RobRoy Charcholla

Obituary of RobRoy Charcholla

BERGEN - RobRoy “Chark” Charcholla passed away on May 1, 2020.  He is survived by his loving bride of 68 years, Nancy; children:  Daniel (Susan); Robin (Monica); Scott(Vanessa); daughter-in-law Desiree Demanincor; grandchildren: Denielle  (Charlie), Maya, Rory (Jillian), Ryan, Jorden (Kristen),Alex (Crystal), Jennifer (Jon), and Nick; great-grandchildren:  Alyvia, Blake, Easton, Will, Henry, and Livy; nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In the town of Bergen where everyone knew his name, Papa Chark was a legend. Known for his happy-go-lucky style and irreverent sense of humor, Chark connected easily with others because of his love for life.  Throughout his lifetime, he wore many different hats. He was a farmer, a milkman, a salesman, a state worker, a glass shop owner, a basketball coach, a father-figure to many, and the beloved patriarch of the Charcholla family.  He was an iconic softball pitcher, a softball umpire, and a soccer referee. His funny antics made him a fan-favorite. He instilled his strong work ethic and love for sports and athletics in his three sons who in turn passed it on to their families. He was ever-present at his grand-children’s sporting events, where once again, he became a fan-favorite.    He provided unconditional love, acceptance, understanding, and had a warm and welcoming heart.  His legacy and memories will always be cherished, and undoubtedly, he will always be remembered as the “life of the party”. 

The family is grateful to the staff of Leroy Village Greens for their outstanding care of our Papa Chark for the past two years.

There will be no visitation.  Services will be held privately for the family.  Burial will be in Mt. Rest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in RobRoy's memory may be made to Byron-Bergen Sports Boosters, 6917 West Bergen Road, Bergen, New York 14416.

Arrangements were entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 51 S. Lake St., Bergen.



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