Charles W Szekretar Sr.

November 25, 1941November 16, 2020

Charles William Szekretar, 78, of Granite City Illinois, passed away on November 16th, 2020. Charles was born November 25th, 1941 in Brooklyn New York, to John Alfred and Dorothy Catherine (nee Banner) Szekretar, who preceded him in death.

Charles is survived by loving wife, Martha (nee Dixon) Szekretar, daughter, Carla Ann James (Tony); son Charles William Szekretar Jr., (Megan); grandsons Kyle Robert James (Loreli), and Kevin Tyler James (Brittany): great grandchildren; Jacob Lauber, Heather Lauber and expecting a third great grandchild, Jude Lee; sisters-in-law Darlene Partlow (Jim) and Janet Stewart (Jim); cousins Ken Szekretar(Mona) and Allen Szekretar.

Charles graduated South Valley Stream High, New York. He married Martha Dixon in 1963 in Broken Arrow Oklahoma. During this time Charles proudly served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War (1962-1966). Charles was employed by United Airlines from 1966-2003. His love for his family and his service for his country, will not be forgotten. He will be dearly missed by his family and all who knew him.

Memorial donations inCharle’s honor can be made to Disabled American Veterans 9700 Page Ave Suite 101 RM#1-096, St. Louis, MO 63132 (314) 253-4429

Graveside committal and burial is to take place at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery 2900 Sheridan Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125.


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Charles W Szekretar Sr.

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Rebecca B

November 18, 2020

I will always remember Charles singing. I loved exercise group and setting with Charles at lunch especially when Martha would come up and have lunch with him. Listening to all the travel story's. I will truly miss Charles and you also Martha.