Former Pastor of St. Francis de Sales Church, Lodi Rev. Charles F. Theobald, 89, former Pastor of St. Francis de Sales Church, Lodi, N.J., entered into Eternal Rest on Sept. 16, 2021. Visitation will be on Tues., Sept. 21 at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 339 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove, N.J. from 4-7 p.m., with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. On Wed., Sept. 22, 2021, visitation will be held from 10-10:45 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Cedar Grove. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Committal Prayers will follow at 1 p.m. inside St. Francis de Sales Church, 125 Union St., Lodi, with interment at St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Lodi. Arrangements by Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home, 486 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. A full obituary, and memories and condolences may be shared at shookscedargrove.com
. Fr. Charlie was ordained on May 31, 1958, and served as parochial vicar of Immaculate Conception Church, Montclair, Our Lady Mother of the Church, Woodcliff Lake, the dean of the Bergen County Northwest and Southwest Deaneries 1 and 4, and as pastor of St. Francis de Sales Church, Lodi from 1979 through 2001. Upon his retirement from active ministry, he served as a weekend associate at St. Catherine of Siena Church until about five years ago. Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Frances, and brothers, Joseph, Jr., Donald, Eugene, and Robert. He is survived by many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, his dear friend, Michael Ng, and many other close friends. Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home 486 Pompton Ave. Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 (973) 239-1489
Published by The Star-Ledger from Sep. 18 to Sep. 19, 2021.