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Charles Elbert Young 1932 - 2013
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August 13, 2013
Dear Ruth,
I am sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. Wish I could see you and our other friends tomorrow.
Love,
Punk
August 09, 2013
Dear Ruth and Family,
So sorry for your loss. We are thinking about you at this difficult time. Many prayers and good thoughts headed your way. You both did so much for the people of Schuyler County and for the state of NY. Now Charlie is at peace.
August 01, 2013
Dear Ruth and Family,
We are so very saddened about Charlie... mourning the loss of our beloved friend, mentor, music colleague and former band member. We called Charlie a Renaissance man, blessed with so many fine talents and gifts, especially his beautiful voice and signature song, Amazing Grace. Truly amazing Charlie style! What a blessing Charlie was and is to us and we will always cherish the great memories and times together.
With Love and Deepest Sympathy, Dennis Martin and Merri Markovitch and Basin Street Jazz Band
July 31, 2013
Dear Ruth...I was so sorry to hear about Charlie... He was a great person and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Dick and Joy Carlyle
July 30, 2013
Ruth and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Charlie was so much fun when we went any place. Always willing to lend a helping hand and make us all laugh.. ! He will be missed.
July 30, 2013
I played many gigs with Charlie as a member of the Basin Street Dixieland Band and his version of "Amazing Grace" was the definitive one. He was a kind, talented and giving man.
July 30, 2013
Dear Ruth and Family--i had the pleasure of meeting Charlie in the '90s when we performed dixieland music together. He had an easygoing, thoughtful way about him that always made me feel at home. I'll miss him. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
July 29, 2013
Dear Ruth. Charlie was the greatest! I'm so glad our paths crossed for a while. I'm also glad you have so many years of memories to wrap yourself up in. Love and prayers, Beth Greiff
July 29, 2013
To the family of Charles Young: Charlie was a Chemung Volunteer Action Corps (formerly RSVP of Chemung) volunteer for three years, he donated 185 hours of his time to serving others in our community. We truly appreciate folks like Charlie. Please know you are in our thoughts at this time. Sincerely, The CVAC staff.
July 28, 2013
My dear Ruth, and family, As I once told you, Hal and I "danced and romanced" to Charlie's music at the Pour House. Hal and Charlie were colleagues at Sullivan Park. I have a CD of Charlie singing "Amazing Grace", it is his song. Nobody did it better. My heart goes out to all of you as you grieve, but, what a wonderful person to have known.
Jan and Hal Smith
July 28, 2013
Ruth, We are so sorry to hear of Charles's passing.We first meet Charley when he was singing at the Pour House. He would some times come over to our table to visit. May he rest in peace. Dick and Teresa Reidy
July 27, 2013
Dear Ruth & Family,
Your in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Ray & I were so happy we got a chance to see Charlie & you in May. Our sympathy to you and the family.
Love,
Barb & Ray
July 24, 2013
Ruth, My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. I'm sure that Charles will be greatly missed by all who's lives he touched.

Suzette Bressler
East High Class of '82
July 24, 2013
Charlie sang at both my sister's & my wedding over 50 years ago, as well as one daughter's wedding 28 years ago at 1st Presbyterian in Bath - we will always remember his beautiful voice filling the Church, especially when singing "The Lord's Prayer." What a great gift he had! A blessing to have known him.
July 24, 2013
Debbie and family I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I remember meeting Charlie years ago when we worked together. A very nice man. Your family will be in my prayers.
July 24, 2013
Ruth & Family. We are so saddened to hear of the loss of such a great human being. I was honored to not only to have known him, but to have served with him on the Economic Opportunity Board of Directors while he was a Schuyler County Legislator & I was the Cheumung County Legislative Representative. He was a great source of knowledge. Charlie I regret that I never got the chance to have that "Yuengling," with you & a cup of Ruth's Costa Rican Coffee.
Rest in Peace my good friend. And give Howie Coleman my regards.
Sidney S. Graubard, Chemung County Legislator
July 23, 2013
To Ruth and family: Charles was a brilliant man and humanitarian. On top of that, he was an amazing musician and vocalist with a memory for lyrics that was astounding. We will remember "The Pour House" years with happy memories and tears for good times long gone. Rest in peace Charlie, and play one more Dixie tune with Bob Reome while you're up there!
July 23, 2013
Charle you will never be forgotten,I am glad i got too know you and got too hear your music. miss ya
July 23, 2013
Charlie/Dad,
You were/are my second Father and I could of not choosen better myself than my Mom did. You gave me my love of music that anyone that knows me knows that music is my passion and for that, and many other things, I thank you.
You will be so missed. I love you.
Love,
Debbie
July 23, 2013
Ruth and Family:
We are so saddened to hear of Charlie's passing. Charlie was a wonderful talented man. I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Chris and Sue Morton
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