Charles D. Agan Jr.

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Agan, Charles D., Jr.

Age 79, of Big Flats, NY, died Friday, March 14th, on his 79th birthday peacefully surrounded by his children and loved ones. The family wishes to express our deep thanks to the staff and caregivers at Bethany for their compassion and his excellent care. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen; parents, Charles & Pauline; and sister, Kathleen Hamilton; parents-in-law, Walter (Margaret) Stein; brother-in-law, Lawrence Stein; sister in-law, Kathleen Stein; and nephew, James Stein. He is survived by his sons, Michael (James DeRoo), Plano, TX, Joseph (Heather), Big Flats, NY; daughter, Lisa (John) Stempin, Horseheads, NY; and grandson, Jacob Agan, Big Flats, NY; sisters and brothers, Elizabeth (Michael) Horn, Potomac, MD, Delores (Ronald) McClellan, Sarasota, FL, Paul (Carolyn) Agan, Port Orange, FL, Maureen (Stephan) Kay, Gilbert, AZ, and Michael (Julie) Agan, Mandeville, LA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas Hamilton, Elmira, NY, Walter (Carol) Stein, Big Flats, NY, John (Esperanza) Stein, Elmira, NY, Thomas (Sue) Stein, Elmira, NY, James Stein, Horseheads, NY, Robert (Kathy) Stein, Elmira, NY, Kathleen Stein, Elmira, NY, Elizabeth and Margie Stein, Horseheads, NY; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was an avid sportsman who loved hunting, fishing, boating and camping. He enjoyed travel, golf, bowling, euchre and pinochle. He retired from the Elmira Correctional Facility in 1996 with 37 years of service as a Corrections Officer where he received several commendations of exemplary service. He served his country in the United States Air Force from 1953 to 1957 as a Supply Records Specialist where he received an honorable discharge and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, United Service Medal and Korean Service Medal. He was a graduate of Southside High School Class of 1953. Visitation hours will be held on Thursday, March 20th, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 21st, 10:00 a.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 556 St. Joseph's Boulevard, Elmira, NY, immediately followed by a Christian Burial in Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery with family and friends gathering afterward for a reception with food and beverage to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to "Elmira Blessed Sacrament, Homebound Ministries", 1010 Davis St., Elmira, NY 14901 or to the "Friends of the Chemung River Watershed", 111 N. Main St, Elmira, NY 14901. Guest book may be signed in obituaries at www.olthof.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.



Published in Star-Gazette from Mar. 18 to Mar. 20, 2014
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