Charles L. Telford, 78, of Jamestown, NY, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 24, 2022, with his family by his side.
A lifelong resident, he was born April 21, 1943 in Buffalo, NY, the son of the late Charles L. Telford, Sr. and the late Beatrice Carlson Telford Angelo.
He graduated from Jamestown High School in 1961 and served in the United States Navy.
Chuck was employed as a senior sales executive for Media One Radio Group in Jamestown. He worked in radio advertising in and around Jamestown for over 55 years. Always so proud, he reminded people that, “I was paid to sell air.”
An active member of the Jamestown community, Chuck was a member of the Jamestown Lions Club for over 50 years, serving in many leadership roles. He was a member and secretary of the Chautauqua Lake Region Antique Automobile Club and loved driving his 1950 Ford. He was also a member of the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, the Viking Lodge.
Chuck was a former member of the Jamestown Babe Ruth World Series Committee and was instrumental in the formation of the Jamestown Midget Football League where he was a former commissioner. He was also a member of the Veterans Memorial Park Commission.
As a sports fan, Chuck was an avid Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Indians fan and enjoyed attending several games with his sons.
Surviving is his wife of 57 years, Jerrilyn V. Bull Telford, whom he married on August 1, 1964; three sons: Robert C. Telford of Los Gatos, California, Richard D. (Amanda) Telford of Sinclairville, NY, and Ryan S. Telford of Norwich, Connecticut; five grandchildren: Katelynn Telford of Fredonia, NY, Andrew Telford of Buffalo, NY, Nathaniel Telford and Benjamin Telford both of Norwich, Connecticut and Alex Serrano of Sinclairville, NY; one sister, Cheryl Macey-Fugate of Corry, Pennsylvania; and one brother, Michael Telford of Kennedy, NY
He was predeceased by his father. Charles, Sr. died January 9, 1971; and his mother, Beatrice “Tilly” Angelo died on January 22, 2021
Friends will be received from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at the Lind Funeral Home where a Jamestown Lions Club Memorial Service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made at the Jamestown Lions Club, PO Box 3683, Jamestown, NY 14702-3683 or the Chautauqua Lake Region Antique Automobile Club, PO Box 821, Jamestown, NY 14702-0821.
You can leave words of condolence for Chuck’s family at www.lindfuneral home.com.