Charles E. Soper Sr. December 16, 2009 Charles E. Soper Sr., 71, of Syracuse, passed away Wednesday at Community General Hospital. Born in Canton, PA, he was raised in Elmira and moved to Syracuse in 1959. He graduated from Southside High School and Alfred State College.
Retiring in 1987, Charles was employed for over 30 years with IBM. He was a member of Christ Community Church of the Nazarene and a former member of the Morning Star Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed amateur radio (his call sign was K2HPT), camping and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, the former Juanita Harwood; daughters, Cheryl (David) Trembley of Syracuse, Patricia (Matthew) Bednarski of Marcellus and Pamela (Tom) Lamoureaux of Memphis; sons, Charles Jr. (Liz) of Fayetteville, Richard (Meg) of Elmira, Marc of Camillus and James (Barbara) of Syracuse; and 20 grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday in Christ Community Church of the Nazarene. Relatives and friends may call Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Charles will be laid to rest in Onondaga Valley Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Radio Amateurs of Greater Syracuse, P.O. Box 88, Liverpool, NY 13088.