Charles L. Stevens, 80, Black River

BLACK RIVER, NY — Charles L. “Larry” Stevens (Butch), 80, of 29112 State Route 3, Black River, passed away Oct. 5, 2019, after being involved in a tragic vehicle accident in the Town of Shelby.

He was born on Aug. 18, 1939, in Watertown, NY, son of Joseph Harry Kenneth Stevens and Eleanor Florence Hayes.

Following school he worked at St. Regis Paper Co. in DeFeriet.

He married Nadine M. Michalik on Oct. 21, 1962, at St. James Catholic Church in Carthage.

The couple moved to Rochester in 1966 where he went to work at Kodak as a laborer up until he retired on October 31, 1991. He then drove tractor trailer for NTTS in Syracuse, with his good friend Erv Clark out of Rochester and drove truck through out the United States for five years. The couple moved to Black River in 2009.

He enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Sons of the American Legion  and Eagles Club.

Among his survivors are his loving wife, Nadine M. Stevens, Black River, three daughters, two sons in law and a daughter in law, Debra A (Todd) Baker, Watertown, Charlene M.  (Lisa) Stevens, Penfield, NY, Kimberly A. and Howard Gleason, Rineyville, Kentucky, four grandsons, two granddaughters; a great granddaughter; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be held Noon to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at the Bruce Funeral Home, Black River.

A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Black River Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will immediately follow at the Black River American Legion.

Donations may be made to the Black River Ambulance Squad, Black River Fire Deparment, or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

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