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Obituary of Charles D. Lawson

Charles D. Lawson Jr.

HAMLIN - April 5, 2020, at the age of 76. Predeceased by his parents, Charles & Catherine Lawson, sisters, Rosemary & Catherine; in-laws, John & Shirley Ostrowski. Charles is survived by his loving & devoted wife, Jane of 50 years; children, Scott (Julie) Lawson, Kimberly Lawson, Jennifer Mangan and Julie (Jason Vlossak) Lawson; grand-children, Matthew, Corey, Zoe, Hannah Tara, Ryan, Joshua, Gabriele,Haley & JJ; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Wayne (Renee) Ostrowski, David Ostrowski, Patty (Rick) Grogg; many nieces & nephews.

Charles was an Army Veteran, stationed in Korea from 1962-1963. He was a former employee of General Motors.

Charles’s funeral services will be held Monday, July 27, 10:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Greece, 2400 W. Ridge Rd. 14626. Charles's family is requesting all guests wear a face mask and hand sanitize upon entering the church. Thank you. Interment in Holy Sepulchre cemetery. 

Donations may be sent to the Veterans Outreach Center, 447 South Ave, Rochester NY 14620 in his memory. 

Written by Charles' wife Jane:


My husband was a man of many talents, but first I have to say, I very seldom called him Chuck, his nickname from me was "buzzard" and he would call me "precious."


When he walked into a room, it lit up. He was quite the joker. We would go to a restaurant and he would order a cheese burger and when the waitress asked him how his burger was, he would say, "it’s too meaty." When the grandchildren would do or say something he would say, "that’s an abomination of the Lord, Matthew 23. They would give it right back to him! Two of our grandchildren, Corey and Ryan are just like him, they called themselves the 3 Chuckateers. He had a lot of crazy sayings like, “that bird," or "I hate it." He would tell boys, that the girls brought home, especially the youngest, "to be good, because I have a shovel and a gun and no one would miss you." Even though he didn’t own a gun, it was good scare tactics. 


Our son says he is the man he is today because of his dad. He went to RIT for electrical engineering, and worked for GM . His work ethics were impeccable. He built a huge, beautiful deck, a jungle gym for kids that every kid in neighborhood loved. He would cut trees, sell firewood and plow snow. At work he would make coffee for all the guys they gave him the name of ( fast buck chuck). He was such a hard worker. He adored kids and animals even though he called the animals curs.


He had a great love for music, especially Motown and Rolling Stones. He could name that song in one note and tell you the front and back of records, who wrote it and who sang it. He had a wealth of knowledge for history and loved trivia. In summer he grew a vegetable garden and make all kinds of soup and canned, spicy vegetables and give to his friends. He was very proud of that.


The love of my life was a truly wonderful husband and father. Our hearts are broken and will always be. You will be deeply missed my love. Rest In Peace ❤️


Funeral Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday, July 27, 2020
St. John The Evangelist Church Of Greece
2400 West Ridge Road
Rochester, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

11:20 am
Monday, July 27, 2020
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
2461 Lake Ave.
Rochester, New York, United States
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