Charles Martin (“Chuck”) Travis, 75, of Cortlandt Manor, NY passed away on September 17, 2020 at the Bethel Nursing Home in Croton on Hudson, NY as a result of injuries sustained from a fall earlier in the year.
He was born in Peekskill, NY, on December 20, 1944, son of the late Charles H. Travis and Mary Travis. He is predeceased by his spouse, Frances Lounsbury Travis and they were married for 43 years until her passing in 2016. He is survived by his two daughters, Frances Gaichin and husband Stephan W. Gaichin of Cortlandt Manor, NY, and Patricia Rice and her husband Robert Rice of Poughquag, NY. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Robert C. Rice of Poughquag, NY, Bryana M. Sampson of Cortlandt Manor, NY, Adam C. Rice of Poughquag, NY, and Dustin C. Rice of Poughquag, NY. Other survivors include his brother Wayne Travis and partner Amy Allen of Hastings on Hudson, NY, nephews Christopher and wife Melissa of Fairfield, CT, Kyle Travis of Fairfield, CT, Daniel Travis and his wife Chiyo of Bristol, VT, two great nephews, Joseph and Jackson of Fairfield, CT, and cousin Philip Martin and his wife Liz Martin of Hyde Park, NY. Chuck was truly a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.
Mr. Travis graduated from Lakeland High School in 1962 and served for the bulk of his career through his retirement in various capacities such as General Forman with the Highway Department of the Town of Cortlandt in Westchester County NY utilizing his gifts for mechanics, engineering, project management, and common sense towards the betterment of the town infrastructure and mentoring of co-workers.
Chuck was a man of faith and dedicated believer in The Lord and that Christian loving, giving, and loyal nature shown forth throughout his life toward his family and friends who will miss him very much. Among his many interests were traveling the country, his various pet dogs and cats over the years, family history, American history, mechanics, engineering, vintage automobiles & trucks, and trains with the history of the NY Central Railroad of particular interest. Chuck had a tremendous sense of humor which was enjoyed by all who knew him.
Visitation will be at the Curry Giordano funeral home at 313 N. James St., Peekskill, NY on Monday, September 21, 2020 from 2 – 4pm and 6 – 8pm with the funeral service on Tuesday September 22 at Hillside Cemetery, 1033 Oregon Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY at 10:30am.