Charles T. Cieszeski

February 16,  2013

Charles T. CieszeskiCharles Cieszeski, 89; of Fulton passed away Saturday February 16, 2013.Born in Neffs, Ohio he was the son of the late Adam and Mary Cieszeski. Charles was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Frances (Harman) Cieszeski in 2004. He was also predeceased by his sister Jesse Robbins.

Surviving are his daughter Connie (Barry) Tompkins and his son Charles (Jeanne) Cieszeski of Fulton. He is also survived by grandchildren Karey (William) Pine, Amy (Jonathon) Johnston, Andrew O’B Cieszeski, Julia Cieszeski, and Gina Babcock; great grandchildren Olivia Pine, and Audrey, Tavish, and Samuel Johnston, brother Frank Cieszeski of Neffs, Ohio and sisters Freda Jarrett of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Elizabeth Shultz of Shadyside, Ohio. Charles earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Marietta (Ohio) College in 1949 and did graduate work at Ohio State and Syracuse Universities. He taught high school science in Plain City, Ohio before joining the Nestle Company. Charles worked for Nestles in Marysville, Ohio and Freehold, New Jersey before moving to Fulton in 1957 where he ultimately retired as Fulton Plant manager in 1986. Charles served in the South Pacific as a member of United States Army Air Corps during WWII. Throughout his life Charles was active in many professional and civic organizations including the Board of Trustees of Fulton Savings Bank, Board of Trustees of the First Baptist Church of Fulton, Fulton Rotary Club, Fulton industrial Management Club, and Fulton Chamber of Commerce.  Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday at the First United Church of Fulton with Rev. David Nethercott officiating.  Burial will be held in the spring at Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal. Calling hours will be conducted 4:00 to 7:00 PM Monday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S. Fulton. Contributions may be made to St. Luke Health Services, East River Road, Oswego, NY 13126

4 thoughts on “Charles T. Cieszeski

  1. Connie Beth, Charles and families, we were sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Since we are fortunate enough to be visiting with Mom and Dad this weekend, we have enjoyed reminiscing about him. We always looked forward to the visits around Easter time when he would seem to have the trunk LOADED with the best Nestle’s chocolates! May he rest in peace.

  2. Cieszeski Family – What a distinguished man your dad was! We always loved their visits and to hear about his beloved company, Nestle. You will miss him but know he is in a better place. Grandpap and Grandma Cieszeski were especially proud of him and his accomplishments. He has now been reunited with your mom and his own parents. You will all be in my prayers.

  3. Connie, Charles and Families: We are feeling your pain in the loss of your Dad and my brother. Grandma and Grandpap Cieszeski didnt’ have much money or education to help any of us out. Your Dad always had that determination to do well. I have many good memories; I will miss him.

  4. When you consider the humble beginnings for Uncle Chuck and realize how far he went, it makes me so proud to say that he was my uncle. I can remember so well Grandpap and Grandma being so proud of him. They only drank Nestlé’s coffee, and only ate Nestlé’s chocolate. I guess they did their part to make sure that the Nestlé company would survive. He certainly went further than any dreams they could even imagine.

    I remember the stories that mom brought back when they attended his retirement party. She was overwhelmed at how much the town respected and loved him. He lived a long distinguished life. My condolences to his children and grandchildren and all who loved him.

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