Charles Dettling Obituary

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Charles Joseph Dettling

July 2, 1933 - July 13, 2014
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Charles Dettling, 81, passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. Charles was a proud veteran of the Korean War and received the Army's Good Conduct Medal. Charles graduated from Newark College of Engineering with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. He spent most of his career working as a research & development engineer for Engelhard Corp. He specialized in the design of proton-exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells systems, of which he has two U.S. Patents. Charles enjoyed bowling, basketball, softball, golf, dancing, running and listening to legendary music by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett & Barbra...
Charles Dettling, 81, passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. Charles was a proud veteran of the Korean War and received the Army's Good Conduct Medal. Charles graduated from Newark College of Engineering with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. He spent most of his career working as a research & development engineer for Engelhard Corp. He specialized in the design of proton-exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells systems, of which he has two U.S. Patents.
Charles enjoyed bowling, basketball, softball, golf, dancing, running and listening to legendary music by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett & Barbra Streisand. While he ran in many marathons, his proudest moment in sports occurred when he crossed the finish line in the New York City Marathon in 1987. Charles was an avid fan of the NY Giants football team. Charles was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Livingston, NJ and the American Legion in Whippany, NJ.
Charles was born on July 2, 1933 in Newark, NJ and grew up in East Orange, NJ. In 1959 Charles married Sheila McHugh and moved to East Hanover, NJ, residing there until moving to Cornelius, NC this year.
Charles leaves behind his daughter Colleen, her husband Robert and their three children Caitlin, Brian and Kellan; his son Michael, his wife Jill and their four children Aparna, Alisa, Kamran and Madhura. Charles also leaves behind two sisters, Anita and Johanna. Charles will be missed by extended family and his many friends, especially his long-time friend of over 60 years, Rudy Bartel. Charles' wife, Sheila, predeceased him in 1986.
Visitation will be held on Monday, July 21 from 4-8pm at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave. Livingston, NJ. The funeral mass celebrating his life will be offered at St. Rose of Lima Church, 312 Ridgedale Ave, East Hanover, on Tuesday, July 22 at 9:45AM followed by the committal service which will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.

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