O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
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Charles E. Oyler Sr.

Mr. Charles E. Oyler Sr., 95, of Killbuck, New York died Thursday, April 27, 2017 at The Absolut of Salamanca, NY.

Born June 29, 1921 in Salamanca, NY, he was the son of the late Clyde and Blanche Easton Oyler. He was married on June 25, 1949 to the former Anita King, who predeceased him on May 1, 2014.

He was a graduate of Prospect Elementary School and Ellicottville High School.

A veteran of the United States Navy, he served during World War II from February 1942 – 1945. He completed Boot Camp at the Great Lakes Naval Station and was then transferred to Bristol, RI, where he watched the AP10 ship being built, which became part of the Amphibious Force that served in New Guinea and Borneo in the South Pacific Theatre.

Mr. Oyler was employed by the former Benz Construction from 1946 – 1963. From 1963 – 1968, he was employed by C&D Construction, later known as Salamanca Builders, with Doug Wallquist. In 1968, he went to work at Little Valley Lumber as a Millman. From 1986 – 1996 when he retired, Mr. Oyler was employed by Edelweis Lodge in Ellicottville, NY.

He was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish, the former St. Patrick’s Church, the former BPO Elks Lodge #1025, the BPO Elks Lodge, Olean, NY, the Carpenters Union Local #66, Olean, NY. He enjoyed doing puzzles and reading novels, especially westerns and mysteries. He was an avid NY Mets fan.

Surviving are: three sons, Douglas Oyler, Great Valley, NY, Charles (Mary Kay) Oyler, Little Valley, NY, Timothy (Lora) Oyler, Salamanca, NY; a grandson, Drew Oyler, Salamanca, NY; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a son, Michael Oyler, two brothers, Emerson Oyler, John Oyler and a sister, Minnie Winship.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Our Lady of Peace Parish on Monday at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Peter Napierkowski, pastor, as celebrant.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY.

Burial will be in Green Cemetery, Great Valley, NY.

E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.