Charles (Chuck) Andersen, 80, of Palm Coast died Saturday, December 7, 2013 in Florida Hospital Memorial
Medical Center, Palm Coast, Florida after a brief bout with pneumonia. Charles was born to the late Rudolph and Matilda Anderson on September 20, 1933 in Fords, New Jersey. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara (Borowick) Andersen of 57 years, who he married on September 15, 1956 in Holy Spirit R.C. Church in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Also survived by a sister Geraldine May (wife of Paul) of Palm Coast, a sister Florence Buttacavoli (wife of Anthony) of Toms River, New Jersey, niece Cindy Meisner (wife of Gary) of Palm Coast, niece Sherry May of Palm Coast, nephew Scott May and Partner Tim Edward of Palm Coast, nephew and Godchild Keith May (husband of Denise) of Browns Summit, N.C., nephew Anthony Buttacavoli, Jr. (husband of Lisa) of Little Egg Harbor, NJ, and niece Lisa Buttacavoli of Toms River, NJ. Charles attended Woodbridge Twp. Schools. When he was out of school, he worked as a Plumber for Al Kovacs Plumbing. He left the plumbing business for 4 years while he served in the United States Marine Corps
. He spent 19 months on the front line in Korea being wounded there. He served as a Courier between the U.S. and French Morocco and also served duty in the Pentagon. Then a few years later, went back to school and became an Electrician of I.B.E.W. Local #102 in North Jersey until he took early retirement. He then went to Rutgers University and Trenton State College and got his certification and became a Drug and Alcohol Counselor. He worked in Perth Amboy General Hospital in the Drug and Alcohol Ward. In his "spare" time, he volunteered with the New Jersey Penal System, running group classes in Rahway State Prison and Marlboro Penal System. He and another individual were the first approved individuals to take prisoners out of prison unescorted to drug and alcohol meetings. After a second retirement, he and his wife Barbara moved to Palm Coast, Florida in 1980. After a year of leisure (taking his boat out to the ocean almost every day for fishing) he was contacted by the Florida Penal System to set up a program as he had in New Jersey. He then volunteered in the Palatka Prison helping individuals that wanted help. After 3 years, the Florida Program was running fine and he retired for the THIRD time. He went to school on graphics and opened a Screen Printing Shop under the name of Graphic Impressions. Everybody in Town knew "Chuck" and had all their garments and signs printed by his Company. Then in 1998, he sold the business and retired for the fourth and final time to rest. He had the type of personality that he was liked by everyone. He will be missed and remembered by many, both up north and down here in Florida. He was a former Member of the Rotary Club
, Member of the local Marine Corp. League, Member of the local American Legion, and a Member of the Bill Wilson Club for 40 years. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. A visitation will be held December 18, 2013 at 10:00am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church to be followed by the Memorial Mass at 11:00am.