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Charles H. LaPress

January 23, 1940 ~ May 20, 2020 (age 80)

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Charles H. LaPress, 80, of Grand Island, NY, passed away on May 20, 2020.  Born on January 23, 1940 in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Charles and Lyla (Reid) LaPress. 

In addition to his parents, Chuck as he was known, was preceded in death by his daughter, Gabrielle LaPress and brothers, Norm (Marie) and Don (Linda) LaPress.  Chuck is survived by his adoring son, Matthew (Caitlin) LaPress; the light of his life, grandson, Austin, as Chuck affectionally called him "bulldozer" and several nieces and nephews.

Chuck worked at Carborundum in Niagara Falls for almost 40 years.  He embraced all aspects of life.  Chuck loved being outdoors, swimming and  taking care of his yard.  He was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed watching the horse races, football, baseball and UFC fights.  Above all, Chuck loved spending time taking car rides with his son and grandson. 

All services are private.  Arrangements are under the direction of Michael R. Goodlander, OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME.  Share condolences at

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