Charles "Charlie" Joseph Paluszak
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MOUNT HOLLY, NC-- Mr. Charles "Charlie" Joseph Paluszak, 52, of Mount Holly, died Friday, March 15, 2013 at Robin Johnson House. He was born August 30, 1960 in Newark, OH, a son of Mary Jeanette Hinger Paluszak and the late Bernard Leo Paluszak.
Charlie was a graduate of Spartanburg Technical College and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. While stationed at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, he was awarded the Meritorious Mast for his services as an Air Traffic Controller. Charlie was a Mechanical Engineering Technician by trade, most recently with Toomey & Associates Consulting Engineers. He was a member of Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church in Belmont where he was a founding member of the Knights of Columbus Council #11076. Charlie took great pride in the accomplishments of his children, was a loving husband and enjoyed the company of his brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. He enjoyed fishing, camping and rooting for the Carolina Panthers.
In addition to his mother of Boiling Springs, SC, Charlie is survived by his devoted wife of 22 years, Rita Weisenhorn Paluszak; his children, Andrew, Claire, Leo, Thomas and Claudia Paluszak, all of Mount Holly, NC; father and mother-in-law, Rev. Mr. John "Jack" and Rosemarie Weisenhorn of Gastonia; siblings and spouses, Catherine and Harry Michalowski of Richmond, VA; Mary Bernadette and Terry Hill of Thomasville, NC; Anne and Daniel Roy of Richmond, VA; John and Emily Paluszak of Simpsonville, SC; and Valerie and Michael Giggie of Clarkston, MI; numerous nieces and nephews, and many loving brothers and sisters-in-law.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jim Paluszak.
The family will receive friends Sunday, March 17, 2013 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30am, Monday, March 18, 2013 at the church with Father Frank Cancro as celebrant, assisted by Rev. Mr. John "Jack" Weisenhorn and Rev. Mr. Chip Wilson. Interment will be private.
Memorials may be made to House of Mercy, 701 Mercy Drive, Belmont, NC 28012, www.thehouseofmercy. org, or the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarrior project.org.
Condolence messages may be sent online at www.McLeanFuneral.com.
McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont is serving the family of Mr. Paluszak.
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Mar. 17 to Mar. 18, 2013