Charles F TrzcinkaMay 30, 1921 ~ December 6, 2017 (age 96)
PITTSFIELD – Charles F. Trzcinka, 96, of 25 Howard St. passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, December 6th surrounded by his loving family.
Charles was born in Pittsfield on May 30, 1921, a son of the late Antoni and Stephania Kobus Trzcinka. Upon his graduation from Pittsfield High School, Charles joined the US Army Air Forces, having served during WWII. During his time in the military, Charles was a part of the Air Corps in India Burma Theater, he proudly completed a radar certification training course. He was honorably discharged in the Spring of 1946. Charlie then returned to Pittsfield where he married the former Alice M. Coyle on October 29, 1949. Alice and Charles celebrated 56 wonderful years of marriage together prior to her passing on June 3, 2006.
During his time at General Electric, Mr. Trzcinka worked as a group leader in the Transformer Department. He served for 44 years before his retirement in 1983. After his retirement, he remained active with the GE Quarter Century Club, the GE Pensioner’s Club and AARP. Throughout his life, Charles was known for his love of travelling, especially to Cape Cod, Poland, San Francisco, and Hawaii. He was also a master gardener, he enjoyed investing in the stock market, he was an avid Red Sox and New England Patriots fan, and was a dedicated softball player. Charlie was also a compassionate animal lover, and he will be missed by his kitty Coco, the last in a long line of four legged family members.
Charles was a long time parishioner of St. Teresa’s, and then St. Joseph’s Church. He was passionate about supporting and collecting for various organizations over the years, especially Catholic Charities.
Charlie lived a life full of accomplishments; he was a man that enjoyed life to the fullest and brought a level of elegance, honor, and fun to everything he did. He will be remembered for the legacy of strength, profound devotion to his faith, and for the love he brought to his beloved Alice, his four children and their spouses, his four grandchildren, and his two great grandchildren. Mr. Trzcinka was respected and admired by those who knew him, and he had his sharp wit and kind spirits about him until the end.
Charles is survived by his four children, Charles A. Trzcinka and his wife Jaden of Bloomington, IN., Elaine M. Trzcinka of Pittsfield, Joseph M. Trzcinka and his wife MaryLou of Pittsfield, and Anthony P. Trzcinka and his wife Candice of Winchester. He also leaves his four grandchildren, Leona and Lucy Trzcinka and Adam and Jason Luscier, his two great granddaughters, Alexandrea and Abigail Luscier, two sisters, Carol and Joan Trzcinka, both of Pittsfield, and many nieces and nephews. Charles was predeceased by five siblings, Jean Trzcinka, Sally Berard and her husband Rene, Chester Trzcinka, Edwin Trzcinka, and Bernard Trzcinka and his wife Edna.
SERVICES: Trzcinka, Charles F., 96, died December 6th. Calling Hours will be held SUNDAY, December 10th at the DEVANNY-CONDRON FUNERAL HOME from 4 to 7PM. Funeral Services will follow MONDAY, December 11th at 12:15PM from the funeral home followed with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 1 PM at St. Joseph’s Church, with the Rev. Msgr. Michael A. Shershanovich, pastor, officiating. Entombment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery Mausoleum. If friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Church or the Berkshire Humane Society, in care of the Funeral Home.