Hartford- Charles Joseph Zmitrovitch Jr., 88, a longtime resident of Hartford (Washington Co.) died peacefully, Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at the Warren Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Queensbury, following a short illness.
Born in Saranac, NY, March 26, 1932, Charles was the son of the late Charles J. Sr. and Mabel Zmitrovitch and for over 60 years the husband of the late Mary P. (Wein) Zmitrovitch, who predeceased him October 15, 2019.
Charles was a graduate of Lansingburgh High School.
For many years he was employed as a corrections officer by the New York State Department of Corrections, working at the Comstock Correctional Facility in Comstock. He retired in 1970s.
Charles was faithful to the Catholic Church and was a communicant of the former St. Monica’s Church in Johnsonville and more recently St. Philip’s Church in Hartford. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus and active in the Albion Fish and Game Club. In his quiet time he enjoyed reading scientific and technical manuals, loved to go fishing, playing with his ‘fur babies,” Gigi and Daisy, and visiting with his family and friends.
Charles is survived by his daughters and a son-in law, Karen Zmitrovitch of Glens Falls and Erica and Nicola Giancaspro of Rome, Italy, four granddaughters, Kiera Zmitrovitch of Queensbury, Jessica Zmitrovitch of Arkansas, and Sophia and Beatrice Giancaspro of Rome, Italy, two great-grandchildren, Anabella and Orion Zmitrovitch, a brother, Gilbert Zmitrovitch, and sisters-in-law, Linda Kerber, Kay Tesman, and Mary Zmitrovitch, a brother-in-law, Dale Wein, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by a son, the late Joseph C. Zmitrovitch.
A Mass of Christian Resurrection for Charles will be celebrated on Friday, April 16, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Transfiguration Parish North in Schaghticoke. Burial with military honors will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Veterans Cemetery in Schuylerville. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the church on Friday, April 16, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. prior to the mass.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to either the Warren Center Residents Program Fund, 42 Gurney Lane, Queensbury, NY 12804, or to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at afsp.org in memory of Charles J. Zmitrovitch Jr.
Funeral service details are under the direction of the Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home Inc., 2237 NY Route 7, Raymertown, NY 12180.