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DyeCDyeC2FORESTVILLE:  Charles R. Dye, Sr., 61, of Creek Road Forestville, died Sunday, May 15th, 2016 at his residence, following a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born in Cumberland, MD on March 20, 1955, the son of the late Jacob and Angie (Broadwater) Dye.

Mr. Dye served in the Military for over 35 years, starting with the Marine Corps from 1972-1983, the New Hampshire National Guard and continued with the Army from 1985-2010, working as a Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor and retiring as a Master Sergeant.  In 2011, he graduated from Columbia Southern University with a Master’s of Science Degree.  Mr. Dye was a life member of the Marine Corps League and the NRA.  He was a member of American Legion Post #777 Celoron, Sheridan VFW Memorial Post #6390, Loyal Order of the Moose #89, Dunkirk, Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, First Ward Falcon Club, and the Kosciuszko Club Dunkirk.  He was also in a local bowling league, horseshoe league and golf league.  Mr. Dye enjoyed fishing, hunting and the outdoors.  He especially loved dancing with his wife and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Charlene J. (Howard) Dye of Forestville, whom he married on February 14, 1993, in the Town of Arkwright, three sons Jacob (Amanda) Dye, of Ft. Dix, NJ; Charles (Magdalena) Dye, Jr., of Dunkirk; Thomas Dye, of Maine; two daughters, Pam (Phil Erick) Dye, of Forestville; Melissa Borowiak, of Forestville, two brothers, Roy and Paul Dye and three sisters, Dorothy Myers, Sharon Thomas and Anna Dye.  Also surviving are 9 grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by 4 brothers Jimmy, Billy, Donald & Louis Dye and by a sister Donna Fields.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Thursday, from 2-4 & 7-9 PM, from where Funeral Services will be held from Friday morning at 10 o’clock, with Rev. James D. Witherington, Jr., Hospice Chaplain, officiating.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.  Military Graveside Services will be conducted by members of the Dunkirk Joint Veteran’s Council.

The family suggests memorials may be made to HOSPICE Palliative Care of Jamestown, 20 W. Fairmount Avenue Lakewood, NY 14750.  To post condolences go to

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8 Comments on Obituary Notice – Charles R. Dye, Sr.

  1. Brenda & Dennis Lauze says:

    Dear Charlie,
    God Bless You and your family . May you already be in heaven when the devil comes to look for you!

    • Dorothy myers says:

      I will miss you always charlie I prayed you would beat the cancer but I guess it wasn’t meant to be . I know you were a wonderful husband and father but you were a wonderful brother also . You were always there if one of us needed you and I know paul and roy and sharon and ann knew that .I know you were there for heart aches for charlene and chuck and jacob and tommy and the rest of those you loved but you are at peace now and I hope that brings comfort to them you will always be loved and you will never be forgotten. Love you always Dorothy

  2. Dorothy myers says:

    Charlie I will miss you more then you ever knew. You were a wonderful husband and father and grandfather . But you were also a wonderful brother and I will love and miss you always. My thoughts and prayers to charlene and chuck and jacob and tommy and daughter-in-law and grandchildren . Love you always Dorothy

  3. Sharon & Dan Barlettte says:

    What a great Father, Grandfather & blessing Charlie was to Pam and her children!! Dan and I will be forever grateful for the care and love that he showed to them over the years!! You will be missed Charlie, but we are
    glad your suffering has ended!!

  4. Paul E Wersing says:

    God Bless Charlie and his family, he was a great Soldier, and American!
    I enjoyed the time I knew him and worked with him in the last few years prior to his retirement from the Army!
    May he Rest In Peace……MSG Paul Wersing, USAR Retired..

  5. Harry and Kathy Spinney says:

    Our condolences to Jacob, Chuck and Tommy in the loss of your Dad. Also to the rest of Charlie’s family. Many good memories in our hearts from years ago. Keeping you all in our Prayers. God Speed Charlie RIP!

  6. Mike & Dale Tobin says:

    We are both so sorry to hear about the loss of Charles, he was a wonderful person and he will be greatly missed. Condolences to family and friends.

  7. Rick Qualy says:

    Our sincere condolences to the family. Charlie was always a treat to work with RTS Maintenance, Devens, MA. He was lots of fun and had a constant smile on his face.

    Rick and Kathy Qualy

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