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Charlan "Charlie" Eileen (Chapin) Holcomb

September 16, 1951 ~ January 14, 2018 (age 66)

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Charlan “Charlie” Holcomb

Of Otego

Charlan Eileen (Chapin) Holcomb, 66, of Otego, New York passed away on Sun. Jan. 14, 2018 at her home.  She was born to the late Charles and Marian Chapin, on September 16, 1951 in Oswego, New York.  She married Donald R. Holcomb on June 23, 1979 at the United Methodist Church of Unadilla, who survives.  Charlan was the beloved wife of Donald R. Holcomb, devoted mother of Donna Burghardt and husband Mark, Doreen Bartczak and husband Jonathan, Desmond “Butch” Cummings and wife Orfilia, and Michael Holcomb and wife Merrie, Erica Burkhart and husband Eric, and Amanda Holcomb and fiancé Macon Wilson, Loving "Nanny" of Stephen, Jarrett, and Genna Burghardt, Sara and Shane Bartczak, Devin, Morgan, and Kristen Holcomb, Olivia Cummings, and Kinslie Burkhart.  She was the sister to Brenda Strain, and husband Charlie, Nancy Chapin, Deborah Wade, and her husband Donald, Mitchell Chapin and wife Kathy. She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her brother Robert Chapin and sister JoAnna Chapin. Charlan “Charlie” was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother.  She was very proud of her family and loved being “Nanny” to her 10 grandchildren. Charlie loved holidays and family get-togethers; any chance to spend time with her family was important to her. We all were blessed to have such an extraordinary person in our life, Charlie had a special way of feeling like a “Mom” or close friend to many people and will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

Family and friends will gather at the Westcott Madden Funeral Home, 123 Main Street, Unadilla for Visitation  on Wed. from 4 to 7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care Inc., 1 Reynolds Ave, Oneonta, NY 13820, or American Cancer Society 13 Beech St. Johnson City, NY 13790.  On-line condolences may be made at:   www.wmaddenfh.com.  Arrangements by the Westcott-Madden Funeral Home. 123 Main Street Unadilla.

 Service Information

January 17, 2018

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Westcott-Madden Funeral Home
123 Main Street
Unadilla, NY 13849

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