HORNELL-Charles J. “Charlie” Wulforst, 84, of Fremont, NY, died early Sunday morning (May 19, 2019) at Elderwood at Hornell Nursing Facility, following a long illness.
Born in Hicksville, Long Island on October 23, 1934, he was the son of Henry “Sam” & Helen “Nellie” (Horan) Wulforst.
Charlie was a graduate of Arkport Central School and was a veteran of the US Army, serving his country from 1957-1959.
Following his discharge from the US Army, he was associated with the family potato farming business until the late 1970’s. For several years he worked in the construction industry with several companies, including Land Construction, Groves Construction and most recently Whitford’s Construction, retiring in 1996 as a foreman. He was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church.
In addition to his parents, Charlie was preceded in death by his sister, Carol Wulforst RSM (Sisters of Mercy); his brother & sister-in-law, James & Bonnie Wulforst.
Surviving are his brother, Henry (Lorraine) Wulforst of Fremont along with several nieces & nephews.
The family of Charles “Charlie” Wulforst will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 1:30 PM at Ann’s Church with Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Charlie’s family request that memorial contributions in his name be made to St. Ann’s Church, 31 Erie Ave., Hornell, NY 14843. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.
In recognition of Charlie’s service to his country as a member of the US Army, the American Flag at the Dagon Funeral Home will be flown at half-staff.
To leave an online condolence or share a memory, visit www.dagonfuneralhome.com.