Charles R. Pelano, Jr.


Charles R. Pelano, Jr. 51, of Rome, passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021, in Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse.

He was born on November 15, 1969, in Rome, a son of Charles, Sr. and Linda Kolhepp Pelano. On May 23, 1992, in Rome he married Alexandria Smith. He was a graduate of RFA. He worked as a laborer at Panasci Excavating with his best friend Todd Panasci. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his other best friends, his son Kyle and David Zakala; riding his Harley, going to Disney World, and cooking. He was a Chief of VIP’s (Volunteers in Police Service) and a member of the Camden Rod & Gun Club.

Charlie is survived by his beloved family, his wife, Alexandria; his mother, Linda; a daughter, Katrina (Bryan) Antolin of Lee Center; a son, Kyle Pelano of Rome; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jody (Pete) Fitzgerald of Cleveland, NY, Tammy (Eric) Sochia of Rome and Tina Pelano of Rome; brothers-in-law, Adam (Lisa) and John Smith; sisters-in-law, Chrissy Racino and Tammy Smith; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Charles, Sr., and father-in-law, Gale Smith.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the Bottini Funeral Home, 120 W. Embargo St., with the Rev. Robert Wollaber officiating. Interment will be in Rome Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call at the Bottini Funeral Home, 120 W. Embargo St. on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service. The entire service is non-formal — please come as you are.

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