Obituary of Charles E. Boone, Jr.
Charles “Chuck” E. Boone, Jr., 74, of Ballston Lake died suddenly on Tuesday Oct. 10, 2017 at Albany Medical Center Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Albany on Feb. 3, 1943 and was the son of the late Charles E. and Elizabeth (Young) Boone, Sr., and the oldest of eleven siblings. He was a graduate of Bethlehem Central High School. Chuck enlisted in the Navy and served from 1961 – 1965 and he was honorably discharged at the rank of Gunner’s Mate, 2nd Class. He then attended Paul Smith’s College in Saranac and graduated from SUNY College of Environmental Science in Forestry at Syracuse University. His early career began as a Forester with Finch Pruyn in Newcomb, NY, and Monroe Tree Service in Batavia, NY. He later served in the New York State Police from 1972 to 2000 where he retired as a Technical Sgt., Firearms Examiner in the State Police Laboratory; his Trooper career also included service in the Troop F and Troop T (Thruway) barracks and the Governor’s Detail. He is the beloved husband of Lynne L. Snyder, his high school sweetheart whom he married on June 29, 1968. While raising their two sons, Chuck enjoyed coaching their baseball, football and basketball teams. He wintered in Vero Beach, FL for many years and had many friends there. Following retirement, he was a part-time commercial truck driver and also worked for the Auto Auction in Clifton Park. He volunteered on the USS Slater in Albany and was a member of the USS Nantahala AO-60 association. Camping in the Adirondacks with his family was a favorite pastime along with traveling with Lynne, golfing with his buddies, and spending time with his immediate and extended family. He was a communicant of Corpus Christi Church in Ushers, NY. Chuck was a man who neither sought awards or recognition in life, but took great personal satisfaction in his commitment to his home, family and community, and in always doing a good job in an organized manner.
In addition to his wife, Chuck is survived by his devoted sons, Mark Edward (Michele) Boone of Ellington, CT and Michael James Boone of Salem, MA; brother of Carole (Victor) Ballato of Delmar, NY; Donald (Barbara) Boone of Ballston Lake, NY; Theresa Boone of Dover, NH; James (Susan) Boone of Fayetteville, NY; Mary (John) Querques of Clifton Park, NY; Gerard (Laura) Boone of Westerlo, NY; Anne (Thomas) Bielawski of Schoharie, NY; John (Christopher Lockwood) Boone of NYC; Joseph (Taffey) Boone of Westerlo, NY; and the late Martha Boone; cherished grandfather of Isabella and Kaitlyn Boone; also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral with full NYS Police honors will be held Tuesday morning at 9:00 am from Corpus Christi Church in Ushers, NY where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.
Calling hours will be from 4-8 pm Monday in the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Rt. 9 in Clifton Park, NY 12065.
Interment with full military honors will be in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to: "The NYS Trooper Foundation State of New York" and sent to The NYS Trooper Foundation, 3 Airport Park Boulevard, Latham, NY 12110-1441; or the American Heart Association 440 New Karner Road Albany, NY12205.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Charles Boone, Jr., please visit Tribute Store
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