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Charles F. Van Brocklen

February 5, 1939 ~ December 28, 2020 (age 81)


West Sand Lake - Charles F. Van Brocklen, 81, died Monday, December 28, 2020, at Samaritan Hospital in Troy.

Born in Amsterdam, NY, he was son of the late Douglas B. Van Brocklen and Nancy  Marnie Van Brocklen and husband for 52 years of Ruth Killingbeck Van Brocklen. He had resided  in the West Sand Lake area for the past 45 years. He attended Ravena Schools until 11 grade and was a 1958 graduate of Philip Schuyler High School.

After high school, Charles served in the United States Marine Corps for 4 years. 

He was a telephone technician for AT&T for 42 years retiring in 2003.

Charles was a Boy Scout leader, Junior Achievements Advisor, he enjoyed bowling and was an avid Mets fan. He was a very moral man with a generous heart; a tremendous sense of humor and a strong love for family and country.

Survivors in addition to his wife, Ruth, include his 3 children, Carrie Cameilo, Lansingburgh, Russell Van Brocklen, West Sand Lake and Robin Van Brocklen, West Sand Lake; his niece, Deborah Van Brocklen; and grand nephew, Devin Howie

A memorial service will be held in the spring.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Charles F. Van Brocklen to the Sand Lake Ambulance PO Box 222 West Sand Lake, NY 12196.

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Family to hold services at a later date.


Sand Lake Ambulance
PO Box 222, West Sand Lake NY 12196

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