Charles A. Grzeszkiewicz, aged 94, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2022. He was born and raised in West Wyoming, Pennsylvania to John and Josephine Grzeszkiewicz. He was a resident of Summit, Chatham, Warren and before moving to Allentown, PA in 2016.
Charles earned his Bachelor of Science degree at East Stroudsburg University and continued his education at Seton Hall University, earning his masters in 1953.
He was an 8th grade Math & Science Teacher and Guidance Counselor for more than 37 years with the Summit School District.
At Our Lady of the Mount RC Church Charles was a member of the choir, a lector, former head of the CCD program, and a counselor in the Pre-Cana Program. He was also a leader in the RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. Charles was an active volunteer with the Starfish program in New Jersey
In 1950 Charles enlisted in the US Army as a Sergeant during the Korean War. He was stationed in Germany and worked with the Army Engineering Corp constructing buildings until earning his honorable discharge in 1952.
Although short in stature, he excelled in basketball and was very competitive. He was fondly known as Popeye growing up. Charles had a witty sense of humor as well as great wisdom.
Charles always enjoyed tending to his garden and taking care of his yard, was an avid sports fan, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He is predeceased by seven siblings; Walter Grzeszkiewicz, Anthony Grzeszkiewicz, John Grzeszkiewicz, Sr. Mercylle Grzeszkiewicz, Genevieve Hecker, Lucille Courtney, and Irene Kuciak.
Charles is survived by his loving wife, Regina A. Grzeszkiewicz; his two sons: Robert Grzeszkiewicz, and his wife, Debbie, and Stephen Grzeszkiewicz, and his wife, Marie Demarais; his two daughters, Marie Detgen, and her husband, Don, and Carol Danziger, and her husband, Rodney; his three Grandchildren: Allyson Wenrich and her husband Stephen, Matthew Detgen, and Ryan Grzeszkiewicz, and two great-grandchildren Jeremiah Wenrich and Avery Wenrich, and his sister Barbara Galonsky.
In Charles’s memory, please donate to the Matheny School and Hospital, Matheny Development Office, PO Box 339, Peapack, NJ 07977 to support research for Cerebral Palsy.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2022, from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at St. Mary’s Stony-Hill Church, 225 Mountain Blvd., Watchung, NJ. A Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. He will be laid to rest at St. Mary’s Stony Hill Cemetery in Watchung, NJ.