Charles J. Pelc

May 30, 1927 - October 24, 2009
Charles J. Pelc

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Charles J. Pelc, 82, of Hendersonville, NC, went home Saturday, October 24, 2009, to be with his Heavenly Father and loving wife, Norma, who passed away in 2007.

Born in Berwyn, Illinois, he was the son of the late Charles and Bessie Sirotek Pelc.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the US Navy. He received his Aeronautical Engineering degree from the University of Illinois. He retired from IBM in 1987, where he worked on many projects, including the Apollo Space Program

He was an avid skier and volunteer with the Henderson County Sheriffís Department. He will be remembered as a loving husband, adoring father, and beloved brother.

He is survived by his loving family, his sons, Jay Pelc and wife, Lorrie, of Hendersonville, and Chris Pelc and wife, Margaret, of Stokesdale, NC; grandchildren, Samantha and Robert Pelc; sister, Patricia Uecker and husband, Leonard, of Arkansas; sister-in-law, Dolores Crilly of IL; brothers-in-law, Richard Janacek of FL, and James Horn and wife, Gale, of IL; and many loving nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 3 PM Thursday, October 29, 2009 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. The Reverend Glenn Camp will officiate. Military Honors will be conducted by Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post 77, Hedrick-Rhodes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5206, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 14.

Memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.


Thursday, October 29, 2009
12:00 AM

Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • October 27, 2009
    Carole Crossman Ballard says:
    Jay and Lorrie, So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. My thoughts are with you as you go through this difficult time.

  • October 27, 2009
    Duane and Ileen Weaver says:
    Jay, Chris and Family We are sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. We always enjoyed visiting with your folks when we lived in Hendersonville. You have our heartfelt sympathy.

  • October 27, 2009
    William and Cheryle Jones says:
    Dear Jay and Lori and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you will all be in our prayers. If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know. Love, Cheryle And William

  • October 27, 2009
    Ed and Marilyn Mohring says:
    Charlie will be remembered for his humor and kindness to those who had the fortune to know him. Marilyn and I cannot separate Charlie from Norma in our memories of this loving couple - now united once again in Christ. May God Bless them and comfort their families.