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Charles Als Pfretzschner

May 15, 1928 ~ October 28, 2019 (age 91)

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Charles A. Pfretzschner, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 91 on Monday, October 

28, 2019. 

 

Charles was born on May 15, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY to Paul and Mathilda Pfretzschner.  

He is survived by his wife, Margaret of 68 years, daughter Carol (Van) Page, son Robert (Lauren) 

Pfretzschner, grand children Jamie (Andy) Mills, Evan (Lauren) Pfretzschner, Christopher (Fiancée 

Meredith Mills) Page, great granddaughters, Alyssa and Elliot, sister, Dorothy Werner, and nieces and 

nephews.

 

He received his mechanical engineering degrees from Cornell University and the University of Southern 

California, earning his professional engineers license in Control Systems Engineering. He worked for 

Union Carbide, TRW, and IBM.   

 

Charles served in the US ARMY during the Korean Conflict, stationed in Germany from 1952 to 1954 

rising to the rank of 1st LT. He received the Occupation Medal (Germany) and National Defense Service 

Medal while in service.

 

With diverse interests, from raising homing pigeons in his youth, to deep sea fishing after moving to 

Boca Raton, his greatest passion was his work where he devoted most of his energy.  After retirement 

from IBM, he formed a design and engineering company, Custom Application Products, in the early 90s., 

working with inventors and as well as companies on many projects from inception to final product. 

 

He also had a great passion for food and had an unbelievable capacity for consumption without gaining 

so much as a pound!

 

Visitation for family and friends is Friday, November 1 from 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. at Glick Funeral Home, 

3600 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, followed by a private family memorial service.

 

To send flowers to Charles' family, please visit our floral section.


Services

Military Honors
Friday
November 1, 2019

12:45 PM
Glick Family Funeral Home
3600 North Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Visitation
Friday
November 1, 2019

11:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Glick Family Funeral Home
3600 North Federal Highway
Boca Raton, FL 33431

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