Mr. Charles H. Bedell, Jr., 93 years old, died Sunday at River Ridge Living Center, where he had been a patient for the past few weeks. He was born December 31, 1919 in Gloversville, the son of Charles H. and Ida Schwartz Bedell, Sr., attended Johnstown schools and served with the US Army during WW2. Mr. Bedell had been employed as a machinist with the General Electric Co. in Schenectady. He had been a member of the former St. Casimir's Church and was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church. Mr. Bedell was a past member of the Bigelow-Weavers Club and bowled in several leagues over the years. He enjoyed playing cards, trips to the Casino and especially the track at Saratoga.
On October 17, 1943 he married the former Helen V. Korzeniewska who survives.
Also surviving are his sons Charles H. (Gerda) Bedell, lll of Aurora, Colorado and Gary A. Bedell of Gloversville, his daughter Sandra L. (Dwight) Smarup of Gloversville, five grandchildren: Amy Hutzel, Michelle Bedell, Sean Smarup, Wendy Lussier and Melanie Bedell, eight great grandchildren: Karly, Corey, Zane, Kyle, Violet, Nathanial, Collin and Isabella Rosa, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Bedell was predeceased by his sister Lena Rose Van Hoesen.
Funeral services will be held 11:00am Thursday at Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, with Fr. John Medwid officiating.
Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 4:00 until 7:00pm Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made: Montgomery Co. SPCA, P.O. Box 484, Amsterdam, NY 12010.
Please sign the family's guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home.