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Charles R. Gregoire

March 2, 2018

GREGOIRE - Charles R.

of Tonawanda Twp.; March 2, 2018 He was 88 years old.

Husband of the late Patricia Powers Gregoire; Dear father of Michael (Jane Roach), Scott (Barbara Brooks), Richard (Tina), Mary Patricia (Robert) Whelan and Robert Gregoire.  Loving grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  Brother of Roy (Anne), Marilyn (Donald) Schneggenburger, Donald (Joyce) Gregoire, also survived by many nieces, nephews and close friends.

Friends may call at the D. LAWRENCE GINNANE FUNERAL HOME 3215 Delaware Avenue Kenmore, NY Friday 3:00 - 8:00pm.  All are invited to a Memorial Mass at Buffalo State College Newman Center 1219 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY - Saturday at 9:30am. Please assemble at Newman Center.

Memorials to Hospice Buffalo or Buffalo State College Newman Center are prefered.

                Mr. Gregoire was born in Buffalo and grew up in Kenmore, NY where he graduated from Kenmore High School in 1947.  He then went on to the Pratt Art Institute in Brooklyn, NY which he graduated from in 1950. 

                He entered the US Army on March 21, 1951 and served until March 20, 1953. He spent two years in the Korean War as a gunner in the anti-aircraft division.

                After his discharge in 1953, he married Patricia Powers and they settled in Town of Tonawanda, where they raised their five children.  They were married 55 years before his wife predeceased him in 2008.

                He was an Art Director for many years at various ad agencies in Buffalo, including, Comstock, Faller, Klenk and Quinlan, and Quinlan and Friends.  He designed the logo that is used by the Town of Tonawanda, which he was recognized for.  He has also had artwork exhibited in local galleries.

                He volunteered with  the Meals on Wheels Program in the Town of Tonawanda and enjoyed bowling, tennis, and golf with the members of the Town of Tonawanda Senior Center.  He and his wife were active members of the Buffalo State College Neuman Center.

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