Charles McGlynn

Obituary of Charles J. McGlynn

Charles James McGlynn, 90 years, passed away peacefully on August 4, 2022. Charles was born in Binghamton, NY on December 21, 1931 to Charles and Helen (O'Brien) McGlynn. He graduated from Binghamton High School in 1950 and attended Manlius Military Academy. He received a bachelor's degree in physical education and recreation from Syracuse University in 1956 and a master's degree in administration from SUNY Cortland. He was also a first lieutenant in the Army Reserves. He married his soulmate, Patricia M. Campion, on November 24, 1956 in Binghamton, NY. They were devoted, loving spouses for 64 years. He was a elementary and physical education teacher, coached track and cross-country, and was the athletic, physical education, and health director at the Vestal School District. After his retirement from Vestal, he became principal at St. Patrick's Catholic Middle School in Binghamton. After retiring from education, he delivered flowers for Howard's Florist as he enjoyed seeing the smiles on people's faces. He is predeceased by his wife, Patricia McGlynn; his daughter, Kathleen McGlynn; brothers, Edward McGlynn and John McGlynn; sister, Eleanor Troy; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Jean McGlynn, Marilyn McGlynn, Maureen Locke and Sheila LaFrance; brothers in-law, Thomas Troy and John Locke. He is survived by his sons Charles P. McGlynn, Chandler, AZ, Kevin (Christina) McGlynn, Marion, NY, Brendan (Christen) McGlynn, Getzville, NY; granddaughters Molly (Jeff) Donald, Melissa McGlynn, Sabrina DeVos, Caitlin McGlynn and Amelia McGlynn; grandsons Sean Muldoon, Brent Oaks, and Brendan McGlynn (Danielle Ormiston); brother George (Ingeborg) McGlynn; sister-in law Eileen (James) Walters; brothers-in law Michael (Ellen) Campion and A. Terrence LaFrance; family-like friends Gale Ohmer and Bob Long, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Known as Chuck (or the Binghamton Bullet from his track days), he loved everything about sports (especially his alma mater, Syracuse University), cooking (including his famous sweet and sour stew), hunting, fishing, playing golf, walks with his dog, Max, playing bingo, and reading. He was a world-class athlete, setting many school and state records both in high school and at Syracuse University. He loved telling his Jim Brown stories during his college days at Syracuse. He broke glass ceilings for women by starting girls' sports teams in New York State beginning in Vestal and assisted area school districts to do the same. He stood for equal rights for women and minorities, especially during his time in Syracuse and Vestal Schools. He enjoyed volunteering at church as a religious education teacher, reader and head usher. He enjoyed spending time with family, neighbors and friends. He was a kind, intelligent, thoughtful and a caring person, devoted to his wife and children. He was a loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend and will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions in Charles' memory be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL, 60601 or www.act.alz.org/donate. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Patrick's Church, corner of Oak and Leroy Streets, Binghamton, Monday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Augustine's Cemetery, Silver Lake, PA. The family will receive friends at the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main Street, Binghamton, Monday from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The Mass will be livestreamed at tinyurl.com/12w5eun or by going to https://sta-sp.org/
Monday
8
August

Visitation at Funeral Home

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Monday, August 8, 2022
J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, Inc.
141 Main St.
Binghamton, New York, United States
Monday
8
August

Mass

11:00 am
Monday, August 8, 2022
St. Patrick's Church
9 Leroy St.
Binghamton, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

St. Augustine's Cemetery
Church Road
Silver Lake, Pennsylvania, United States
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