Charles Pace
Charles Pace

Service Information

11:00 am
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Cazenovia Village Baptist Church
7 Seminary Street
Cazenovia, New York, United States

Interment Information

Evergreen Cemetery
Fenner Street
Cazenovia, New York, United States

Obituary of Charles Pace

Charles H.S. Pace, 82, of Cazenovia passed away on Wednesday September 12th after a brief illness at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA to Lawrence and Margaret Pace, he graduated from Meyers High School, Class of 1948 and SUNY Farmingdale with an AAS Degree in Ornamental Horticulture in 1952. Charlie enjoyed fishing, hunting, vacationing at Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks, tending to his gardens, family and friends. Directly from college he worked at Cazenovia Greenhouses for 16 years before purchasing and running the business for another 29 years. Charlie was actively involved in the community serving as Mayor, Fire Chief, and Chairman of the Madison County Sewer Board. He was a founding member of the Rescue Squad and CAVAC, Deacon of the Cazenovia Village Baptist Church and Village Trustee. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #616 F.&A.M., Civic Club along with serving as an Arson Investigator and on the election and census boards. Charlie was pre-deceased by his wife Barbara with whom he shared 59 years of marriage, his sister Evelyn Love, and brother Lawrence. He is survived by his son Charles (Mary Lou) of Cazenovia; daughters, Donna (William) Hall of Henniker, NH and Joanne (Scot) Smith of Alburtis, PA; two siblings, Jerald (Hilda) of Hoschton, GA and Joan Hawk of Alpharetta, GA; grandchildren, Christopher (Tara) Pace of Altus, OK, Daniel (Juli) Pace of East Syracuse, Jason Hall of Henniker, NH and Kaitlin Hall of Seattle, WA; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held at the Cazenovia Village Baptist Church, 7 Seminary St, Cazenovia on Thursday September 27th at 11:00 am. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday September 26th from 4 to 7 pm at Tait Funeral Home, 2333 Fenner Rd., Cazenovia. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Cazenovia Fire Department, 127 Albany St., Cazenovia, NY 13035, Cazenovia Village Baptist Church, 7 Seminary St., Cazenovia, NY 13035 or CAVAC, PO Box 56, Cazenovia, NY 13035.
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