Charles J. Gallagher of Wingdale, NY, formerly of Dover Plains, died peacefully at his home with his son by his side on October 8, 2021. He was 88 years old.
Born at home on Zimmer Rd, Brewster on September 19, 1933, he was the son of the late John E. and Mary A. Gallagher. Charles attended the 1-room schoolhouse on Rt 312 in Brewster until he left school to help support his family. He enlisted in the US Army during the Korean war and was honorably discharged in 1961.
Charles was a bus driver for over 12 years; he drove school children with the Carmel School District and local residents with the Putnam Area Transit. He loved his job and interacting with others. Charles was very personable, sociable, and caring. He enjoyed word searches, playing pinochle and Yahtzee. Charles could often be found driving around town just for enjoyment.
A funeral service was held on Wednesday October 13, 2021, at 12:30pm at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster. Visitation was held prior at the funeral home from 10am-12:30pm. Interment followed at Raymond Hill Cemetery, Carmel, NY.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations in memory of Charles to the Gallagher Family.