Charles H. Hasenauer



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Charles H. Hasenauer

Suddenly on Sunday, June 25, 2023 at age 62 Charles went home to be with his parents, Charles R. and Mary Kay Hasenauer. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Mary Hasenauer; devoted children, Chuck, Sam, and Amy Hasenauer; sisters, Mary (Doug) Resch and Anne (John) Dorscheid; nieces, nephews; cousins; many loving family and dear friends.

Charles earned his bachelor’s degree from RIT and retired from Eastman Kodak Co. after 39 years as an electrical engineer. He was an avid cyclist and longtime member of the GVCC. He was a big basketball fan and true road warrior, traveling to all of his daughter’s AAU and collegiate games. He was enjoying his retirement, golfing with his buddies, traveling, and taking up cooking and gardening. Charles was a loving husband and father and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Charles’ visitation will be held Friday, July 7th 10:00 AM – 12 NOON where his celebration of life will follow at 12:00 at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Heart Association or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in his memory. For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit


  1. David Fuest on July 1, 2023 at 8:22 am

    Mary and family, I had the privilege of working with Chuck at Kodak/NexPress for many years. Chuck was one of the most knowledgeable and under rated engineers that I ever worked with. He had a way of remaining calm and logical, even during the most stressful situations. Chuck taught me everything I know about EMI/EMC compliance. We traveled together several times to Dayton and Minneapolis, and he was instrumental in achieving compliance on major projects there. I’ll never forget eating ice cream with him during a snowstorm on one of those trips, he always told me that ice cream was "one of the major food groups". I’m very sorry for your loss, such a great guy, he will be forever missed. Dave

  2. Mary Hasenauer on July 1, 2023 at 4:32 pm


  3. Theodora Ormsby on July 2, 2023 at 1:15 pm

    Mary, Bill and I are so sorry on your husbands death. Been a long time since we have seen or heard from you. We wish you and your family the best. We always had great times with your parents and you when you were little (long ago) Deepest Sympathy to you all. Love, Teddy and Bill

  4. Patty Scarlata on July 2, 2023 at 2:05 pm

    Dear Hasenauer Family, My prayers, love and sympathy go out to you all in a huge way. I have fond memories of the Hasenauer Family growing up in Greece and the dear friendship between my Mother and Mary Kay. May he watch over you all from his place of peace & light. With sympathy, Patty (D’Angelo) Scarlata

  5. Bob Snyder on July 3, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    I worked with Chuck at Kodak in the Copy Products Division at the Elmgrove Plant and the Research Labs on Lake Avenue. I always enjoyed being around Chuck and am glad I got to work with him. The last time I talked to him was about 30 years ago, but I remember him as a smart, fun, and talented engineer with a dry sense of humor and a laid-back personality that allowed him to get along with everyone, which helped him survive countless layoffs in nearly 40 years of employment at Kodak. This world would be a much better place if there were many more people like Chuck in it! My condolences to Chuck’s family.

  6. Curt Zahn on July 5, 2023 at 2:53 pm

    I was one of the people Chuck interfaced with at Kodak Dayton. He was highly regarded here as much for his technical expertise as for his agreeable personality and sense of humor. We always looked forward to a visit from Chuck! So sorry to hear of his passing at a young age, and my sincere condolences to the family.

  7. Dan Hilsdorf on July 6, 2023 at 4:42 pm


  8. Mary Hasenauer on July 6, 2023 at 5:32 pm

    Thanks Dan. That was a beautiful tribute to Chuck. Made me cry. I’ve been doing a loy of that lately. Thanks for more great memories of the guy I love.

  9. Mary Hasenauer on July 6, 2023 at 5:35 pm

    Thankyou Teddy. I remember those fun days long ago. Being next door neighbors was fun.

  10. Mary Hasenauer on July 6, 2023 at 5:36 pm

    Thankyou Patty

  11. Mary Hasenauer on July 6, 2023 at 5:38 pm

    That was Chuck. Smart, fun, talented and very laid back. A wonderful husband, father, son and brother too. Thankyou.

  12. Mary Hasenauer on July 6, 2023 at 5:40 pm

    Thankyou Curt. Chuck was loved by everyone

  13. Ron Leicht on July 6, 2023 at 8:50 pm

    Dear Hasenauer family, Mary, I’ll be out of town and miss the celebration of Chuck’s life. In High School I joined the MOS youth group where I met Chuck, the rest of the Hasenauer and many other great people. Chuck and I were fast friends as we played CYO basketball together and attended the many group parties. After college we did run a few road races together as he then changed to bike racing which was his passion and he excelled at it. As we were busy raising .our families we did not see each other as much. As our kids were moving away we found more time to get together with our friends and we played a good amount of Disc and ball golf. For years we got together every Saturday we could to play either golf. Through all the years Chuck was always positive no matter what happened. If his Disc went in the creek, he’ll say ‘at least it did not go into the deep part of the creek’. If his golf ball went into the pond he’ll say ‘at least it’s not my prized Guinness Stout ball!’ He never said a bad word about anyone. He radiated positivity, maybe that’s why I wanted to be around him so much. Maybe that’s why I’ll miss my old buddy so much!

  14. Warren Branch III on July 6, 2023 at 9:06 pm

    Mary and family, I was saddened to hear of Chucks passing. I was fortunate to work with Chuck for over twenty years at Kodak/Nexpress. He is a quiet, talented, knowledgable man. The best thing was, I spent many a lunch with Chuck and other talented people around a cafeteria table where we ate and tried to solve some of the worlds problems. Chuck usually had a lunch with a great looking dessert. I often tried to convince him to share his dessert, he slemdom did, it was his fuel for his bike ride home. He would often say he rides his bike so he could eat his dessert. He is very proud of his family. His face would light up when her spoke about you or the children. He didn’t brag about accomplisments, but the lunch table was kept abreast of what good things were going on. I know that Chuck’s calm attitude and willingness to help rubbed off on all that knew him. Godspeed Chuck.

  15. Dick Camping on July 7, 2023 at 9:36 am

    Mary and family – I am sitting here on our planned family vacation in the ADK thinking of Chuck and the wonderful day we were had racing at the ESSGs. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today as you put Chuck to rest. He will be missed dearly, rest in peace buddy. – Dick

  16. Mary Hasenauer on July 7, 2023 at 8:47 pm

    Thankyou Ron. More great memories to reflect on.

  17. Mary Hasenauer on July 7, 2023 at 8:52 pm

    Thankyou Warren. He was always my rock and will continue to be , but from a distance. I know hes watching over us.

  18. Mary Hasenauer on July 7, 2023 at 8:53 pm

    Thankyou Dick.

  19. anne druck on July 17, 2023 at 7:35 pm

    Dear Mary, Amy and family, We were so sorry to hear about the sudden loss of Chuck. May his love, spirit and happy memories comfort you as you celebrate his life and mourn his loss. He was such a champion and cheerleader for Amy and the HC women’s team. We enjoyed getting to know him and his calm demeanor. Blessings ~ Tedd, Anne and Shannon

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