Honor Mission

Charles R. Frear, Veteran

Rochester, New York - 10 Mar 2018


The family of Mr. Charles R Frear has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to attend their memorial service honoring a true American hero.

Mr. Frear served with honor during the Korean War while performing his duties at the United States Marine Corps Command Headquarters in South Korea. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy, followed by the United States Air Force, receiving honorable service awards from all three military branches of service. He was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force at the rank of Staff Sergeant.

His love of country and community did not stop with his discharge from the USAF. Charlie was co-owner of Frear Chevrolet, and an active member of the community. He served on the boards of Unity Hospital, the Salvation Army of Rochester, Mercy Flight Central, and the Shriners Hospital for Children in Erie, PA. 

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Mr. Frear's obituary which may be viewed on the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral and Cremation Chapel website at: http://www.meesonfamily.com/obituary...ter-NY/1784698

Primary Staging Time: 09:15 A.M.

Greece Baptist Church
1230 Long Pond Rd
Rochester, New York - 14626

Ride Captain:

Greg Sheldon

Special Instructions:

I would like to request 3 PGR members to step forward to display branch flags of the Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force. I will provide the flags. Please bring your flag pole.
Please watch and dress for the weather.

Flags & Water:

Flags Will Be Needed
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Greg Sheldon
Position: R2 Ride Captain

ROC HOTH Warehouse

The Rochester Area Warehouse can always use your gently used furniture. Presently this program is in the Rochester, NY area only with pickups within the following zip codes: 146XX; 14445; 14467; 14468; 14514; 14515; 14534; 14559; 14580; 14586.

The 2018 ROC HOTH Warehouse Saturday schedule:
April 14
May 12
June 16
July 14
August 11
September 15
October 13
November 17
December 8

The above schedule is subject to change. Please visit our Facebook page, PGRNY - HOTH for detailed information.

If you have items that meet the criteria, are located in the Rochester area, and would like us to pickup those items, please go to the Help On The Homefront - Donate Items section and fill out the Furniture Donation Pick-up Request Form or call us at 585-866-1747 leaving us a message on our answering service with the reason for your call. You are welcome to bring your donations to the ROC Warehouse by appointment only. Call to schedule your appointment for dropping off your donations today! Your donations are GREATLY appreciated and tax deductible.


PGRNY is an all volunteer 501c3 organization. Donations support our mission of honoring the fallen and Veterans and are tax deductible.

Checks payable to Patriot Guard Riders of NY may be sent to:

PO Box 12445
Rochester, NY 14612

Or you may donate by credit card or Paypal


Another way to donate is when shopping at Amazon.  Use AmazonSmile and a portion of the sale goes to PGRNY.  Thank You!

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