Cobleskill – Charles S. Milton, 92, passed away after a brief illness on Friday, March 24th, 2023.
Born and raised in Troy, NY, Chuck was the son of the late Charles Milton and Helen Pauline (Svingala) Milton.
A proud graduate of Christian Brothers Academy, Chuck went on to serve our country in the US Army from 1952-1954.
For many years Chuck owned and operated Chuck’s Bun N Burger with the help of his wife, Kathleen. During that time he also served as mayor of the Village of Colonie for several terms from 1971-1979. For a brief period, Chuck worked as a chef at SUNY Albany. After moving to Cobleskill in 1988, Chuck served as mayor of the village during the 1990’s during which time he also ran the Hammerstone Village Apartments in Cobleskill. Loving to stay active, after “retirement” Chuck went on to work at the Schoharie County Board of Elections until the age of 91.
In Chuck’s younger years he was an avid hunter. Other things he greatly enjoyed were having cocktails with ‘the guys’, spending time at his camp at Peck’s Lake and visiting places with his wife and friends including Foxwoods Casino, New Smyrna Beach and trips to Las Vegas. He was also a huge Nascar fan, especially of his favorite driver, Dale Ernhardt. Chuck would take trips in his RV to watch races with Kathleen and his daughter, Tina.
He was a diehard NY Mets fan as well as the NY Giants. Chuck was also a member of the Colonie Elks Lodge and the Cobleskill Eagles Club.
Besides his parents, Chuck was predeceased by his wife, Kathleen (Kross) Milton who passed away in 2020.
He is survived by his devoted daughter, Tina E. Milton and her significant other, Jody Becker.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, April 1st from 1-3pm at the White-VanBuren Funeral Home, 1779 Main Street, Delanson.
Because of Chuck’s love for animals, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Schoharie Co. Animal Shelter, 304 Howes Cave Rd., Howes Cave, NY 12092.
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