Charles L. Renda
Charles L. Renda

AGE: 69 • New Brunswick

Charles L. Renda, 69, died on Sunday August 12th at his home.

Born in New Brunswick, he was a graduate of N.B. High School, Rutgers University and Georgetown School of Law. Charles practiced law in the city for over 40 years and acted as secretary of the Friends of the New Brunswick Library.

He was predeceased by his parents Charles and Jennie Renda and his sister Catherine R. Taylor.

He is survived by his brother Peter C. and wife Katheryn of FL; his sister Patricia R. Nolan and husband Paul of South Brunswick; eight nieces and nephews; several very dear cousins and many friends.

Funeral services will take place at 9:30 am from the Boylan Funeral Home 188 Easton Ave. New Brunswick on Friday August 17th followed by a 10 am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peters R.C. Church. Cremation will be private. Family and friends may pay their respects at the funeral home on Thursday August 16th from 6 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charles' name to: Friends of the New Brunswick Library 60 Livingston Ave. New Brunswick, NJ 08901 or the charity of your choice.

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Published by Home News Tribune on Aug. 14, 2012.
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I knew Charlie during most of the 1970s. We lost touch in the early 80s. Back then he was a good friend, quick with a smile, had a ribald sense of humor and an encyclopedic mind. I have a particular memory: We were at a friends house. I was in the backyard holding a hose watering the garden. Charlie came over(he was wearing a shirt and tie)he crouched down to look at a plant and started a conversation. As I turned towards him the hose turned with me. He didn't flinch, didn't miss a beat, kept on talking seemingly oblivious to the fact that he'd just been drenched. He was unflappable. Rest in peace Chuck.
Randall Fisher
August 18, 2012
Rest in Peace Charlie. A good neighbor. Debbie and Frank 64 Harvey St
August 16, 2012
I am truly saddened by the passing of Charlie. I knew him for 27 years as he practiced law across the street from my boss on Bayard Street. Charlie was a unique individual who never compromised on his ideals or principles. While I have not seen him in several years, I have missed our banter and will miss it now ever so much more because I will never again have the chance for one more exchange of witty words with Charlie. Rest well with God are missed.
Lisa Prioli Burnside
August 16, 2012
My thought and prayers go out to The Renda Family. Charlie was a neighbor of mine also. He was a kind man. He will be missed. RIP
Lisa Valachovic
August 16, 2012
Charlie was much more than a cousin to me. He was more like a big brother. He was there for me in good times and bad, and was never too busy for me. I loved him and will miss him dearly, every day! RIP, Chuck!
Angela Burtenshaw
August 15, 2012
Our Condolences to the Renda Family! We have known Charlie since he moved in after his uncle Lou Keller passed away. We knew his mom and dad also. We lived two doors away from Charlie and he was a great neighbor and great friend! RIP Charlie!! We will miss you and your garden and flowers!
Patricia and Julia Deri
August 15, 2012
I am very shocked and saddened to hear of Charlie's passing. I worked for him for many years. He was a good friend, an honest man and true gentleman. He will forever have a place in my heart. Rest in Peace my friend.
Liz Potts
August 15, 2012
Ever since we moved into our apartment, 3 doors down, Charlie was nothing short of the epitome of a great neighbor. Besides letting us borrow various tools and lawn/gardening devices, we would always ignite into some deep conversations about local-world politics and/or our views on scientific-paranormal inquiries. He was always generous with whatever grew from his garden and gave Laur many cherished tips to try and get our garden to look as beautiful as his. He was our first real friend when we moved in and not only will we miss him, but we will cherish the good times we shared together. We love you Charlie and will finish our debates on the other side.
Mikey & Lauren Luchento
August 15, 2012
I've known Charlie from grammar school right through high school, and then reconnected later when he became lawyer for my wife and me. He was a friend who cared and who stood by you in practical, real ways. We'll miss him.
Steve & Karen Bodnar
August 14, 2012
We are all saddened at the passing of Charlie. He was a long time friend and customer of ours at Trenta Fuel Oil. It was always a pleasure talking to Charlie on the phone. He will be missed very much and we send our condolences to his family.

Robert Trenta and Staff
R. Trenta
August 14, 2012
Charlie was a dear friend, neighbor and mentor, too honest to sell out. His absence leaves a hole in the hub city.
Amy Braunstein
August 14, 2012
Charlie was a dear friend, neighbor and mentor, too honest to sell out. His absence leaves a huge hole in the hub city.
Amy Braunstein
August 14, 2012
Please accept our deepest sympathies.
Andre & Rosemarie Mento
August 14, 2012
Sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Renda. I worked with him during the time he was Attorney for the New Brunswick Planning Board in the early 70's. Always with a smile a very sweet person. Rest in peace.
Pat LoPresti
August 14, 2012