Charlotte Terpening, 77

Charlotte Terpening
Charlotte Terpening

Charlotte Terpening, 77, of Ira, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at home with her loving family by her side.

Charlotte was the daughter of Loren and Stella Baldwin and was born, raised and lived her life in the Ira area. She graduated from Cato-Meridian Central School in 1950. She married Raymond W. Terpening on June 9, 1951. Charlotte worked at General Electric, Crouse Hinds and retired from Eagle Comtronics after many years of dedicated employment.

Charlotte was hard working, determined and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Every morning she would leave for work at 4 a.m. only to return home in the afternoon to prepare the evening meal and care for her husband, five boys and eventually for her sons’ families as well. Charlotte was the pillar of her family and will be greatly missed.

Charlotte was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Raymond, who died in 2007.

Surviving are her five sons, Jeffrey (Robin) of Garden Valley, CA, Steven (Connie), Kevin (Joan), Scott (Andrea) and Darren (Mary) all of Ira; adopted daughter and lifelong best friend, Pat (Ron) Laxton; several loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Merton (Mary) and William (Gertrude) Baldwin; several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal. Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 837 Cayuga Street, Hannibal.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Finger Lakes, 1130 Corporate Drive, Auburn, 13021 or to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, CNY Affiliate, 5008 Brittonfield Parkway, Suite 300, East Syracuse, 13057.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.