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Charles "Butch" Pell

May 10, 1945 ~ October 5, 2020 (age 75)


Charles E. “Butch” Pell, age 75, of County Road 141, passed away at The Centers at St. Camillus in Syracuse after a month long hospitalization in Geneva.

Services will be held privately at Covert Funeral Home, with military honors at Lake View Cemetery in Interlaken. Kindly consider a donation in Butch’s memory to Lake View Cemetery Association, PO Box 562, Interlaken, NY 14847, of which he had been an association member for several years.

Butch was born in Ithaca on May 10, 1945, the son of the late Earl and Ruth (Hubbard) Pell. He was married to his longtime sweetheart, Cheryl Terry.  He was drafted by the US Army during the Vietnam Era. Following a battle injury, he was awarded a Purple Heart and returned home to Interlaken.  He was a heavy equipment operator for the Union of Operating Engineers of Syracuse until he went to work at the Seneca Army Depot in 1980. Butch retired from the Depot in 2000 as an industrial plant equipment mechanic.  He had been a member of and past commander of the former American Legion Post #462 in Interlaken.

 Butch is survived by his wife of 51 years, Cheryl of Interlaken; a sister, Sandi Bassette of Trumansburg; sisters in law, Debby (Bill) Karlsen of Ovid, Sandy (Bernie) Hauf of Willard; brother in law, John (Peggy) Terry of Interlaken; mother in law, Lee Terry of Interlaken, many nieces, nephews and cousins; his aunt, Mary Pell and her family all of Interlaken.  Butch was a caring and kind person, who touched many people’s lives.  He will be missed by his wife, family, and many friends.

For additional information, please contact Covert Funeral Home at 607-869-3411.

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