Traitor, Charles Eugene
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Charles Eugene Traitor of Pearl River, NY died of complications of vascular disease on October 17, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY. He was 79. Dr. Traitor worked as a toxicologist for American Cyanamid-Lederle Labs in Pearl River for 25 years before retiring in 1990.
Dr. Traitor was born January 28, 1934 in West Frankfort, Illinois to Walter and Freda (Crabtree) Traitor. He was educated in Alton, IL and graduated from Alton High School in 1952. He earned his PhD in Pharmacology from Purdue University in Indiana in 1965.
He served in the United States Navy from 1952 to 1956 attaining the rank of Machinist Mate Third Class. He also served as a Lithuanian interpreter. On September 1, 1957 he married Edwyna Baker in Alton, IL.
Dr. Traitor lived in Pearl River for the past 48 years. Before that, he lived in West Lafayette, Indiana from 1960-1965 and St. Louis, MO from 1956 to 1960. Dr. Traitor will be remembered for his heartfelt generosity, consummate gardening skills, and unfailing love for his granddaughter.
He is survived by his daughter, Ann and granddaughter Amalia of Pearl River and his son Chuck of North Carolina. He is predeceased by his wife Edwyna (1997).
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 am Saturday at St. Margaret's R.C. Church, Pearl River. Burial will follow at Cemetery of the Ascension, Airmont, NY. Visiting is Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm at Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home Inc.
Friends may send memorial donations to: Children of Promise Stable, 135 Convent Rd., Nanuet, NY 10954. It is a 501c3 tax-deductible, not for profit corporation.
Funeral Home Inc.
100 Franklin Ave.
Pearl River, NY 10965
Published in the The Journal News on Oct. 23, 2013