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Charles Gunzelman

May 18, 1956 — May 31, 2015

Charles R. Gunzelman, 59, of East Pharsalia, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown.

Born May 18, 1956 in Brooklyn, Charles was the son of Charles C. and Josephine (Hoey) Gunzelman. He graduated from Bethpage High School on Long Island before earning his Associate’s Degree from SUNY Farmingdale. He served New York City as a police officer where he was assigned to rescue and recovery at the World Trade Center after 9/11. He retired in 2002 and worked part-time for B&D Automotive in Brightwaters, LI.

He retired again and moved upstate where he bought 16 acres of land in Pharsalia. He enjoyed hunting on his land with his friends. He also loved NASCAR and attended the Daytona 500. He was a devoted uncle who loved to take his nephews camping and to Disney World.

Charlie is survived by his sister, Joanne Alcabes and her husband, Michael, of Sayville, NY, and his four nephews and their wives, Michael T. and Kara Alcabes and Robert and Kelly Alcabes, all of Sayville, William and Samantha Alcabes, of Winter Garden, FL, and Thomas and Ellen Alcabes, of Sayville.

Calling hours for Charlie will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015, from noon until 2 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech St., Johnson City, NY 13790.

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