EDEN – Charles Howard “Charlie” Sartelle Jr., retired, 65, of Eden died December 9, at the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, N.Y., where he had been transported for emergency treatment.
He was born September 1955 in Hardwick, the son of Charles H. Sartelle Sr. and Marion (Smith) Sartelle. He attended Hardwick Elementary School, Lyndon Institute and graduated from Hazen Union School in the class of 1973.
On April 28, 1975, he entered the United States Navy. He proudly served his country for 20 years in Vietnam, Panama, Granada, the First Gulf War, Guam and Scotland. An Electronic Technician Senior Chief Petty Officer, Sartelle was Honorably Discharged on September 30, 1994, in New London, Conn. Later, he was a contractor for ManTech International-Senior Analysis in Fairfax, Va., for five years.
Charlie attended the United Church of Hardwick. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, carpentry and computers.
Survivors include: three children, Adam Cole of Simsbury, Conn.; Jarrett Sartelle of Lebanon, Conn.; and Carolynn Sartelle of Ledyard, Conn.; three stepchildren, Joshua Burns of West Glover; Amberlee Hernandez of Deerfield, Kansas; and Chelsea Jerome of South Burlington; nine grandchildren; two brothers, David Sartelle of Danville and Everett Sartelle of Hardwick; nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents; a son, Stephen Sartelle; two wives, Patricia Goodrich Sartelle and Kay L. Rice and a sister, Ruth Ann Knox.
All services and military honors will be held in the spring with burial to follow in the family plot in the Sanborn Cemetery in East Hardwick. The location of services, date and time will be announced.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the United Church of Hardwick, P.O. Box 396, Hardwick, VT. 05843.
Arrangements are in the care of Dian R. Holcomb of Northern Vermont Funeral Service, 60 Elm Street, Hardwick. On-line condolences are welcomed at NorthernVermontFuneralService.com.