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Charles E. Terhune

August 5, 1942 ~ April 5, 2020 (age 77)


Charles E Terhune formerly of Rochester New York succumbed to complications of COVID-19 on April 5, 2020 at his home in Rhinebeck New York.

He is survived by his devoted wife of over 37 years, Suzanne; His loving children and grandchildren David (Nancy), Robert(Ammeria), Jason(Emy), Jeremy(Sarah), Kevin(Kami), Elena, Nina, Nikko, Maya,Joshua, James, Adrianna, Jackson, Margot, Alexander, and Ryder; his sisters Charlotte and Helene.

He was born In Hackensack, NJ and graduated from SUNY Fredonia. His music career and life path took him in many different directions. He taught at Hilton and Pittsford School Districts where he taught music classes and directed choruses. He was a published composer of many choral music pieces as well as co-writing a musical performed by his students. He was also a well known performer in various Rochester nightclubs during the 1970’s and a lead drummer with the Rochester Scottish Pipe Band. After retiring from teaching in 1993, he continued performing Scottish music as ‘Lochanside’ together with Suzanne at various Renaissance Faires along the east coast, during which time he recorded seven albums.

Adding to music at Renaissance Faires, the couple began creating kilts and other period Celtic style garments which they themselves made by hand and sold at their business, Highland Secrets.

Charlie was a consummate musician, teacher, composer, and performer, all of which he did with great passion. He was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather and will be so missed by his family, his friends, and his audiences.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Foundation, 374 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY  12601

Services are private and will be at the convenience of the family 

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