William Charles Tlucek


William Charles Tlucek, age 80 of Glen Rock, NJ passed away peacefully on May 19, 2020.  He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Ann, and was a loving father to children Steven and Karen.  He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Albina and Charles J. Tlucek of El Campo, Texas.

Born and raised in El Campo, TX, Charles later became a proud member of the U.S. Navy, stationed in Camp Lejeune, prior to continuing his education at the University of Houston.  His love of learning created his path to New York City where he earned his Masters of Business Administration from New York University and enjoyed a long career in the financial investment and banking industry.  He was curious and cultured – proud of his Texas roots, yet enticed by the opportunity to travel and explore history firsthand.  His favorite trips include a road trip through the Czech Republic to trace his family background with his son Steven, visiting the childhood home and church of Jimmy Carter in Plains, Georgia, retracing the history of western movie sets in Death Valley, and visiting his children in Paris and Boston / Cincinnati.  He loved to read, was most recently a member of the History & Music activity clubs of Glen Rock, NJ, and was a passionate baseball fan who loved the statistics and the strategy.  A true gentleman, Charles was known for his kindness, graciousness, and thoughtfulness to others.  He led his life with an empathetic heart, always encouraged and cheered his children on, and was a role model who lived with a deep sense of values and an engaging sense of humor.     

Charles was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Ridgewood, NJ where a memorial Mass and celebration of his life will be announced at a later date.  Private family services will be held by the Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home in Fair Lawn, NJ due to current health and COVID-19 concerns.  In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Habitat for Humanity (www.habitat.org) or Save the Animals Foundation (www.staf.org).

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George and I are so saddened to hear this news. Charles was a special cousin and we enjoyed many visits and phone calls with him. To Mary Ann, Karen and Steven, we extend our sincere sympathy and may your faith in God carry you to comfort and loving memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love and Hugs.
Nancy Natsis
Rest in Peace my cousin, Charles. We ask our Lord to bless Maryann, Karen and Steven with His love and strength. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Tim & Bobbie Tlucek
Tim Tlucek
My love, prayers and condolences are with you at this time! I always thought so highly of Charles. Even though we did not see each other often, I loved he was my cousin. Cynthia
Bill and Cynthia TluceK Goerig
I am struck by how spot-on this beautiful eulogy fits Mr. Tlucek. He absolutely was a mild-mannered, cultured gentleman, and to see his picture here, it’s hard to imagine not seeing his eager smile each time he dropped by the Scottis. I can remember him just like this 40 years ago at the GR town pool. I am so sorry for your loss. He was truly an interesting man, independent-minded, with his varied, enthusiastic interests.
Regina Scotti
We are so saddened by Charles' passing - how we will miss our visits on the phone, across the miles! He was so much more than our cousin, he was our guidance counselor, motivator, and cheer leader in good times and bad - one of the true positive hearts in our life. Our sincere sympathies and peace to you Mary Ann, Steven, and Karen. Rest in Peace dear Charles - you have lived Well <3 <3 <3
Donna R Tzitzis
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