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Charles V. Snurkowski

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Charles V. Snurkowski Nov 22, 1935-July 2, 2013 NORWICH - Charles V. Snurkowski, 77, was escorted by Mary to the arms of his Lord on July 2nd. He was born in Norwich on Nov 22, 1935 to the late Victor and Annella (Pietrowski) Snurkowski. He graduated from Hartford Technical School and worked for years at Vic's Barbershop which his dad owned as well as in the construction field for the Laborers Local #547 for 30 years. In his younger years he enjoyed playing softball and in the 50's owned his own boat, "San Miguel". He was an avid fisherman belonging to the Stonington Fisherman's Assoc., loved Cape Cod - Lord's Point and watching girls' basketball. Many will know him as the voice of "Grumpy Pants" or "G.P." as Stu Bryer would refer to him when he called the popular WICH radio talk show. While he may have come across as "grumpy" he was passionate about the quality of the surroundings at Howard T Brown Park and the marina in Norwich where he spent much of his time keeping true to his love of the water throughout his life. He was also a member of the P.L.A.V. in Norwich. Charles is survived by his sons; Michael and his wife Becki of Stonington, Charles of Ledyard, Thomas and his companion Tony DeValle of Norwich, his daughter; Lisa, 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and his former wife and best friend, Vivian Snurkowski. He was predeceased by his brother Robert and sister Harriet. A calling hour will be held on Tuesday from 5pm - 6pm at the Labenski Funeral Home, 107 Boswell Ave., Norwich, CT. A Memorial Service will be held at the funeral home beginning at 6pm. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the . To leave an online condolence, please visit www.laben skifuneralhome.com

Published in Norwich Bulletin on July 6, 2013
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