Charles C. Stickles, Jr., 71, of Peru died Friday, March 6, at Berkshire Medical Center surrounded by his family. Charlie was born March 21, 1948, in Pittsfield, the son of the late Charles C. Stickles and Constance Crosby Stickles. He attended local schools and was a 1966 graduate of Pittsfield High School.
He served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam War veteran. Charlie was employed for 32 years by the U.S. Postal Service and retired as the Middlefield postmaster in 2012. He enjoyed coin collecting, firearms, motorcycles and muscle cars, but mostly he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. On July 1, 2006, he married the love of his life, Jennifer Stark, at their home in Peru.
His family would like to thank the Hinsdale, Peru, County Ambulance Service, BMC emergency room, and CCU personnel for their care in his final days.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two sons, Charles C. Stickles III and Aaron Stickles (Breanna Kearns) and their two children, Liam and Grayson, all of Pittsfield. He also leaves his brother, Robert, of Arizona and his stepson, Rory Stark (Jennifer) of New Mexico, and their children, Skyla, Baeleigh, Reighley, Nicholas, Kaylee and Alex, as well as a large extended family. He also leaves his lifelong best friends, Bob Brassard (Joyce) of Ellenton, Florida, and David Fournier (Melanie) of Northampton.
Services for Mr. Charles C. Stickles Jr., will be held Saturday, March 14, 2020, at noon at the Roche Funeral Home, 120 Main St., Lenox, MA 01240 with Pastor Jennifer Kimball officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Charlie’s memory may be made to the Charlie Stickles Grandchildren Fund in care of the funeral home. To share memories and stories, visit rochefuneralhome.com.