Sept. 20, 1925 – Sept. 10, 2013

Charles M. Dalrymple, a former Eden highway superintendent and town councilman, died Tuesday in Autumn View Health Care Facility in Hamburg, after a brief illness. He was 87.

Mr. Dalrymple was born in Silver Creek, where he grew up on a large grape farm. He attended Silver Creek High School, but left school when he enlisted in the Army Air Forces during World War II.

After the war, Mr. Dalrymple returned to Eden where he worked for Page-Harms Oil Co. from 1949 to 1970. He then was employed for 10 years as a senior pump operator with the Erie County Water Authority.

He was elected Eden highway superintendent and served from 1980 to 1990. He retired in 1990 and served as town councilman during the early 1990s.

Mr. Dalrymple was a longtime member of the Eden Fire Department, serving as chief from 1968 to 1971 and president from 1977 to 1979.

He was a member of St. John’s Community Church of Eden. He also loved antique tractors and was a member of the Chautauqua County Steam Association.

His wife of more than 40 years, the former Rosemary Abagnale, died in 1996.

He is survived by a daughter, Bridget Benoit.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at Laing Funeral Home, 2724 W. Church St., Eden.