Charles J. Holden ‘Chuck’



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Greece, NY: Charles J. (Chuck) Holden passed away on September 10, 2016 at age 61 after a valiant fight against cancer. Chuck was born in Malone, NY and was a graduate of Salmon River Central School in Fort Covington, NY and Canton ATC in Canton, NY with a degree in Civil Engineering. He worked at Ginna Nuclear Power Plant for over 25 years. He enjoyed classic cars and took great pride in his yard and flower gardens. Chuck was predeceased by his loving parents, Lawrence and Noemi (Quenneville) Holden. He is survived by his loving wife, Marilee (Engels) Holden; brothers David and Carl (Judy) Holden; sister Deanna (Raymond) Lammes; mother-in-law Mary Engels; brother-in-law John Engels; sisters-in-law Lisa Engels (Mario) Arzate, Tina Engels (Soun) Vattana, Sunny Venuti, and many loving nieces, nephews, great-nephews, friends, and his buddy and beloved poodle, Lacey. Family and friends are invited to Chuck’s Memorial Mass on Saturday, September 17, at 10:30AM at Spiritus Christi Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street, Rochester NY. In lieu of flowers donations in Chuck’s memory may be made to Hildebrandt Hospice Center, 2652 Ridgeway Avenue, Rochester, NY 14626 or Spiritus Christi Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street, Rochester NY 14614. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Hildebrandt Hospice Center for the excellent care and extreme kindness given to Chuck and his family.


  1. Peggy Wilcox on September 15, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Marilee.


    Peggy and Dennis Wilcox

  2. Chuck & Tina Linden on September 16, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I am so sorry to hear about Chuck’s passing. His smiling face with you on his arm at the AUG will be missed. I will very much miss talking about old cars with him and visiting with both of you.
    Chuck and Tina Linden

  3. Robert C Hartman on September 17, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Bobby Hartman
    I knew Chuck,because Marilee and I are cousins.Really didn’t know him very well,but I liked him.A nice person.Marilee and Chuck seemed very happy together. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

  4. Anna Derouchie on September 17, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I grew up in Fort Covington and was a very good friend of Chuck’s sister, Deanna. I now live in Rochester and I am so grateful that the obituary included the info about where he grew up. I knew him as ‘Buster. My prayers and sympathy are with him and all of you.

  5. Lee & Merian Rochino on September 17, 2016 at 12:00 am

    We would like to express our deepest condolences to the Holden family. I had known Chuck when I was working at Ginna and RG&E and cannot forget his dedication, commitment and willingness to help fellow employees to make Ginna safe and a first class nuclear station. I will miss Chuck but will always remember him as a good friend.

  6. neal estep on September 18, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I was taken by surprise upon hearing about Chuck and would like to express my deepest condolences and wish you great comfort in this very difficult time.

    With regrets,
    Neal & Carolyn Estep

  7. Keith Porter on September 18, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Very sorry to hear about Chuck.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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