Touzinsky, Charles A. "Charlie"
of Sun Lakes, AZ passed away peacefully at age 81 on April 29, 2012 surround by his five sons, Tim, Steve, Jeff, Tom and Dave. Charlie was born on June 13, 1930 to Charles and Bess Touzinsky. Born and raised in Chicago, he graduated from Fenwick High School in 1948. He entered the Army in 1952 during the height of the Korean War. After attending officer candidate school, he graduated from airborne school, becoming a paratrooper, eventually he became a qualified jump master. He served in Korea with the 3rd Infantry Division during the war. He served in the US Army until 1954 and continued his work with Sheet Metal, a trade he practiced for nearly 40 years. In 1956 he met the love of his life, Joanne Simons and they were married on June 1, 1957. The marriage lasted for 52 years until the passing of Joanne on April 21, 2009. In 1959, Joanne and Charlie bought a home in Elk Grove Village where they resided for over 38 years. Their sons, four daughters-in-law and eleven grandchildren will miss them dearly. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, May 26 at 12:30 pm at the Queen of the Rosary Catholic Church in Elk Grove Village. A joint inurnment for both Charles and Joanne at All Saints Cemetery will immediately follow the mass. Local services were held. Arrangements by Bueler Chandler Mortuary
Published in The Arizona Republic on May 6, 2012