Charles Dickinson
Charles Dickinson

Obituary of Charles R. Dickinson

Charles R. “Chuck” Dickinson,91, of Falconer went to be with his Lord on Monday, (January 24, 2022) in Warren Manor Nursing Home. He was born September 19, 1930 in Jamestown the son of the late Harold E. and Mabel Shannon Dickinson. He was a lifelong area resident of Falconer, NY. Chuck loved many things, especially the love for his Lord and Savior, his family, friends and many hobbies. His grandchildren were very important part of his life. Whether playing ball with them or going to their school activities. He’d always say, “I love my children but I would die for my grandchildren.” He also enjoyed writing poetry and prayers. Chuck enjoyed pitching horseshoes and was very active over the past 50 years pitching and organizing events. Chuck started his career in banking in 1950 for First National Bank of Jamestown. In 1955 First National Bank of Jamestown merged with Marine Midland Bank. Chuck was employed for 40 years retiring as Assistant Vice President in 1989. Chuck led a busy life in addition to family and work. He was the Past President of the Falconer Jr. Chamber of Commerce, Organizing President of the Kiwanis Club of Falconer and in 1965 was named “The Outstanding Young Man of the Year,” also again in 1975. He was a life member of the Falconer Rod & Gun Club and The AMVET Post. He served 5 years in the Naval Reserve until health problems caused him to be discharged. He served on the Gerry Nursing Home Board as President-Treasurer and Chairman of the Board. Chuck also served as Past Director of the AAA Jamestown. He was Past President and Secretary of the Falconer Rod and Gun Horseshoe Division, Past Pres. and Secretary of the Falconer Horseshoe Club, he served as the NYS Asst. Regional Director to the National Horseshoe Pitching Association. Chuck was awarded in 1986 the Carl Steinfeld Award for the work in promoting the game of horse shoes. In 1988 he was inducted into the N.Y.S. Horseshoe Hall of Fame. He served twice as the N.Y.S. Horseshoe Championship Tournament Director. In 2003 he was instrumental in helping to build 12 new horseshoe courts at the AMVET Post on Fluvanna Ave. He served as secretary of the Chautauqua Lake Horseshoe Club, Senior Division. Chuck loved the Lord and his church community and served on various committees. He was a member of the Southside Baptist Church and served as a Deacon, Treasurer, Sunday School Teacher and as Financial Secretary and Trustee. He was an avid Bible reader and loved to teach Sunday School. Most recently he and his wife, Joan faithfully attended worship at Family Church in Jamestown. “God put me on earth to serve not to be served. I am so happy He gave me the ability to serve. The journey was short but I enjoyed the trip.” He is survived by his wife Joan L. Holmberg Dickinson of Falconer whom he married April 19, 1968; his children: Susan L. Sorensen of Warren, PA, Rev. Scott Dickinson, of Ottawa, KA, Sandra J. Long of Virginia; step children: Sharon Sudano of PA, Susan Jerman of Zelienople, PA; 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren, a sister-in-law Linda Wood of Warren, PA, several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his step son Robert Sorensen, two brothers: Harold M. and Rolland J. Dickinson. A private service will be held in the Falconer Funeral Home. Rev. Timothy Stahlman will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Falconer. Memorials may be donated to the Family Church 3930 Garfield Rd. Jamestown, NY 14701., or to a charity of one’s choice.
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