Reginald “Reggie” V. Chilton 04/26/2015

Reginald ChiltonReginald “Reggie” V. Chilton
Reginald Chilton, 76, of DeKalb Junction, died on April 26, 2015 at Canton-Potsdam Hospital. Calling hours will be Thursday, April 30th, 6 – 9 PM, at the funeral home, the  DeKalb Junction Volunteer Fire department will have a service at 7 PM. The funeral service will be Friday, May 1, 11:30 am at the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church, Bob LaClair and Pastor Martha Helmer officiating. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth “Sophie”, his sons, Bryan J. Chilton of Chicago, Eric D. and his wife Jennifer Chilton of DeKalb Junction, a daughter, Lori E. Chilton of DeKalb Junction, grandchildren, Richard Harrison Chilton, Hillary Grace Chilton and Henry John Chilton, a brother in law John Denn, Minot, North Dakota, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, James Robert Chilton and Frederick Russell Chilton, and a sister, Rebecca Ruth Denn. Reginald was born on January 20, 1939 in Hermon, the son James Virgil and Ruth Hill Chilton. He married Elizabeth Hamilton on June 24, 1961 at the Old DeKalb United Methodist Church. Reggie owned and operated Chilton’s Sunoco in Canton from 1963 – 1995 when he retired. He was a member of the DeKalb Junction Volunteer Fire Department for over 50 years, he held the chief’s position and served on the Fire Commissioners Board and was a 40+ year member of the Rainbow Rod and Gun Club. He loved hunting, fishing, playing cards, watching sporting events on tv, especially the Yankees, Giants, and SU and being at camp on the Oswegatchie. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the DeKalb Junction Volunteer Fire Department or the charity of one’s choice.

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  1. Sophie, Bryan, Eric, and Lori,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Reggie was always good to us and always had a good word or a funny comment to share. He will certainly be missed by his friends and neighbors in DeKalb Junction.
    Matthew Fent & Donald Cutway.

  2. Sophie, Lori, Brian and Eric;
    My sincerest sympathy to you and your families. May God make him feel at home in the most peaceful, beautiful place ever! May God give you all the strength and peace in this time of grievance. I wish I could be there to console you all in person.

    From the bottom of my heart & in God’s Love,
    Kim Sayer

    1. Hi Kim,thank you for thinking of us.Sure is lonesome here.If you get up this summer
      be sure to stop in. sincerely,Sophie & family

  3. Sophie and Family,
    God be with you. Terry, Nathaniel and I have you in our prayers.
    Love and Peace to you my cousins,
    JoAnna Emerson

  4. Sophie and Family
    My prayers and thoughts are with you all. I so appreciated him and his garage taking care of all my automobile problems and knew I could trust him.
    Joy Ware

  5. Sophie so sad to her about your husband just want to let you know I am thinking of you.Here is A big hug. hang in there sweetheart

  6. Dear Sophie and Family,
    Our hearts are saddened at your loss.
    Praying that all of you are given peace during this time of remembrance.

  7. I always enjoyed Reggie’s sense of humor and honesty. He will be missed by many. Our sincerest thoughts to you all. Hugs

  8. Hello Sophie and family: We were so sorry to hear of Reggie’s passing. He was always available for oil changes, etc., especially in the wintertime. He always had a smile for us; even later in his retirement.

  9. Sophie and family,
    Got to know Reggie from his garage days back in the 60’s and 70’s. Always considered him one of the nicest persons I have ever known. Sorry for your loss.

  10. So terribly sorry to hear. about Reg. he was such a truly good guy and the both of you made for a wonderful couple. When humans die and return to the heavens, they are no longer here,they are simply no longer visible. Yet they exist, fully conscious and fully self aware. They are simply less physical. And as everything ends for what you thought was your life, you will simply begin re-building a new life. You will take the things that you still have that are meaningful to you and add new things. May the angels watch over you at this time. Ann Davis & Richard Harmer

  11. So very sorry to hear of Reggie’s passing. Greatly enjoyed knowing and doing business with him since the early 1980’s. Rest in peace, my friend.

  12. Hi Sophie:

    We are very sorry to read about Reggie. We have enjoyed the few times that we have been together with the two of you and Bob & Wanda, at B&W Collectibles or at their home. There was plenty of laughter and fun. We will pray for you and your family.

    Warmest regards – Dick & Diana

  13. Sorry to hear of your loss ..Hold on to your memories ,and let them guide you during this time of sadness… Jack & Diane Sayer

  14. I appreciate all of your kind words. Thank you for reaching out to me and my family during this difficult time. I am sincerely grateful for your loving thoughts.
    ~ Sophie and Family

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