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CONWAY, S.C. - Charlotte Marie Gemmel, 88, of Conway, South Carolina, passed away Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at Conway Manor, Conway, South Carolina.
She was born April 8, 1929, in Oneonta the daughter of the late Elmer and Laura (Wright) Wood.
For many years, Charlotte worked at Decker's Bakery and also Hartwick College in Food Service.
On Sept. 29, 1945, Charlotte married H. Russell Gemmel Sr. He predeceased her on March 28, 2008.
Charlotte loved family camping, family gatherings, bus trips and enjoyed playing games and cards. She also enjoyed trips to a casino.
Charlotte was a member of the Cooperstown Junction United Methodist Church.
Charlotte is survived by her children, Carol and Lawrence Utter, Longs, South Carolina, Pauline and John Pitcher of Dansville, Gail Page and Joseph Sandoli, Conway, South Carolina and H. Russell Gemmel Jr., King George, Virginia; five precious grandchildren, Jeffrey and Cindy Utter, Beth and Mark Mineo, Jennifer and Thor Berglie, Julie Lynn Pitcher and Laurie and Matt Rowan; great-grandchildren, Antonio Beers, Charlotte and Molly Mineo, Harper and Finley Rowan and Lee Jay and Kyle Brannick. She is also survived by three great-great-granddaughters, Hailey Brannick and Nora and Rylee Beers. Also surviving are several sisters and brothers-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Charlotte's family thanks the staff at Patriot Hospice of Conway, South Carolina, for their time and attention given to her needs for the last year. Also, a special thank you goes to Gail and Joe who provided a loving, caring and safe home in making her as comfortable as possible for the last eight years.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 30, at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta. Funeral services will immediately follow at 11 a.m. with Al Bullard officiating. Burial will be in the Milford Cemetery.
The family asks that you consider making a donation to the Alzheimer's Association, Leatherstocking Region Office, 140 County Highway 33W, Suite 2, Cooperstown, NY 13326, in memory of Charlotte Marie Gemmel.
To light a candle or send the family an online condolence please visit www.bookhoutfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home of Oneonta.
Published on October 26, 2017
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