CHARLES "CHUCK" ORDWAY - ESSEX JUNCTION - Charles "Chuck" Ordway, 82, of Essex Junction, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Oct. 3, 2013. He was born Oct. 20, 1930, at Fanny Allen Hospital, Colchester, son of George and Esther Ordway. Chuck was an active member of the Episcopal Currsillo movement. He was one of the original six men who brought Kairos to Vermont and northern New York. Chuck was president of Vermont Spool and Bobbin Company in Burlington. After his retirement, he became Sexton at Saint James Episcopal Church in Essex Junction, and worked at Rock Point in Burlington. Chuck is survived by his wife, Joyce; son, George (Bonnie); daughter, Nancy (Kevin); stepdaughters, Carolyn (Pete), Cheryl (O'Dell), and Cathy (David); grandchildren, Kaity, Dylan, Ethan, Logan, Shawn (Jason), and Brennan (Kari); stepgrandchildren, Chani (Andy), Lorelei, PJ, Audrey, James, and Dawson; and five great-grandchildren, Colton, Griffin, Mason, Bryn, and Cooper. He is also survived by his sister, Ruth (Stillman); sister-in-law, Priscilla Webber; and many nieces and nephews. Chuck was preceded by his first wife, Barbara; and his parents, George and Esther Ordway. The family wishes to thank the Hospice nurses, LNA's and volunteers for their wonderful care of Chuck. We would also like to thank our neighbors for their love and caring support. Chuck's Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Saint James Episcopal Church, 4 St. James Place (off Route 2A, Gate F Entrance to the Champlain Valley Fairgrounds), Essex Junction. Corbin & Palmer Funeral and Cremation Service, 9 Pleasant St., in care of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Chuck's name to VNA Hospice or Saint James Episcopal Church.
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Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home
9 Pleasant St
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Published in The Burlington Free Press from Oct. 5 to Oct. 12, 2013