Charles Simeon K. "Chuck" Wellington
1930 - 2021
Charles Simeon K. "Chuck" Wellington
Arkport, NY / Port Charlotte, FL - Charles Simeon K. "Chuck" Wellington, 91, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 10th at Sun Valley Campground in Arkport, NY where he resided for the summer months.
Chuck was born June 26, 1930 in Hornell, NY, the son of the late Carl L. Wellington and Ruth (Kinney) Wellington. Chuck was also predeceased by a brother, Carl L. Wellington, Jr.
A graduate of Arkport Central School class of 1947, Chuck attended Cornell University before enlisting in the Army in February 1951 to serve in the Korean War. In 1954, when his enlistment was completed, SSG Wellington returned home to the family farm in Arkport and began expanding it into a modern dairy operation until his retirement and move to Port Charlotte, Florida 31 years ago.
Chuck was married for 66 years to Marlene Malter of Perkinsville, NY who survives. Together they had 5 sons: Thomas (deceased), David (Lisa) of Sterling, VA, William, James, and Randolph (Tammy) of Arkport. Chuck was the proud grandfather of: Andrew (Jordan) Wellington, Jenna (Wesley) Churchman, Zachary (Danielle) Wellington, Thomas Wellington, Dean Wellington, Sarah Wellington, and Kate Wellington. He also had 8 great-grandchildren.
Chuck served on many Steuben County committees such as the Agricultural and Stabilization Conservation Service and the Town of Dansville Board. Chuck was selected to proudly serve on the Steuben Trust Board of Directors for many years. Upon retirement from farming, Chuck enjoyed volunteering at the Military Heritage Museum in Punta Gorda, Florida as well as building theatrical sets for The Charlotte Players.
Contributions in memory of Charles K. Wellington may be made to a charity of your choice.
A private family ceremony will be held at a future date.
Published by Hornell Evening Tribune from Jul. 18 to Jul. 20, 2021.
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My condolences to the Family of the Wellingtons. I have fond memories of my childhood, growing up "on the farm" with your family. Mr Wellington was always kind to my family, and will truly be missed. Take comfort in family and friends, knowing he had a great life on Earth, and in Heaven. When people have asked me "Where you from Jordan?" I can take pride and say " Oak Hill...home". God bless.
Danny Jordan
July 22, 2021
Dear Marlene, I have been trying to reach you to see if you were at camp. Would get Chuck´s phone but could not leave a message. Decided to google you to see if there was another phone to call and this obituary popped up. I am so terribly sorry. He was such a good man. I would love to see you when you´re ready. Please contact me. After 66 years it will be so difficult for you. I want to give you a big hug. Love, Patty
Patty Oliver
July 19, 2021
Marlene and Family please accept our heartfelt condolences and prayers. We have fond memories of all the family reunions we enjoyed together.
Joseph and Dorothy Smyder
July 19, 2021
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