Charles Barrett, 89

C harles Patrick Barrett, 89, passed away Jan. 9 2012, at Mease Manor Assisted Living Facility, Dunedin Fla.  He was born on Dec. 23, 1922, the son of Floyd and Anna Barrett in Watervliet.  He resided in Clemons, NY, in the summers and Dunedin in the winter.  Charles was a WWII veteran of the Army Air Force, serving with the 394th Bombardment Group from June 1942 to Nov. 1945 in the European Theater of Operation. He was awarded his Silver Bombardier Wings by the Department of Defense in 1991 for flying over 50 hours of combat duty.   He was a graduate of Siena College in 1949 with a bachelor’s of science degree in Economics.  He worked more than 3 decades in the federal service as a management analyst, mobilization planner and secret agent during the Cold War.

He was an avid reader and enjoyed working with his hands to create a variety of unusual crafts.  Charles had an amazing imagination and shared it with his nieces and nephew and their families in the form of creative letters, poetry, fantastic presentations of gifts and remarkable storytelling that always kept them on the edge of their seats.  His friends knew him as an avid outdoorsman and for his love of the game of golf, which he played almost daily till he was 85.

He is survived by his nieces, Carol Peppard of Indian Land, S.C., and Rosemary Bloom of Esopus, NY, a nephew, Michael C. Cahill of Kingston, NY, great nephews and nieces and many Irish cousins. A commemorative service was held  at Mease Manor, Feb. 2,  for his friends in the Dunedin area.  An additional service and burial will be held in the Whitehall area in the late spring.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Classifieds 08/27/15

Washington County Fair in full swing

407624_345593242132090_322483287_n

By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work

Bridge

By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline

DSC_1921

By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Townwide sale next weekend

Lawn sale 006

By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

Recycled teens applauded

By Christina Scanlon Nine honorary members of the Mettowee Valley Senior Citizens were honored last week at a luncheon filled […]

County opposes pregnant inmate restraint changes

By Dan King The state Legislature passed a bill in June that limits the use of restraints on pregnant inmates, […]

Granville, Hartford low opt outs; Whitehall average

By Dan King and Christina Scanlon Students at area school districts opted out of Common Core with less frequency than […]

Eighty-one take part in football camp

By Christina Scanlon Summer football camps for students at Granville are nothing new. Over the years, the players have attended […]

Northshire Freepress – 08/21/15

Lakes Region Freepress – 08/21/15