Charles F. Polvino

IRVING – Charles F. “Chuck” Polvino, 78, of Silver Creek, NY, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, Nov. 2, 2013, at TLC/Lake Shore Hospital in Irving, NY.

He was born April 25, 1935 in Silver Creek, NY, the son of the late Anthony and Josephine (Randazzo) Polvino.

A Silver Creek resident for most of his life, Chuck graduated from Silver Creek Central School in 1953. He entered the U.S. Air Force on May 25, 1954 in Buffalo, NY and was honorably discharged on March 17, 1961. On Dec. 9, 1962, he married Benedetta “Betty” Faccinto, who predeceased him on Aug. 9, 2004.

Mr. Polvino was well known as “Charlie the Mailman,” a position he held in Silver Creek for more than 30 years. After his retirement, Chuck be-came “Charlie the Bus Driver,” for SCCS for about 12 years. He will be remembered for his outgoing personality. He enjoyed talking with people he met throughout the day.

A sports enthusiast, Chuck liked to watch football and softball. He was an avid reader and worked crossword puzzles. Most of all, he took great pride in his children’s accomplishments.

Survivors include his two daughters, Katherine Kaus and Patricia Goudeau, both of Silver Creek; two sisters, Toni Jo Martinez and Can-dace Weitz, both of Silver Creek; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his canine companion, “Spencer.”

Besides his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, David Polvino; a sister, Jane Houle; and a son-in-law, Donald Goudeau.

The family will greet friends Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Central Ave., Silver Creek, NY, where a celebration of the life of Charles F. “Chuck” Polvino will follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

The family would like to invite friends to the Silver Creek Firemen’s Club, 21 Jackson St., following the memorial service for refreshments and a time of fellowship.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue, 7540 North Gale St., Westfield, NY 14787.

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