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Charles "Chuck" Adzema

November 17, 2021

U.S. Veteran


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Charles “Chuck” Adzema Sr.

November 17, 2021


On November 17th Charles “Chuck” Adzema Sr., 74, of Chula Vista, CA, passed away peacefully at the Einstein Medical Center Hospice in Montgomery County.


He was born November 4, 1947 in Kingston, a son of the late Joseph and Margaret Derzak Adzema.  Chuck was a graduate of GAR High School 1965 and furthered his education at Arizona State University.


He was proud of his veteran status as a member of the United States Navy during the Vietnam era, where he fell in love with the sunshine of the west coast. Chuck enjoyed traveling, spending time with his family, story-telling, Coronado beach, and had a passion for oldies music. His signature look consisted of shorts, flip flops, and sunglasses, regardless of the weather.


Prior to his retirement, Chuck worked as a Light Rail Vehicle Operator for the San Diego Trolley and in telecommunications for Bell Atlantic.  Chuck was a life member of the American Legion.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Joseph Adams and his Godson and nephew Christopher C. Lewis.


Surviving are his children, Erik Adzema and his wife Christina, Swoyersville, Charles Adzema and his wife Stefanie, Harleysville, Brian Adzema and his wife Michele, Center Valley, Charlene Kresge and her husband Jon, Weymouth, MA, Angela Adzema, Lemon Grove, CA; Grandchildren, Luke Adzema, Jake Adzema, Charlie Adzema III, Ben Adzema, Cora Adzema and Hannah Adzema; siblings, Mary Ann Lewis and her husband John, West Wyoming, Mickel Adzema, Eugene, OR., Peggy Pritchard and her husband Mike, York, James Adzema and his wife Sharon, San Dimas, CA; Aunt, Dorothy Lutinski, Harveys Lake; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 9 A.M. in St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre. Those who are attending the funeral are asked to go directly to the church. Interment will be in St. Peter and Paul Greek Catholic Cemetery in Mount Carmel, where military honors will be accorded by the United States Navy.


Relatives and Friends may call on Sunday from 3-6 P.M. at the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Folds of Honor Foundation Department 1‌3, Tulsa, O‌K 74‌182 or by visiting https://foldsofhonor.org.

Condolences can be sent by visiting Chuck’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.