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Charles Henry Hummel, Sr.

Charles Henry Hummel Sr., of Olivebridge, NY, fondly known by his friends as “Chuck” and “Charlie” passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Vassar Brothers Hospital. He was 72 years old. Charlie was born on March 25, 1948 in Newburgh, NY; he was the son of the late Benny and Cornelia (Lemunyah) Hummel.

Charlie had worked as a tow truck driver for Filippo Auto Imports and at one time owned his own towing company. Charlie loved racing. He began auto racing at the age of 16 and continued until the age of 70. A few years ago he started competing in garden tractor pulls too. He also worked as a bus driver for Rondout Valley for 15 years while at the same time still was driving the tow truck. He was a hard working man who will be missed by all who knew him.

Charlie is survived by his longtime companion Leda Walsh, (aka. Cricket Dubois) of Accord, NY; his children, Charles Hummel Jr. (aka. Buzz) of Accord, Deedra Manning and her husband Daniel of Accord; his siblings, Robert Latimore and his wife Pat of Kingston, NY, Ruth O’Connor of the state of Florida, Alice Goldstein of Kingston, NY and Maurice Burger of the state of Florida; six grandchildren, Dyani Terwilliger, Andrew Terwilliger, Joleda Terwilliger and Dennis Terwilliger Jr., Nikki Manning and Lisa Tiano.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish to do so, please send a donation in his memory to the American Cancer Society.

Private services are being held at the discretion of the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Humiston Funeral Home, Kerhonkson, NY.

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Dang you never relize how much you relie on someone till they are gone. Crazy it has almost been 2 years since we lost you. May you rest in peace. You are very missed, every year I will make you a cake on your birthday even though you are gone.

Joleda Hummel Mar 28 2022 12:39 AM

Thank you so much for what you are saying about my grandpa it was hard for me because he was there all my life and know he is gone.

Nikki Manning Jan 19 2021 12:00 AM

I remember meeting him first when I was a little girl he was my bus driver then I remember dating the song Back a long time ago and living with him he was a cool guy and you will be missed till we meet again

Jamie Rogers May 17 2020 12:00 AM

Never assume that there will be time and that people will always be "there". I left the Empire State when I was 17 and my family relocated to the Sunshine State and that was the last time that I saw my Uncle Charlie. He was one of my favorite uncles, most likely because he was one of the youngest; he's 10 years younger than my dad, his brother. He always played.... we had the best time painting his demolition cars for the Accord Speedway... he hated peanut butter and having his picture done... Father God I know that my Uncle is with you in heaven and that he has now been restored......" I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." ~ 2 Timothy 4:7

burger_patricia@comcast.net May 16 2020 12:00 AM

My brother Richard Suitter Jr just called me crying. He just found out about Charlie he shared a lot of memories with me about him. We are so sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace.

Richard suitter Jr May 15 2020 12:00 AM

He was my best friend and my racing team buddy

Alan Hogan May 15 2020 12:00 AM

Buss he always be with you and make sure you do it right and i be hear for you always

Alan Hogan May 15 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Hummel, Sr.

Steve & Teresa Coddington May 15 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Hummel, Sr.

Megan Litts May 15 2020 12:00 AM