Charles "Charlie" M. Carman Jr.

September 18, 1943December 16, 2020

Charles “Charlie” M. Carman Jr., 77, of Oneonta passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2020, in Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown.

He was born September 18, 1943 in Oneonta, the son of the late Charles and Frances (Sturiale) Carman. Charlie was a life-long Oneonta resident. For a period of time he worked for SUNY Oneonta in the Custodial Department.

Charlie was an active member of St. Mary’s Church, Oneonta for his entire life. He also spent many hours volunteering for the Salvation Army as a Bell Ringer during the Holiday Season as well as many other functions. Charlie was honored by the Salvation Army many times for his faithful volunteerism. Charlie was very proud that, throughout his life, he donated blood to the Red Cross everytime he could. He loved the Christmas Season and admiring all of the decorations around the city. He also enjoyed city events especially parades. Charlie loved music and dancing. Charlie will be remembered as a very good natured person that never complained and always had a kind word to say to someone. Many people in Oneonta will remember Charlie as always riding his bicycle throughout the city right up until the time he became ill.

He is survived by his daughter Valerie Scanlan and her husband Brett of Charlotte, NC; his daughter-in-law, Tricia Carman of Binghamton; his adoring grandchildren, Emerson, Bryce, Alaina, and Liana, and many cousins.

Charlie was predeceased by his son Jonathan Carman.

A private Funeral Service will be held at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home with Rev. David Mickiewicz, Pastor, St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Oneonta. Committal and burial will take place in the spring in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Emmons.

Memorial contributions in Charlie’s memory may be made to the Salvation Army, 25 River Street, Oneonta, NY 13820. The family would like to thank all of those that assisted Charlie in various ways.

To send the family an online condolence please go to Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.



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Richard Picolla

January 9, 2021

This picture of Charlie is perfect. Always with a terrific smile. I knew him through his visits near Riverside School and from St, May’s Church. Please accept my sincere condolences. He was a very kind and friendly man. RIP Charlie!

Joan Lambiaso

December 21, 2020

Charlie and I went to school together. He was a happy student and always had a kind word for everyone. I no longer live in Oneonta but always looked forward to seeing Charlie at our class picnics. He still had that same smile and kind words for everyone. He will be missed.

Sharon Shoemaker

December 21, 2020

When we reflect on the best parts of our parents and seach within our selves the parts we carry... know the pieces of himself Charlie gave to you is his kindness. If he had it to give it was yours.

I dont think I ever saw Charlie without a smile... that's how I will remember him... and dressed in a crisp shirt. :)

Sonja Mastrogiacomo

December 19, 2020

I remember Charley, he worked at Mold a Matic on river street I think as a janitor when I worked there in the 70s. He was so sweet and kind to everyone. He always liked to talk to people and was very friendly. God Bless him.

Gloria (Uhlig) Weil

December 19, 2020

Knew Charlie through high school. Very kind natured and friendly to all. My sincere sympathy to his family.