Charles Thomas DeLise, M.D., 77, formerly of Grace Avenue, Plattsburgh, died Monday, February 20, 2023, at the Elizabethtown Community Hospital. Born February 28, 1945, in Brooklyn, NY, to Charles DeLise and Rose Tardy, Dr. Charles Thomas DeLise, M.D. passed away on February 20, 2023. He leaves behind a legacy of compassion, dedication, and a zest for life that touched the hearts of all who knew him. Coming from a family of southern Italian descent, Charles was the youngest of three boys. Growing up in Brooklyn and Queens during the 1950s, the family later moved to Nassau County, Long Island, where Charles spent his formative years. Despite the rough-and-tumble nature of his surroundings, he experienced a nurturing childhood that shaped his character. Charles graduated from Massapequa High School in 1962, where he excelled in athletics and made his mark in the state championships for shot put. He went on to attend Lafayette College before pursuing his medical studies in Louisville, KY. Returning to Syracuse University for his residency in radiology, Charles honed his skills and demonstrated a passion for the field. His commitment to service led him to serve in the Navy as a radiologist stationed in Pensacola, where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander. After a dedicated service of one year and five months, he was honorably discharged on February 1, 1975. Charles joined the Associates in Radiology in Plattsburgh, NY, in the early 1980s. Over time, his exceptional abilities and forward-thinking mindset earned him the position of chief radiologist by the end of the 1990s. As an early adopter of technology, Charles recognized the advantages of tele-radiology and played a pivotal role in pioneering the Women's Imaging Center in Plattsburgh. He advocated for professional autonomy, spearheading doctor-owned health services ventures in the area. Known throughout the hospital as the "no pain" radiologist, Charles approached his work with patience, diligence, and an unwavering dedication to his patients' well-being. Beyond his professional accomplishments, Charles was a firm believer in the power of philanthropy. He generously donated to local educational services, contributing to the growth and development of the community he held dear. With a vibrant spirit and a heart full of joy, Charles was a pleasure to be around. He shared his love for music by singing to his family and friends, even entertaining his hairdresser with his melodious tunes. Ever ready for a good time, he embraced every opportunity to dance and celebrate. Charles had a special talent for cooking his mother's cherished "secret" tomato sauce recipe and baked ziti, delighting those lucky enough to savor his culinary creations. He also valued personal fitness and could often be found roller-blading with skill and grace. Yet, amid the joyful moments, he also contemplated the deeper aspects of life, cherishing Native American culture and firmly believing in the value of freedom. Charles is survived by his three children and five grandchildren, who will forever hold his memory close to their hearts. He leaves behind a lasting impact on his family, friends, and the community he served with unwavering dedication. Dr. Charles Thomas DeLise M.D. will be remembered as a compassionate physician, a generous philanthropist, and a vibrant soul who embraced life with passion and love. Relatives and friends are invited to call Saturday, May 27, 2023 from 10 to 11 am at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. Words of remembrance will be offered at 11 am. All those who wish to share memories are invited to participate, at 11. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055.