was then reassigned to the 82nd 3rd Brigade and deployed with them in 1968 back to Nam.  Finally in January 1969 he was discharge with no interest in reenlistment. 

He had many jobs and traveled most of the U.S.A..  He was a patch holder of “The Jury Motorcycle Club” for over 25 years.  He was employed by the N.Y.S Department of Corrections at Great Meadows Correctional Facility as a clerk. At one time he owned and operated a propane gas company, Action Gasers, in Argyle.  Charles was hard loving, fast living, and dauntless defender of integrity.  He obtained two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star with “V” and NO Good Conduct Medal!

Charles belonged to several organizations, which included the following; Disabled American Veterans, Hudson Falls American Legion Post 574, Glens Falls VFW, Vietnam Veterans of American, Military Order of Purple Heart, 173rd Airborne Brigade Association, 82nd Airborne Division Association, Combat Infantryman’s Association, and The Jury Motorcycle Club.

Survivors include his tolerant and loving wife of 43 years, Nancy (Chickering) Hicks of Hudson Falls; his children, Crystal Hay and her husband, Dean, of Pennsylvania, Heidi McCauliffe and her husband, Jason, of Salem, Charles C. Hicks Jr. and his wife, Huimin, of Loudenville and Robert B. Hicks and his wife, Robin, of Queensbury; his grandchildren, Caleb and Gabriel Hay, Sarah, Kayla, and Jenna McCauliffe, and Clark Hicks; his brother, William Hicks and his wife, Dianna, of Panama; his sisters, Linda Simbartl and her husband, Karel, of Ohio, Susan Leonard of Florida; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Our gratitude goes out to his longtime helper and housemate of 15 years, Erin Powell.

Friends and family may call on Thursday, October 3, 2013, from 2p.m. to 4p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Carleton Funeral Home Inc., 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday, October 4, 2013, 11a.m., at Carleton Funeral Home Inc., with the Rev. Randy Gross, pastor of New Beginnings Church, officiating.

Burial will follow at North Argyle Cemetery with full military honors, provided by the Hudson Falls American Legion Post 574. 

Donations in memory of Charles can be made to Samuel S. Straton, VA Medical Center, Volunteer Services, 113 Holland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208, Adirondack Vets House Inc., 26 Pine Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801, or Cornerstone Soup Kitchen, 293 1/2 Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839