Charles Travis

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Charles Martin (“Chuck”) Travis, a resident of Cortlandt, died September 17 at the Bethel Nursing Home in Croton-on-Hudson as a result of injuries sustained from a fall earlier in the year. He was 75.
He was born in Peekskill on December 20, 1944 to Charles H. Travis and Mary Travis. He was predeceased by his spouse, Frances Lounsbury Travis. They were married for 43 years until her passing in 2016. He is survived by his two daughters, Frances Gaichin and husband Stephan W. Gaichin of Cortlandt, and Patricia Rice and her husband Robert Rice of Poughquag, NY. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Robert C. Rice of Poughquag, NY, Bryana M. Sampson of Cortlandt, Adam C. Rice of Poughquag, NY, and Dustin C. Rice of Poughquag, NY. Other survivors include his brother Wayne Travis and partner Amy Allen of Hastings-on-Hudson, nephews Christopher and wife Melissa of Fairfield, CT, Kyle Travis of Fairfield, CT, Daniel Travis and his wife Chiyo of Bristol, VT, two great- nephews, Joseph and Jackson of Fairfield, CT, and cousin Philip Martin and his wife Liz Martin of Hyde Park, NY.

Mr. Travis was truly a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.
He graduated from Lakeland High School in 1962 and served for the bulk of his career through his retirement in various capacities such as General Forman with the Highway Department of the Town of Cortlandt, utilizing his gifts for mechanics, engineering, project management, and common sense towards the betterment of the town infrastructure and mentoring of co-workers.
He was a man of faith and dedicated believer in The Lord and that Christian loving, giving, and loyal nature shown forth throughout his life toward his family and friends who will miss him very much. Among his many interests were traveling the country, his various pet dogs and cats over the years, family history, American history, mechanics, engineering, vintage automobiles and trucks, and trains with the history of the NY Central Railroad of particular interest. He had a tremendous sense of humor which was enjoyed by all who knew him. 


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