Charles R. Kotary

Charles R. Kotary, age 82 of Taberg, passed away on November 3, 2022, at Rome Health.

He was born in West Leyden, NY on March 6, 1940, to the late Robert and Anna Smith Kotary, and was the youngest of 13 children. He was educated in the West Leyden Schools. He was united in marriage to the former Eleaine Cushman. Charles owned and operated Charles Kotary Contracting from 1958 to 2021. He enjoyed NASCAR racing and spending hours with his friend, Richie “Rapid Roman” Evans. He was proud of his sobriety of 46 years in A.A.

He is survived by his loving wife, Eleaine; his sons, Andy (Terri) Ali of Canastota, and Charles (Kelley) Kotary of Lee; a daughter, Darla (John) Newton; grandchildren, Melissa, Jennifer, Tricia, Kyle, Meagan, Serenity, Erica, Kyle, Michael; great grandchildren, Bryson, Tyrin, Briella, Rainah, Bruce, Mallory, Justin, Caleb, and Sawyer; and many nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Barbara (Richie) Pannone of Atlanta, GA; He was predeceased by a daughter, Mary E. Weaver; infant children, Mary Catherine, David Matthew, and Michael John; two sisters, ten brothers, and a grandson, Karl Cousin.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff on 2 North at Rome Health for their care and compassion shown to Charles and the family.

Charles’ funeral will be held on Monday at 6 PM, at the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street. Burial will be private.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4 to 6 PM prior to the funeral.