In Memory

Charles Carrow

Charles Carrow

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08/24/10 09:25 PM #1    

Donna Carnes (Schiedel)

Here is the history for Chuck as far as I know:

He was married three times:

Suanne Franklin- 2 children- Dennis and Lisa

Elizabeth Swift - no children

Laura Worth -raised my 2 children Sharon and jason Wichrowski and they both called him dad.

Chuck served our country in the U.S. Navy as an E.T. (Electronic Technician)
Chuck worked as an Erie County Sheriff for approximately 4 years. He was responsible for pursuing, capturing and the successful prosecution (under a NYS Business Law) of an American flag burner during the UB riots. Unfortunately the decision was overturned when the US Supreme Court decided flag burning to be a freedom of speech.
Chuck left the Sheriff's department and worked with his sister Lois in her flower shop for about a year.
Chuck then became an owner/operator of his own dump truck for a few years.
Chuck drove bus for Greyhound for many years and was requested by many tour groups repeatedly because of his kind,thoughtful manner and skill as a professional driver. After the much publicized Greyhound strike, Chuck went to NTTS(National Tractor Trailer School) to obtain his Commercial Drivers License.
He drove tractor trailer for Singer Transport/Buffalo Fuel Corp until his retirement at the age of 61.
Chuck had had problems with his heart, requiring coronary bypass surgery at the age of 48. He recovered well and went back to work as a truck driver. His retirement was due to irregular heart rhythms. He was always very professional in his work and took pride in a job well done.
After his retirement he had 4 heart attacks and one stroke.
He enjoyed working on our home, updating and insulating the house. He also enjoyed working on cars and was always detailing his truck during his driving career.
He also loved spending time with his grandchildren.
We purchased some property in the country and enjoyed the extremely rural getaway.
(as submitted by Laura Carrow, Chuck's wife)

08/25/10 12:12 AM #2    

James Mardock

I remember talking with Chuck at a previous reunion in Gowanda, and he was driving for Greyhound then, or had been.   Unfortunately, it appears Chuck had a history of heart problems, perhaps hereditary.   He will surely be missed at the reunion next year, and my condolences go out to his family.              Jim Mardock

08/25/10 07:33 AM #3    

Thomas Barone

Chuck was a " Perrysburg Boy " and was proud of it. Chuck was a Cool guy before cool was invented! 



08/25/10 02:07 PM #4    

Donna Carnes (Schiedel)

Please remember that Rich DePue was Chuck's best friend and "brother "forever. I'm sure we all extend our thoughts of comfort to Rich as well as to Laura and Chuck's children and grandchildren.

I'm sure Chuck's and Rich's friendship started long before the Cam Twisters in high school.


12/26/14 09:18 AM #5    

Charles Carrow

I got moved into my forest home in April. I'm still settling in, but am so much happier here, where Chuck and I had planned to build and live. It is very isolated and totally off-grid. For anyone on Facebook, my main picture is of the house, garage and a portion of the solar array. If anyone is interested in going solar, please don't hesitate to contact me via email or phone. My email is and my cell phone number is 716-432-9664.

We have cleared about 60 trees so far and will be clearing another 30 or so in the Spring. It helps since I heat with a wood stove. I am planning a memorial garden next to the front stairs in the Spring, planting flowers and shrubs that Chuck liked. There is also a wooden bench that Chuck loved that will be the center point of the garden. I will be interring Chuck's ashes under the bench, along with those of all of his dogs that we had. He was a dog whisperer, and next to me, he loved his dogs.

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