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Charles F Reum Jr

January 31, 1953 ~ January 19, 2018 (age 64)

Greenfield----Charles F. Reum Jr, 64, of Vernon St. died unexpectedly Friday 1-19-18 at home with his beloved dog Prudence by his side. He was born in Greenfield on January 31, 1953, son of the late Charles F. Reum Sr. and Bertha (Rawson) Reum.

He leaves his wife of 27 years Janice (Milliken) Reum, his daughters Kristina Willette of Gardner; Celina Reum of Montague; and his stepdaughter Jennifer Smith of Greenfield. He also leaves 4 grandchildren, Kayla Willette, Monique Martinez, Carolyn Wells, Alex Land and 2 great grandchildren. Two sisters Carolyn Bellany (and husband Jim) of Greenfield; and Patti Reum of Bluegrass, VA; along with several nieces and nephews. As well as an abundance of close friends, some of which became family of the years.

Chuck attended Greenfield Schools, graduating from the Greenfield High School class of 1971. He also attended Boston College.                      .

Chuck ran Greenfield Gutter for many years and was the owner of the former Superior Siding.

He was an avid boater spending much of his time on the waters of the Connecticut River in Gill. He was also the current Commodore of the Franklin County Boat Club where he dedicated his heart and soul into playing a instrumental role in making the boat club what it is today. He founded the Christmas in July celebration (including the boat parade and fireworks) at the club in 2003, which is enjoyed by countless members of the club, neighbors and the surrounding communities. He also played a major role in designing & implementing the beautiful clubhouse its members are enjoying today. Chuck also enjoyed camping, vacations, music (especially The Beatles), cooking for club functions and family & friends (with delicious chili being his specialty). He loved relaxing by Friday night fires at the club, Patriots games, and competitive cribbage games (especially with his good friend, Chris , who we know he is playing cribbage with again in heaven.)                         .

Calling hours will be Friday (1-26-18) from 6 PM -9 PM at Kostanski Funeral Home 220 Federal St. Greenfield. The services will be held Saturday (1-27-18)  at 11am, also at the Kostanski Funeral Home in Greenfield. Burial will follow at South Cemetery in Leyden. After the burial there will be a Celebration of Life at the Franklin County Boat Club, Oak St. Ext. Riverside Gill.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christmas in July Fund C/O Franklin County Boat Club P.O. Box 217 Turners Falls, MA 01376

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 Service Information

January 26, 2018

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Kostanski Funeral Home
220 Federal St.
Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301

Funeral Service
January 27, 2018

11:00 AM
Kostanski Funeral Home
220 Federal St.
Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301

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