Charles J. Fortuna
Allegany, NY Charles J. Fortuna, 87, of Allegany, passed away Thursday (November 14, 2019) at the Cuba Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility.
Born February 25, 1932 in Olean he was the son of Sebastin and Felicia Quattrone Fortuna. On November 24, 1951 at St. John's Church in Olean he married Elizabeth "Betty" Stavish who predeceased him September 9, 2003.
Charlie attended Allegany Central School and later enlisted in the US Army where he served with the 508th Airborne during the Korean War from 1951-1954.
He had been employed as a truck driver for Olean Wholesale for 35 years, retiring in 1994. He also was a bus driver for Allegany-Limestone Central School for 12 years.
Charlie was a member of St. Bonaventure Church, the Allegany American Legion and was a past president of the Allegany Fire Department. He was one of the founders of Midget League Football in Allegany and coached for 20 years. He also served for 20 years on the Allegany Town board and 4 years on the Allegany Village board.
Surviving are 3 sons Michael C. (Georgia) Fortuna, Dennis J. (Kelly) Fortuna and Richard A. Fortuna, all of Allegany; 2 daughters Denise M. (Stephen) Stady of Wilmington, NC and Felicia E. Fortuna of Allegany; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 sister Anna Scacchi of Allegany and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife he was predeceased by 3 brothers Francis, Joseph and Peter Fortuna and 2 sisters Theresa Fortuna and Mary Monkhouse.
Friends will be received on Thursday from 4-7pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd. Olean. Funeral services will be held Friday (November 22, 2019) at 10am in the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery. Full military honors will be accorded by the Allegany American Legion ritual team.
Memorials may be made to the Allegany American Legion, 4350 NY-417, Allegany, NY 14706, the Allegany Engine Co., 188 W. Main St., Allegany, NY 14706 or to the Cuba Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, 140 W. Main St., Cuba, NY 14727.
Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.