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Charles W. Rheome

OGDENSBURG-Charles w. Rheome, Sr., 91, died at 5:30 a.m. December 15, 2020, at the United Helpers Riverledge Nursing Home.  There will be no funeral services at this time, there will be a memorial service in the summer of 2021 at a time to be announced.  In keeping with his wishes, he will be cremated and laid to rest in the Notre Dame Cemetery with his first wife Alice (Susie), and his daughters Sally and Helen, and grandson Michael.


Arrangements are under the direction of LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home.  He will receive his last ride to the cemetery by Arlene O’Marah Kiah and Michael Rheome (as was determined many years ago).


He is survived by three sons, Charles (Butch) of Fredrick, OK., John of Burgaw, NC. and Michael (Mike) and significant other Tara Baker of Norfolk, NY., daughters, Mary (Mary Sue) and Rick Middlemiss of Allenhurst, GA., Linda Monroe and significant other Bob Wells, of Massena, NY., Mary Frances Giles of Heuvelton, NY., Suzanne and Jon Masters of Ogdensburg, NY., Sara Bair, Norfolk NY., 20 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandsons, Kaydn and Beckett McClendon of South Carolina.  He also had three step-sons Larry and Timmy Paige of Ogdensburg, NY. And David Paige of Shortsville, NY., two step-daughters Wanda Green and Sue and Wayne Washburn of Lisbon, NY. Many, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.


Chuck was born Charles W. Rheome, July 15, 1929, to Charles Antwoine and Emma Amelia Mashaw Rheome.  He married Alice Marie Taggart in Heuvelton on January 10, 1955.  She predeceased him on April 25, 1970.  He then married Marjorie Trickey Paige that ended in a divorce.  He was in the Army and returned home to work in the surrounding areas where he finally worked for the Ogdensburg Department of Public Works and retired from there. 


He was predeceased by his first wife Alice (Susie) and his second wife (Marjorie), his parents Charles and Emma, his brothers, Edward, Leonard, and Daniel, sisters Addie Rheome, Elizabeth Reynolds (Lib), Della Pribble, Helen Breckenridge, Frances Pribble (Marg), Mildred McEathern (Millie), Lillan West Breckenridge Webster (Winnie), Gertrude (Gertie) Cuoco, and Mary (Elva) Gordinier, Lucinda (Cindy) Johnson.  Two daughters Sally Ann Marie Rheome Dumas, and Helen Virginia Rheome Bridgewater, and a grandson Michael Bridgewater.


He enjoyed, fishing, horse shows, watch ball games, especially girls’ softball.  He never turned anyone away that needed help, would do anything for anyone.  Love to socialize and knew a little about a lot of things.  He will be greatly missed. 


Donations in his memory may be made to the St. Lawrence Valley SPCA 6718 Route 68 Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central NY 441 W Kirkpatrick St. Syracuse NY13604.


Online condolences may be made at www.LaRuePitcher.com.

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Sorry for your loss. Hugs to all of you. He will be watching over each and everyone of you. You have all your memories.

Sally wells Dec 18 2020 12:00 AM

Oh Charlie Chew! One of my favorite memories with this man was when my Gram(Cinnie) took my cousin and I to see Chucky at a camp during the summer. My cousin asked what was in his mouth he told her it was chew and asked if she wanted to try it, the end result of this was Chucky falling out of his chair from laughing and rolling down a hill.

Sending lots of love to you all

Missy Conant-Wilson Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

Ive known Chuck for over 60 years. He was a person who let you know he liked you by the way he teased you. I rode his horse Trixie and baby sat a couple of you kids. I knew Susie and he loved her immensely. He was kind and caring. Last time I saw him he had trouble remembering me til I told him You said I was older than God and then his laughter rang out and he said Linda, how the hell are you still alive at your age? Rest well in Jesus arms Chuck, my old friend.

Linda Hurteau Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to Charlies family and friends. I first met Charlie In 1973 we both worked for the city DPW. We had some great times and drank a few beers. He was always there watching me fish down by the dam, later in life when I started my taxi cab company we would sit in the shade behind big cheese pizza and watch the ball games. I will miss you old friend.

Denis LaComb Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

I remember when he used to drive through the circle in belmont courts and every time i saw him i would run to his truck just to say hi and i loved him rest easy granddad until we meet again i live u always and forever

Kira Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to you all. He lived a long and full life. He always made me laugh when I was around him. My daughter works at UH and was able to help him during their time there. Makes me smile to know that. Hugs to you all during this time of grieving and healing.

Christy Mills Tupper Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

Be at peace and rest , Charlie. You were loved so here with us. Heaven will welcome you, and if somebody there does not do as they should, you let them know it by no uncertain means!. Missy, Steven and I loved you very much. Always there to help out dear friend. Sleep now in the Lord,s peace.

Deborah St.Germain Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Rheome

Deborah St.Germain Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

Charlie, you always made me laugh at the Donut King!!
I will never forget you.
You were so much fun and a sweet man. Rest in heaven dear friend

Lorrie M Bogart Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM