Charles E. Hustis Jr. (1957–2015)

Charlie Hustis

Charlie Hustis

Charles E. Hustis Jr., age 57, of Cold Spring, died on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at James J. Peter’s VA Medical Center in the Bronx. Born in Cold Spring on July 9, 1957, he was the son of the late Charles E. Hustis Sr. and Carolyn D. (Hammond) Harlan. He is survived by his wife Jaime D. (Thom) Hustis.

Hustis was a retired cook with Cold Spring Pizza in Cold Spring, retiring in 2014 after 38 years of service. Charlie, as he was known to family and friends, was a lifelong parishioner of Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring and an associate member of the Cold Spring Fire Company No. 1 and a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors in addition to his wife and mother include one son, Charles E. Hustis III of Cold Spring; two brothers, Michael E. Hustis of Nixa, Missouri, and Mark E. Hustis of Southington, Connecticut; two sisters, Carol L. Hustis-Tice of Waterbury, Connecticut, and Michelle M. Greene of Danbury, Connecticut; one uncle, Elliott (Judy) Hammond of Cold Spring; one aunt, Kathleen O’Connor of Cold Spring; and a sister-in-law, Melinda Blake of Texas. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Pre-deceasing him was his father Charles E. Hustis Sr. and a sister, Melanie Hustis.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, March 30, at Our Lady of Loretto Church, 24 Fair St., Cold Spring. Private cremation will follow at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. Friends may call at the Clinton Funeral Home, corner of Parrott and Pine streets (21 Parrott St.) in Cold Spring, on Sunday, March 29, from 2 to 5 p.m.

Donations in Mr. Hustis’s name have been asked to be sent to the Cold Spring Fire Company No. 1, 154 Main St., Cold Spring, NY 10516.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Clinton Funeral Home, Cold Spring.


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12 thoughts on “Charles E. Hustis Jr. (1957–2015)

  1. My deepest condolences to Charles “Charlie ” family. He had a warm heart and humorous personality. Anyone who knew him was truly blessed, Thank you, Charlie, for all your kindness over the years, You will be missed greatly. Amen, my friend. Will always remember you and your cherished Italian coin you loved so much. God bless.

  2. To my dearest cousin, Charlie, who I admired and respected, I’ll miss you forevermore. Love your cousin, Chris. Rest in peace, my brother.

  3. My deepest condolences to the Hustis family! I met Charlie once or twice and Cold Spring Pizza and I worked with his son Chuck at Foodtown. I’m going to miss seeing his face behind the counter and I know he will watch over your family. R.I.P Charlie!

  4. Thanks for the countless slices and stories you dished out over the years Charlie!

  5. Stunned. A terrible, saddening loss for our community. Here’s hoping memory, healing, life and learning are soon realized. My condolences to the Hustis family and to all concerned.

  6. We are so sorry for this loss to the family and everyone in Cold Spring whoever went for a slice of pizza. He was a part of our community and always treated everyone nicely. Cold Spring will never be the same.

  7. Rest in peace, Charlie. Condolences to Jamie and Charles and the rest of the family. Cold Spring has lost one of its unique aspects with Charlie passing. God bless you and know that we will keep you in prayer.

    The Dillon Family
    Naples, FL

  8. Charlie was a force, so sorry to hear of this loss. What a terrible week for Cold Spring. Sending courage and comfort to his family.

  9. My family will miss Charlie; he was a great man. Our greatest symptoms go to his family.

  10. Very sorry to hear of the passing of Charlie. I always enjoyed talking with him at Cold Spring Pizza or on Main Street.

  11. My thoughts and prayers to the Hustis family. I was very sorry to hear about his passing. I remember how nice Charlie was to me when I first moved to Cold Spring and how great he was to all the patrons of Cold Spring Pizza. Cold Spring has lost a great man.