Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home

14 Grand Street, Oneonta, NY


Charles J. Trachta

January 27, 1926January 10, 2020

Charles J. Trachta, 93, formally of Staten Island and most recently of Franklin, NY, passed away Friday January 10, 2020, at his home in Franklin surrounded by his loving family.

He was born January 27, 1926, in Staten Island, the son of the late Joseph F. and Veronica (Hublie) Trachta. Charles was raised on Staten Island and attended Port Richmond High School until joining the U.S. Navy on January 27, 1944. He was honorably discharged May 10, 1946 after serving in the Pacific Theater including Okinawa and occupied Japan. Charles received the Navy Commendation Medal. He married the former Edythe G. Devlin on February 7, 1948 in Staten Island. He graduated from Curtis Evening School and then Wagner College in 1969 receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Ed.

Charles worked for New York Telephone Company as a Traffic Superintendent for 37 years retiring in March of 1985. With his wife he moved to Franklin, N.Y. in September 1985 after building their home. Charles attended St. Mary’s Church in Oneonta. He was also a member of the Staten Island Rifle and Pistol Club. He was a skilled gunsmith making many of his own pistols. In his leisure time Charles enjoyed art work, painting, marble carving, as well as hunting and fishing. Also Charles and Edythe enjoyed square dancing and belonged to the Covered Bridge Squares in Unadilla. Above all else,

Charles enjoyed spending time with his wife Edythe. He is survived by his loving wife Edythe Trachta of Franklin; his children, Thomas M. Trachta (Jane) of Nazareth, PA, James F. Trachta (Gina) of Daytona Beach, FL, Charles J. Trachta, Jr. of Virginia, and Edythe G Trachta of Texas; 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Veronica Trachta and his brothers Joseph and John Trachta.

Friends are invited to greet the family Wednesday, January 15, 2020, from 5-7 PM in the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street Oneonta.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 10 AM in St. Mary’s Church, 39 Walnut Street, Oneonta with Rev. David Mickiewicz, officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 39 Walnut Street, Oneonta, NY 13820 or to Helios Care, 297 River Street, S Service Rd. Suite #1, Oneonta, NY 13820 or at helioscare.org

To offer condolences to the family, please visit: www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.



  • Visitation Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, January 16, 2020


  • Interment


Charles J. Trachta

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Joanne Hanson

January 15, 2020

Pop Pop Charlie, I will miss your wonderful smile and terrific compliments, but most of all I will miss the way touched my heart at every family gathering. You were a presence and I always looked forwarded to seeing you and wondered what surprise stories I was going to hear. I was impressed by your many talents, building, electronics, crafting and many more. You touched my heart even though you never have known it . May you rest in peace my friend . The world has lost treasure. I know one day I will see you again , see you your smile and be ready to hear many more stories at heaven's gate. I love you. Joanne