Charles T. Slabe

Charles T. Slabe

LITTLE FALLS – Mr. Charles T. Slabe, age 75, passed into the loving arms of the Lord on September 3, 2023, in Little Falls, New York.

He was born on October 20, 1947, in Little Falls, a son of the late Charles T., Sr. and Mary (Snell) Slabe, and was a Little Falls High School Graduate, ‘Class of 1966.’ He went on to attend Cobleskill Ag & Tech, having graduated from there in 1968 with a degree in business. This degree served Chuck well, using his skills in food management sales throughout all his working years. For over forty years, he worked with G.R. Bennett Co. of Syracuse, having at one time been Vice President of Retail Sales. He then worked with Advantage Sales and Marketing in Anaheim, California. Chuck was always focused on winning work contests and being the best at everything he did.

On June 15, 1968, he was united in marriage to his soulmate, Carol A. Casullo, at St. Joseph’s Church in Little Falls. Then, in April of 1969, he was drafted into the United States Army, Vietnam era. Chuck, a first Sergeant, along with his unit, were deployed to Italy to set up and run one of only two portable hospitals of their time. He honorably served our country for 24 years until October 1993. He was a member of Elihu Root 331st Medical General Hospital Group, of Utica.

Chuck was a devoted member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church and was a Churchwarden and a Vestryman. He loved bowling and the outdoors, was a true hunter, and just loved playing cards at camp. Inevitably, his priority was that of spending time with his family, to whom he consistently showered with unconditional love. Then, of course, was his love of going to the casino, another passion!

He is survived by his beloved family, his wife of over 55 years, Carol; his children, John C. Slabe (Lisa Hoke) and Jeffery M. Slabe (Shelly Flanders); his siblings, Richard Slabe and Margaret McLean; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by two brothers, David and Steven Slabe.

Funeral services and interment will take place on Friday, September 8, 2023, and will consist of calling hours at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 24 West Monroe Street, in Little Falls, NY, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., at which time a Prayer Service will be held in the funeral home chapel with procession to follow to Church Street Cemetery, where full military honors will be held.

Chuck’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Enea, Ciaccia & Applegate Funeral Directors.

In his memory, in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Visit The address is 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306, and envelopes will be available at the funeral home. This organization helps people who lost loved ones in 9-11 as well as Veterans.

We would like to offer our sincerest gratitude to the staff of Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown and those at the Little Falls Hospital for their loving and compassionate care.