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Charles E. Fancher


Charles (Chuck) Eugene Fancher passed peacefully at home March 17, 2021.

He was born July 29, 1940 to parents, Adra and Daphne (Waterman) Fancher both deceased.

He was married to the love of his life, Orianne Merrill, July 30, 1960. Survived by his wife, Orianne, daughter, Anita (Mo) Valladares, Grandchildren, Zack (Sierra)Fancher Lainey (Luke) Kelly and Aleah (John) Schimek and Great Grandchild Carter Kelly, Siblings Doug (Karen) Fancher, Don (Sharon) Fancher, Judy (Jack) Weaver, Butch (Vickie, deceased) Fancher, Pat (Ned Colvin, deceased) Fancher, John Fancher and Bill Fancher.

Besides his parents, Chuck was preceded in death by his son Mark.

Chuck worked at Readmere Farms where he showed blue ribbon and grand champion cattle at the Cattaraugus County Fair. Also, he worked for Austin Milling, Carrier Coach and retired from the TLC Hospital Maintenance Department. Even after retirement, he continued working, cutting wood, and taking pride in maintaining a beautiful home. Chuck was a hard-working, honest, and reliable family man who enjoyed the great outdoors. He loved spending time in the woods, hunting, fishing, and eating a delicious home cooked meal. Chuck never ran out of good hunting stories to tell or funny, witty sayings. He had a kind heart and always knew how to make people laugh. 

The family will have a private memorial.

If you’d like to send memorials or donations, they can be given to Memorial to Home Care and Hospice, 1225 W. State St, Olean, New York 14760, as well as to the NRA Foundation at 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030. 

Arrangements entrusted to DiStasio Funeral Home Inc. South Dayton,NY


So sorry for your loss. Chuck always seemed to smile any time you would see him. He will be sorely missed.

Mary Cullen Mar 25 2021 12:00 AM

It was a great pleasure working with Chuck at Carrier Coach. He always had a kind word and made my day a little brighter.

Helen Hochadel Mar 22 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. May God wrap you in his comfort and love and lift you up at this difficult time.

Linda & Phil Frost Mar 19 2021 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy Orianne and family. He was a great friend and coworker at Austin Milling. He always enjoyed the outdoors. Prayers for you.

Ray and Edna Smith Mar 19 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Fancher

Dan & Bette DiStasio Mar 18 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss, Orianne and family! I lived next door for sixteen years, and so enjoyed you both as neighbors...Chuck was kind, funny and hard working ...always had a smile. Please know you remain in my thoughts and prayers...Love-Light!

Kate Neubeck Mar 18 2021 12:00 AM

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