January 16, 1947 - May 17, 2021
Charles William Gruenfelder, a retired NYPD Detective, a resident of Centreville MD, passed away May 17, 2021. Charles was born on January 16, 1947 in New York to Michael Rudolf and Catherine M (Carney) Gruenfelder. He graduated from Thomas Edison HS in Queens. He was a Vietnam Veteran. He served in the Navy on the USS Ticonderoga during the Vietnam War. Later he graduated from New York Tech. He owned Kelly’s Custom Exteriors in RVC, then later after he sold his buisness, worked for Electronix. He retired from all of his hats and settled in MD. Charles loved to cook, play Mexican Train, and play cards, sing, do his crossword puzzles, write, and watch old movies and Jeopardy. His favorite movie was Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. He loved to croon along with Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge, Doo Wops especially, as well as, Journey and Elton John. Charles is survived by his wife Marlene Gruenfelder; his children John (Mattia) Gruenfelder, James (Lisa) Gruenfelder, Karen Gruenfelder, Theresa Gruenfelder, Christine Gruenfelder and his Step Children Kristine (David) Zamarelli, and Andrew (Ali) Drasser. His Grandchildren, Nicole and John Gruenfelder, Amy and James Gruenfelder, Sean and Jack Fijalkowski, Henry Drasser, and Katelynn Berlin. Charles is also survived by brothers Kenny Gruenfelder, Joseph (Patty) Gruenfelder, Brother in Law Joe Morello. Predeceased by brothers Michael Gruenfelder, John (Pam) Gruenfelder, and sister Delores (Morello) Gruenfelder and sister in law Lorraine Gruenfelder. Along with a host of much loved great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and other family members.
Charles William Gruenfelder, a retired NYPD Detective, a resident of Centreville MD, passed away May 17, 2021. Charles was born on January 16, 1947 in New York to Michael Rudolf and Catherine M (Carney) Gruenfelder. He graduated from Thomas... View Obituary & Service Information
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