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Francis R. Medvetz

1919-2012 HOOSICK FALLS - Francis R. Medvetz entered into eternal life on October 17, 2012, after a long battle with cancer.

He was born in Coral, Penn. on June 23, 1919 to the late Stephen and Elizabeth (Sabatos) Medvetz.

Francis, a.k.a. "Chuck", is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary; their six children and their spouses, Robert Medvetz (Mary Kowalski), Suzanne (Gary) Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Medvetz (Dan Herlihy), Mary Frances "Mimi" (Ron) Dibble, Richard Medvetz (Maria Guyette), and Ken Medvetz (Beth Kuzdeba), nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his seven siblings.

Chuck graduated from Carteret (N.J.) High School in 1937 with four years of perfect attendance, and from Newark (N.J.) Business College. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941-1945. He participated in the D-Day invasion at Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge, and the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star and the French Croix de Guerre. Chuck was a Technical Publications Editor working for the Department of the Army at Raritan Arsenal (N.J.), Picatinny Arsenal (N.J.), and Watervliet Arsenal (N.Y.). Chuck retired in 1980 after 40 plus years. He then became a house husband and a mentor to his grandchildren, greatly enriching their lives.

Chuck was a very gentle, kind, loving, wise and honest individual. He had a wonderful sense of humor, always telling jokes wherever he went to anyone who would listen. Nothing pleased him more than to make others laugh and to be with his family. He was a devoted Notre Dame football fan, an avid reader, and crossword puzzle master. With his beloved wife, he delighted in traveling, spending winters in Alvor, Portugal and most recently, Sahuarita, Ariz. The two of them enjoyed playing casino slot machines, family card games, and nightly Scrabble games.

There will be no calling hours. A Funeral Mass to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 12 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church in Hoosick Falls (N.Y.). Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Academy, 4 Parsons Avenue, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 20, 2012
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