Charles G. McHarg, Jr., age 87, currently of New Hartford, NY and formerly of Saratoga Springs, NY, died peacefully on February18, 2022, after a 26-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
Born on October 7, 1934, he was the son of the late Charles and Katherine (King) McHarg, Sr. of Mohawk, NY.
Charles graduated from Ilion High School, Ilion, New York, and then from Albany State University, Albany, New York with a Bachelor’s of Secondary Education and Masters of Guidance Counseling and School Administration.
His career was spent in education and he retired after 38 years. He was Principal of Saratoga Springs Junior High and Assistant Superintendent of schools when he retired. He was the Vice-President Suburban Council-Secondary Administrator, Regional Chairman for the New York State Secondary Administrators Association, a member of St Clements Church and past president of the Parish Council, Eucharistic Minister, Liturgy of the Word Minister, President of the Saratoga Springs Lions Club and served on the Board for several years, Board Member Saratoga Spring “Y”, member of the Salvation Army Board, Volunteer – Habitat for Humanity for 14 years-construction (Florida). He also belonged to the Boy Scouts of America, as a Vigil Honor member in the Order of the Arrow.
Survivors include his four children, David McHarg (Julie) of Castorland, New York, Theresa Agel of Chicago, Illinois, Kathleen Russo (Thomas) of Hudson,Ohio, and Michele Muller of Hudson Falls, New York; his 10 grandchildren, Steven McHarg, Zachary Agel, Nicholas Agel, Brandon Russo(his fiancé Emily), Kelsey Russo, Jacob Russo, Zoe Muller, Remy Muller, Marcellus Muller and Isabella Muller; and his sister,Helen, and Brother-in-Law, Ben May of Leesburgh, Florida.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Doris; his brother, John McHarg; and his sister and brother-in-law, Ann and James Venditte.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 10:30AM at the Church of the Annunciation in Ilion, NY, officiated by Rev. Paul Catena, Pastor. Procession will follow to St. Mary’s Cemetery in East Herkimer, where Charles’ earthly remains will be laid to rest.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the American Parkinson Disease Association, PO Box 61420, Staten Island, New York 10306. Website: www.apdaparksinson.org.
The McHarg family has entrusted final arrangements to the Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, Ilion, NY 13357, Harry and Kevin Enea, Martin L. Ciaccia and Don Applegate, Funeral Directors. Online notes of sympathy may be left at www.eneafamily.com.