Obituary of Charles J. Stobie
Charles, also known as “Whitey,” was a handy, friendly and hardworking man who liked to get his hands on many different types of jobs and projects. Charles served in the Army National Guard learning many different skills. After his service, Charles worked at Chevy as a tool and die maker, machine repairman and a foreman. He would often help his friend Wally with different plumbing jobs as he liked to keep busy.
Charles was married to his wife Barbara for 46 years, having a daughter, Deborah, and son, Timothy. In his earlier days you may have found Charles at the roller rink dancing the jitterbug or boxing at Johnny Golden Gloves, where he was a light weight boxer. He also enjoyed woodworking, deer hunting and had even built a cabin with Tim.
Some say Charles was a “wheeler and a dealer,” frequenting pawn shops and selling clothes and jewelry out of the trunk of his car. He enjoyed a good card game with friends, especially pinochle, euchre and cribbage. Charles seemed to mis-pronounce words constantly, saying things like “A-Mish” and “Home-D-Pot,” blaming it on the fact he was from “Bohunk” descent. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a jack of all trades.
Stobie, Charles J. on April 2, 2019 of Hamburg, NY. Beloved husband of the late Barbara; loving Father of Deborah (Richard) Gondek and Timothy (Susan) Stobie; dear Grampa of Shana (Aaron) Cole, Eric Hill, Jason and Christopher Stobie; cherished Great Grampa of Caitlin and Matthew Cole; Friends will be received Thursday, April 4th, 4-7PM Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home Inc., 4199 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg, NY, 716-627-2919 where a prayer service will be held immediately following. Flowers gratefully declined. Online Condolences at www.LAKESIDEFUNERALHOME.com.