Thursday, 21 September 2023 13:40

Charles J. Haviland Sr.


SARATOGA SPRINGS — Charles J. Haviland Sr., a beloved husband, dad, and grandpa passed away on Monday, September 18, 2023, at the age of 80. He was born on August 10, 1943, in Saratoga Springs to Fred and Eva Haviland. He worked as a Therapy Aide for NYS DDSO for 15 years. Prior to that he worked at GF Blackmer’s as a truck driver. He is a member of Saint Clement’s Church in Saratoga Springs and a lifetime member of Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club. 

Charles was a loving husband, dad and grandpa who adored his family. He loved, hunting, fishing, watching car races, spending time at the camp, but most of all he loved spending time with family and friends. He was there for anyone that needed him whether it be day or night and always with a smile. He is an inspiration and hero for those who were lucky enough to know him. 

Charles is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Frances Welden Haviland of Saratoga Springs; his children Charlie Haviland Jr. of Schuylerville, Kimberly Haviland of Saratoga Springs and Thomas (Jennifer) Haviland of Wilton; grandchildren Makylee Haviland of Schuylerville, Henry Haviland of Wilton, and several grand dogs; his sisters Veronica (Richie) McFarland of Greenfield Center, Geraldine Evans of Saratoga Springs, and brother John (Starlene) Haviland of Albany; several nieces and nephews; and a very dear family friend Diann Vinson of Gadsden, Al. He was predeceased by his parents Fred and Eva Haviland; sisters: Edith Mabb, Anna Mabb, Rose Yakush and Ruth Harrington and brother George Haviland. 

We would especially like to thank Dr. Delmonte, Dr. Kuffs, Dr. Bourla, Dr. Knapp, all the nurses at the Saratoga Hospital including all of the staff in the ICU, Dr. Ruotsi, Dr. Pezzulo, Nurse Sue Harris, The Eddy Visiting Nurses and the Best Nurse in the world, Gina Alden and the best physical therapist Lori Vanderveer. He loved each and every one of you.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 5 - 7 p.m. on Friday, September 22  and from 10 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at the William J. Burke & Sons/ Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Home, 628 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at St. Clement’s Church, 231 Lake Ave. Saratoga Springs, NY followed by a graveside service in St. Peter’s Cemetery, 150 West Ave. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wilton Emergency Squad, The Eddy VNA or a charity of your choice. 

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