Charlotte Berkner

Obituary of Charlotte A. Berkner

Charlotte A. Berkner, 73, of Medusa, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at St. Peter’s Hospital peacefully with her loving family at her side. Born in Poughkeepsie on February 9, 1949 to John and Geraldine Paul Wilson, she spent her younger years in Poughkeepsie then in Connecticut before moving to Norton Hill, later settling down in Medusa with her husband of 55 years and 1 day, Norman. Together they raised three children, Serina Metzcus, Melissa Berkner, and Denise (Glenn) Payne. Charlotte received her diploma from Troy High School and spent her time working as a short order cook at Heidi’s Restaurant and later working at Cidega. She loved to read as well as play Mahjong and crocheting, and was the support group leader for Scleroderma. She was the first active female firefighter for the Medusa Volunteer Fire Company and was the secretary for 20 years, a faithful volunteer to the department and our community. Charlotte also leaves behind her siblings Rena, Helen, Toni, Chuck and her five grandchildren John Metzcus, William (Amber) Schnidt Jr., Brandie (Jeff) Kirby, Stephanie (Liam) Lonergan, and Ashley Payne as well as two great grandchildren, Christian Joseph Hesch Jr., and William Walter Schnidt III. She is predeceased by her parents, siblings John, Doris, and her sister and Best Friend Pam. Memorial visitation will be held at A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville, on Saturday March 26 from 2-4 PM. A gathering will follow at the Medusa Fire House and all are invited to join the family for continued celebration of Charlotte’s life and memory. In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution may be made to the Medusa Volunteer Fire Company, 28 County Route 351, Medusa, NY 12120. Condolence page is available at

Memorial Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 26, 2022
A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home
4898 SR 81
Greenville, New York, United States
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