NEWPORT?NEWS, Va. - Terry Charnecki, 65, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, after a brief illness.
He was born in Fairmont, Minn., a son of the late Michael Louis and Marie Theresa (Korolewski) Charnecki; A resident of Newport News for 28 years, Terry retired from the U.S. Navy as MNC, where he was an explosives specialist.
Aside from his parents, Terry was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Charnecki. He is survived by his wife of four years, Alfreda Townes; sons, Michael Charnecki and wife, Theresa, and Anthony Charnecki and wife, Jennifer; daughters, Kathryn Wilson and husband, James, Susana Charnecki and Kristina Charnecki; grandchildren, Brandon, John, Isabella, Sophia, Jocelyn, Patricia, Ashley and Zachary; brother, Gary Charnecki of Fairmont, Minn.; sister Karen Brammer of Saukville, Wis.
A celebration of Terry's life will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be directed to Disabled American Veterans organization, Roanoke, Va., www.dav.org/donate/FAQ.aspx
Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.
Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.