SARATOGA SPRINGS - Charles "Chuck" L. Glogowski, a resident of Saratoga Springs, died at the age of 87 at Saratoga Hospital on June 13, 2013.
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Born on Jan. 7, 1926 to Michael and Mary Glogowski in Troy, he graduated from a Polish elementary school and finished his high school education while in the military, entering service at the age of 17. A U.S. Navy veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, he earned medals for the American and Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns, a World War II Victory medal and the Honorable Service lapel button.
Charles, along with his wife, Anne, danced at Madison Square Garden in New York City at the Harvest Moon Ball Dance competition sponsored by the New York Daily News. Together they led an 18 member polka dance group called The New Polka Generation that performed for many functions from 1961 through 1982. After hanging up their dancing shoes, they became Spiritual inspirational authors of the books, "Painting a Masterpiece," "Shades of Blue" and "Plots of Gold." A member of the Holy Name Society, he was active in the Charismatic Renewal and Revival groups.
Charles is survived by his wife of 51 years, Anne; his son Thomas and daughter-in-law Laurie, and four grandchildren, Nicholas, Matthew, Jackson and Erica, all of Saratoga Springs. He is also survived by his sister, Rose Madlin of Watervliet and brothers, Ed of Wynantskill and Frank of Rensselaer and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is predeceased by brothers, John, Michael, Stanley, Walter, Joseph and Peter and sisters, Anne Scofield and Helen Talbot.
A special thank you to the nursing staff and doctors of the ICCU unit of Saratoga Hospital for their skilled and compassionate care to Charles and his family.
Relatives and friends may call from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady's Chapel in the Parish Center of St. Clement's Church, 231 Lake Avenue, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Clement's Church.
Burial with military honors will be conducted at the family plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, Schuylerville.
Memorial contributions may be sent in memory of Charles to the Saratoga Hospital Foundation, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or to Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine in Auriesville, N.Y.
Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.
BURKE & SONS FUNERAL HOME
628 NO BROADWAY SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866-1612
Published in The Record on June 17, 2013