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Stanislaw Antoni "Charlie Winner" Wiernasz(1929 - 2013)

Stanislaw Antoni Wiernasz, "Charlie Winner" of Middletown, CT, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Wadsworth Glen Health Care Center. Stanley was born July 16, 1929 in Middletown, the son of Thomas and Victoria (Los) Wiernasz. Stanley attended local schools and upon graduation was employed by Wesleyan University as a book binder. He entered the US army in 1951 where he served in the Korean War attaining the rank of Sergeant. Upon his return to the United States he worked with Bernie O'Rourke for the Parks and Recreation Department, City of Middletown.
Best known as "Charlie Winner", he supervised local sports programs from 1952 until his retirement in 2006. He was a courier for the Department and spent much of his time facilitating communication between City Hall Departments and the Parks and Recreation satellite office on Butternut Street. Charlie's generous spirit and willingness to lend a helping hand were well known in the community. Until very recently he delivered the daily newspaper to his neighbors and friends at the Stonegate Apartment Complex. His great love was the Boston Red Sox and no happier a fan than he, when they won the World Series in 2004 and 2007. We will remember him sitting in his favorite overstuffed chair, smoking a cigar waiting for the game to start! We appreciate the excellent care that was provided to Charlie in his final weeks by the entire staff of Wadsworth Glen Health Care Center. He is survived by a nephew, Thomas Wiernasz and dear friends Debbie Stanley and Colleen Maniscalco. He was predeceased by his brother, Thomas Wiernasz.
He was a communicant of St. Mary of Czestochowa Church, Middletown, Ct. A private committal service will be held at Calvary Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Biega Funeral Home has care of the arrangements. To share memories or express condolences online please visit www.biegafuneralhome.com.

Published in The Middletown Press on Jan. 16, 2013
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