In Memory

Raymond Vater

Raymond Vater

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08/17/17 11:22 AM #1    

Erwin Williamson (Williamson)

I was saddened to hear that Chuck had passed.  After SHS, Chuck and I and a few other guys moved into an apartment together.  We had some really good times.  We lived with a local TV and Radio personality which made it even more interesting.  A bit later, we lived together in a farmhouse "commune" over the border in Pennsylvania.  Everyone but me worked at Chef Italia so we had plenty of pizza and spaghetti and red and white checkered everything.  We were hippies.  Later on Chuck moved to Texas and I lost track of him.  I think that he moved back to Elmira briefly.  I had so many good times with Vater that I had to say something.  He was easy going, mellow, and very fun.  Great sense of humor.  I miss him ...

08/18/17 01:24 PM #2    

Gary Caccia

Raymond C. Jr. Chuck, Tex Age 49, formerly of the Mark Twain Apartments before moving to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. Passed away very unexpectedly on Friday, December 20, 2002 in St. Thomas. He was born July 16, 1953 in Chincoteague, VA the son of Raymond C. and Beverly (Dozier) Vater Sr. Raymond was preceded in death by his mother, Beverly in 1957; beloved sister, Karen Vater June 20, 1973. He is survived by his loving parents, Raymond C. and Eleanor Vater Sr. of Pine City, NY; sister, Donna Vater of Wilmington, NC; brother, George Vater of Rochester, NY; step-sister, Michele Morgan of Leland, NC; former step-mother, Reva Rowley of Wilmington, NC; nephew, Derek Cornish of Chapel Hill, NC; niece, Jennifer Troccia of Wilmington, NC; cousins, Tom Baker and Lynda Schoreder, along with many close friends. Chuck as he was affectionately called, was a master carpenter and enjoyed working with wood and building things. He was very talented and would do anything for anybody anytime. Chuck lived life to the fullest and will be dearly missed by all. At his request there will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.Those wishing may leave a Candle of Remembrance for the family at

Published in Star-Gazette on Dec. 23, 2002

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