Charles D. Vorbach (Charlie), age 89 of Brooklyn, entered into eternal rest on August 15th, 2020. Charlie was predeceased by his beloved wife Joan (nee Gallagher) on October 21, 2009. A United States Marine Corp Veteran and former dedicated FDNY Firefighter, Charlie enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and anything relating to military history - particularly the Civil War era.
Family trips included taking his wife, daughters and grandkids to see various military forts that might be in the vicinity, many times planning the trips around this. Upon retirement Charlie and Joan would enjoy winters in Florida and returning to family in New York for the summers. While together they enjoyed dancing, going to dinner and occasionally trying their luck at the casinos. They mostly enjoyed spending quality time with their family.
Charlie is survived by his daughters Carol Traynor, Susan Nesci and husband Albert, Linda Lubsen and husband Hank, Barbara Clowe and husband Dermott, and daughter Patricia Caroleo and husband Anthony. He was a dedicated and loving grandfather to Allison, Kevin, Christopher, Jennifer, Bobby, Nick, Carly, Krisanne, Joseph, Taylor, Samantha, Anthony and Emily. He is also survived by 8 beautiful great grandchildren.
Visitation for Charlie will be held at Marine Park Funeral Home, 3024 Quentin Road, Brooklyn, NY 11234 on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Funeral mass will be held at St Columba Roman Catholic Church, 2245 Kimball St, Brooklyn, NY 11234 on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 10:30 am.
Following Christian mass, a private cremation will take place at Green-Wood Crematory.
A service for the internment of Charlie's cremains at Long Island National Cemetery will be scheduled at a later date.
In lieu of flowers Charlie requested that donations be made to International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation. This was a charity near and dear to his heart.
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For family and friends whom can not attend the visitation at Marine Park Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 9, 2020, please take advantage of the Zoom session which will begin at 4 PM.
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Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May Charlie's soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
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