EVANS MILLS, NY — Charles F.J. Wischoff, 84, Evans Mills, passed away Thursday evening, July 18, at his home.
Calling hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home Watertown with a prayer service to follow at 6 p.m.
There will be a gathering at the Evans Mills Fire Department following the funeral beginning at 7 p.m.
Born Sept. 30, 1934, one of 11 children to Harry and Isabelle Smart Wischoff. He worked for the New York State Department of Transportation before joining the US Navy.
Following his honorable discharge, Mr. Wischoff worked for many years in sales for several companies to include Canteen and Schuler’s Potato Chips until the companies closed. He also worked for Hyde-Stone and Lowes. He last worked at the Super Walmart on Route 11 in the town of Leray as a sales rep in the automotive department until retiring.
Charles married Betty Goodridge on July 23, 1954. The couple would have celebrated 65 years of marriage on Tuesday.
Mr. Wischoff was a 53-year member of the Watertown Elks and was a longtime member of the Brownville American Legion.
He enjoyed doing construction at his home and being with his pets at home.
Charles is survived by his wife, Betty; his children, Michael (Bobby) Wischoff, LasVegas, David (Deb) Wischoff, Louisiana, Steaven Wischoff, Tennessee, Shelley (Michael) Watson, Pillar Point and Lisa (Andrew) Hall, Watertown; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by 10 brothers and sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.
Condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.