Charles G. Elnicki, 93, died peacefully on Friday January 18, 2013 at Mountain View Center in Rutland after a long illness.
He was born in Brackenridge, PA the son of Michael and Mary (Paszuhance) Elnicki.
Charlie was a WWII US Army Veteran serving in Africa, Cassablanca, Tunisia, Salano, Naples and Anzio. He earned European, African, and Middle Eastern Theatre ribbons with 5 battle stars, and received a purple heart for injuries he received. After an honorable discharge he was employed for 25yrs as a field inspector for H.P. Hood.
Charlie loved gardening, ice fishing, woodworking and camping and one of his most memorable camping trips was from coast to coast with his wife Aline in their slide on camper, but above all he loved spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 63yrs. Aline of Florence; a son Michael C. Elnicki and his wife Colleen of Pittsford; a daughter Donna Whitman and her husband Gary of Ripton; a grandaughter Jill Merrill and her husband Michael of Pittsford and a grandson Richard Elnicki and his wife Nicole of Rutland; two sisters Pauline McMahon of Rutland and Mildred Higgins of NH and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister Anna and three brothers Mike, Jim, and Frank.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday January 23, 2013 at 2:00pm at the Pittsford Congregational Church, immediately followed by a reception downstairs in the church fellowship hall. Burial will be held at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery in Pittsford. Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 12:00noon until 1:45pm at the Barnard Funeral Home in Pittsford.
The family suggests for those who wish memorial contributions may be made to Rutland County Humane Society, 765 Stevens Road, Pittsford, VT 05763 or Pittsford 1st Response Squad, PO Box 433, Pittsford, VT 05763.