Charles Dorsie Sawyer “Chuck” – March 22, 2017


Livonia: Unexpectedly on March 22, 2017 at age 66 years. Predeceased by his father William W. Sawyer. Survived by his wife Laurel Sawyer, his children, Christina (Brett) Schneider of Livonia and Amy Lateefuddin (fiancée Ronald Mertens) of GA, and his wife’s children, John (Andreya) Drury of Albany and Laura Kate (Loren) Bailey of OR. Grandchildren: Dustin, Adam, Brandon, Matthew, Kyle, Jack, Alexander and Katharine. Also survived by his mother Ariel Sawyer and siblings, Steve (Lisa) Sawyer, Timothy Sawyer, Lynn (David) Carney and Peter (Alison) Sawyer. Several nieces & nephews and many dear friends.

Chuck lead a very adventurous life. It started with him enlisting in the Marine Corp at the young age of 17. Soon after, he was shipped off to Vietnam where he completed two tours as a sniper. Chuck was also an extra in the 1970’s movie “ Patton”. He retired as a STAFF Sgt. After serving 17 years in the Army. Upon his retirement he was able to devote his time to his love of plants, animals and reading. Chuck lived his life with the foundation of God, Country, Corps and family.

Our family would like to express or heartfelt gratitude to the first responders for their kindness, professionalism and their diligence in helping our father. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

Friends may call on Monday, March 27th, from 5-7pm at the Faith Fellowship Church, 5630 Pebble Beach Road, Lakeville, NY 14480, where a Memorial Service will follow calling hours at 7pm. Burial at Bath National Cemetery, on Tuesday, March 28th, at 11am with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #20, PO Box 12580, Rochester, NY 14612 or to the Livonia Ambulance, PO Box 8, Livonia, NY 14487. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:


9 thoughts on “Charles Dorsie Sawyer “Chuck” – March 22, 2017

  1. Alison and I send our thoughts and prayers to Laurel, Christina, Amy and family. All our love.

  2. I am so sorry for the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love you.

  3. We are so sorry for your family’s loss, Christina. May love and light surround you as you move through these difficult times. Love to you from all the Nilssons.

  4. My most sincere sympathies are with you all. Chuck was always kind to me and this is not forgotten. I will be at Monday’s calling hours. Love you, Christina!


  5. My thoughts are with you all Chuck was a sweet man and he will be missed but he is home with the Lord and free of all his pain. God’s love holds us close and helps us to get through times of sorrow lean on that love and faith and he will guide you. All my Love Carol Arney

  6. I am so very sorry for your families loss… If there is anything we can do please let us know!
    The Brice family

  7. So sorry to hear about your loss. May the Lord comfort you during this time. Always remember he is now with the Lord and has no more health problems.

  8. “For I know the plans I have made for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope.”- these words give me comfort in a world of uncertainty. I will miss you Chuck, so very much, your warmth, your smile, your bear hugs. Forever you will remain in my heart. May God give your family comfort in his most saddest of times. I am so proud to have known you. You made this world a better place to abide in. All Our Love, The Quinn’s

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *