Charles G. “Charlie” Heggarty, 74, of Jamestown, NY, died at 6:05 a.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at his home after a long illness.
Arrived in the United States in 1958, he was born on August 22, 1947 in Glasgow, Scotland, the son of John and Annie Falloon Heggarty.
Charlie attended the former St. James and Ss. Peter & Paul Parochial School, where he received the nickname “Scotty”. He graduated in 1965 from Jamestown High School.
He was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force serving from May 25, 1966 to December 15, 1969, being honorably discharged as a Sergeant.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the City of Jamestown Utilities Board for 30 years.
He was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church where he sang in the choir and was also a member of the Herman Kent Post 777 American Legion and the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club and volunteered at St. Susan’s Center for 8 year.
He will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed vacationing with his family in Ocean City, MD, and enjoyed playing golf. He enjoyed traveling with Valerie and together they visited many countries including Greece, Turkey, England, Scotland and Ireland. They also visited many major league baseball parks after the Cleveland Indians and New York Mets. He was an avid Buffalo Sabers fan and was a season ticket holder for many years. He was a longtime coach of the Jock Shop team in Little League – Bambino League baseball, where he had the privilege of coaching his sons and had a positive impact on all of his players. He also coached them in indoor and outdoor soccer leagues.
Surviving is his wife of 48 years, Valerie M. Constantine Heggarty, whom he married July 28, 1974, two sons; Sean Heggarty of Lehigh Acres, FL and Andrew Heggarty of Jamestown, NY, four grandchildren; Mia Heggarty of Jamestown, Bree and Bailee Heggarty of Lehigh Acres and Declan Johnston of Jamestown, and one brother, John Heggarty of England. Charlie is also survived by several nieces and nephews in New York, Minnesota and California, as well as an aunt and numerous cousins in Scotland and England.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Anne Marie Kronick and Elizabeth A. Heggarty.
A Christian Burial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 1, 2022 at St. James Catholic Church.
Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, July 31, 2022 at Lind Funeral Home where a Christian wake-up service will be held at 4:45 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made at St. James Catholic Church, or St. James Music Ministry, 27 Allen St. Jamestown, NY 14701 or Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care, 20 West Fairmount Ave. Lakewood, NY 14750.
You can leave words of condolence for Charlie’s family at www.lindfuneralhome.com.