Charles Lesser, Sr.

Charles Robert Lesser, Sr.

Thursday, July 17th, 1930 - Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
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Charles R. Lesser, Sr., 88, of Jamesville, passed peacefully into glory at his Florida home with his family by his side. Born in Jamesville on July 17, 1930, he was the son of Charles and Sarah Lesser.

He served in the Army during the Korean War and extensively served and supported the Pompey United Church, including as Chairman of the Board. Most recently he attended Jamesville Community Church. Charles was also an avid card player, and he was known to bid on next to nothing.

Charles was predeceased by sisters, Claire Amo, Mary Totman; and son-in-law, Stephen Katz.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Margaret (Rosenberg) Lesser; daughters, Lorraine Lautenbacher of Sandy Creek, Sally (Daniel) Gamett of Pulaski, VA, Rose Marie Katz of Niagara Falls; son, Charles Jr. (Darlene) Lesser of East Syracuse; sister, June Amo of Jamesville; and grandchildren, John and Michael Lautenbacher, Amy Edwards, Adam Gamett, Eric, Kyle and Ryan Katz, Keith and Michelle Lesser.

Calling hours will be 4-7 pm on Friday, March 1 at Newell-Fay Manlius Chapel, 8171 Cazenovia Rd, Manlius. A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Saturday, March 2 at Jamesville Community Church, 6300 E. Seneca Tpke, Jamesville. Burial will follow in LaFayette Rural Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 1st, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, March 1st, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Newell-Fay Manlius Chapel
    8171 Cazenovia Rd.
    Manlius, New York 13104
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 |
    Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
    Jamesville Community Church
    6300 East Seneca Turnpike
    Jamesville, New York 13078
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  • Interment

    LaFayette Rural Cemetery
    2291 US-11
    La Fayette, New York 13084
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Private Condolence

Lynne Lewis

Posted at 07:52am
Rose, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Lynne Lewis


Posted at 04:54pm
We had great memories as new neighbors so sorry ❤️Loved so many memories as a new neighbor ❤️❤️

Sawkins, Gates, Warner and Freedman family

Posted at 08:38pm
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Posted at 10:55am
May the family of Charles Robert Lesser please accept my sincere condolences hoping you find comfort in God's words at Acts 24:15 and Psalm 37:29.

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