Charles E. Sipple

Charles E. “Chuck” Sipple, 76, of Gowanda, NY, and Boca Raton, FL, died May 21, 2014.

He was born January 31, 1938 in Gowanda.

Mr. Sipple was the beloved husband of Elena (Ellie). Brother of Elizabeth (Sis) Mallaber of Collins. Father of Scott (Susan) of Medfield, MA, and Greg (Marianne) of Great Falls, VA. Grandfather of Charlie III, Taylor, Kimberly, Kelsey, Stephanie and Lindsay. His parents, Mary (Gauthier) and Fred Sipple and his grandparents, Charles and Louise (Lallman) Sipple as well as his great grandparents, John and El-izabeth Sipple, were all residents of Gowanda.

Charlie graduated from Gowanda High School in 1955, then went to Cortland State Teachers College, where he was a member of Delta Kappa fraternity, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree. Following his undergraduate studies at Cortland State, he attended Indiana University where he earned a Master’s degree in Education.

Charlie was an international business man who rose to prominence quickly in the wine and spirits industry where he led several companies throughout his 50-plus year career. His business relationships were always friendships and like his friendships, they were deep, sincere and long lasting.

Charlie or “Chuck” as most in Gowanda knew him, was a driving force in trying to keep the Class of ’55 together and reuniting in Gowanda and Lake Wales, FL.

Friends may call at the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME, 44 Center St., Gowanda (716)-532-4200 Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 12 Noon to 2 p.m. A Memorial Service will close visitation at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Following Charles’ Memorial Service, the family will hold a reception at the Gowanda Moose Lodge #1382, 201 Aldrich St., Gowanda. .

In lieu of flowers or gifts, please send a donation in his name to any or all of the following animal rescues which were dear to Charlie’s heart. Each of these were known personally by him; they are small independent charities run by individuals whom Charlie admired and respected.

Catitude Inc.

9169 SW 16th Road E

Boca Raton, FL 33428

Attn: Margaret DeSantis

Tax ID: 80-0349570

Chesed Foundation

10393 Canoe Brook

Boca Raton, FL 33498

Attn: Bobbi Miller

Tax ID: 20-117559

A Better Life Rescue

15757 Pines Blvd. #309

Pembroke Pines, FL 33029

Attn: Cira Leslie

Tax ID: 27-3257599