Charles David AUTENRIETH

November 18, 1948July 11, 2019

Charles Autenrieth, 70, of Toms River, died Thursday, July 11. He was a former Dover Township Zoning Officer and Ocean County Construction Inspection Liaison before his retirement in 2003. He graduated from Toms River High School in 1967 and attained an Associate Degree from Ocean County College. Charles was a member of the United States Air Force serving from 1969 to 1976. He was an avid fisherman and hunter who enjoyed many days on the water with his friends and family. He had a passion for practical jokes. Between taking care of his beloved English Springer Spaniels and cooking for loved ones, he filled his days with fur, fun, fish, and food. He freely gave to others in the form of time, consultation, and lapidary. He is survived by his wife of fifty years Susan, his brother Mark and his wife Diane Autenrieth of Toms River, two daughters Petra Autenrieth of Toms River and Cynthia and her husband Colin Kelly of Bayville. Charles has three grand children, Keriann, Kylan, and Chenzia.

There will be visitation from 10-12pm on Monday 7/22/19 followed by a funeral mass and repast held at Christ Episcopal Church, 415 Washington St., Toms River. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Christ Episcopal Church of Toms River or Ocean Mental Health Services of Bayville at


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Deb Oriel Chambers

July 16, 2019

Susan, Petra and Cindy - No words I can say will bring you the comfort you need right now. Chuck was a loving and devoted husband and Dad. He enjoyed life to the fullest. My memories of times our two families spent together always bring a smile, Remember how he always walked around barefoot in the summer, remember we were on an overnight camping trip and he decided to contract to have a pool put in the backyard? He was just a great guy! My love, my sympathy, and my prayers to you all on this loss that came too early.
Deb Oriel

Madeline Kukla

July 14, 2019

We are so very sorry and sad to learn of Chuck's passing.

We still talk about the time we visited with all of you (when are boys were little) and you took us crabbing. The boat had engine trouble and we had to be towed in. We have had many a good laugh about that incident. In spite of the mechanical boat problems we did catch enough crabs to enjoy that evening. What a wonderful fun memory of time spent with friends.

We send love, condolences and blessings to the entire Autenrieth family at this sad time.