ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. -- Charles E. “Chuck” Siegrist, 88, of Elmwood Park, died Friday Feb. 19, 2016 surrounded by his family.
Born in Paterson, he lived in Fair Lawn and Little Ferry before settling in Elmwood Park.
He was a chief mechanic and operator at RACE Excavation and Renovation in Walden for 16 years, retiring in 2006. Prior to RACE, he was the owner of A & S Auto Wreckers in North Bergen for 21 years, until 1994.
He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy.
He was the husband of Sharon (nee Kelly) Siegrist; father of Gail Siegrist and her husband Frank Maggio and Cynthia Noonan and her husband Scott; step-father of Donna Pawlowski, Veronica Picone and Michael Havecker; brother of Dorothy Armona and the late Louise Armona and Valerie Picker; and grandfather of 10.
The funeral service will be at noon Tuesday at the Patrick J. Conte Funeral Home Inc., 274 Market St., Elmwood Park. Cremation will be private.
Visiting hours are from 4-8 p.m. Monday.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.