Frederick Funeral Home

192-15 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY


Charles Vincent Penko

October 27, 1928July 29, 2020

Charles Vincent Penko, 91, of Flushing, NY, died July 29, 2020 at North Shore University Hospital, NY. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara (Mahler) Penko, daughter, Jean Marie (Todd) Tierney; son, Raymond Anthony; daughter, Barbara Ann (William) Moffatt, grandchildren, Charles, Breanna and Shawn, his loving sister, Diana and his nieces, Linda and Janet. He is predeceased by his son Charles Vincent Jr.

Charles was the son of Slovenian immigrants who arrived in America in the early 1900's and settled in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. He played the accordion, spoke Slovene and loved the traditional Slovenian dessert, Potica.

Charles was a graduate of Fordham University, he was a Korean war veteran and that he worked for the Campbell's Sales Company for over 35 years. He loved to cook, loved the Mets and Jets, travelled the world and America with Barbara and valued volunteerism. He taught religious instruction in St Kevin's School CCD program, assisted with St Kevin's Youth Guild sports programs, served as scoutmaster of Troop 272, volunteered with the NYC Board of Elections, ran several senior programs, including those associated with AARP and actively volunteered with several other organizations.

In lieu of flowers please consider making donations to the Parkinson's Foundation, Parkinson.org or Parkinson's Foundation 1359 Broadway, Ste 1509,NY,NY 10018 NY:

The family of Charles Penko will be receiving visitors at Frederick Funeral Home, 192-15 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11358. Visiting hours will be Sunday, August 2, 2020 from 3-7pm. It is required that all visitors wear a face mask or face covering,to practice social distancing and to remain in the chapel, not to congregate in the hallways or lobby of the funeral home. When visiting the family please be conscience to pay your respects, greet the family and to be mindful of other visitors that may be waiting outside because we are limiting the amount of guest in each chapel for the safety of everyone. Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 9:45am. Monday, August 3, 2020 at 9:45am, St. Kevin RC Church, 45-21 194th Street, Flushing, NY 11358. Interment to follow at Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery, 172-00 Booth Memorial Avenue, Flushing, NY 11365.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.frederick-fh.com for the PENKO family.


  • Visiting Hours

    Sunday, August 2, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, August 3, 2020

  • Interment

    Monday, August 3, 2020


Charles Vincent Penko

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Eileen Woods

July 31, 2020

To Barbara and all of Charlie’s loved ones, I extend my deepest sympathy.
My memory of Charlie will always be his quiet gentle manner.
May his dear soul Rest In Peace.
Sincerely, Eileen


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