Charles R. Belcher, 93, Longtime Hyde Park Resident

HYDE PARK, N.Y. — Longtime Hyde Park resident Charles R. Belcher died Tuesday, May 17. He was 93.

Belcher served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a teacher at Poughkeepsie High School for more than 28 years, until his retirement in 1987. 

He was a member of the Hyde Park United Methodist Church and was active in the church's Men's Club. 

He was also a member of the University Club. 

Belcher is survived by three children. Wayne Belcher, Karen Petrillo and her husband, Edward, and Russell Belcher and his wife, Elisabeth; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. 

Belcher was predeceased by his wife, Mildred Belcher; and his parents, Charles Belcher Sr. and Norma Bouker Belcher.

The funeral was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, May, 20, at The Community Mausoleum Chapel at The Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, with entombment to follow. 

His family requests memorial donations be made to the charity of your choice. 

To send an online condolence, or for directions, visit the funeral home website.

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