Charles "Ace" Lukasiewicz, 87, of Mattydale, died Wednesday at his home with his family at his side. He was a life resident of Mattydale and was the last surviving of 10 children born to the late Francis and Valeria Lukasiewicz. Charles was a 1945 graduate from Smith Tech. in Syracuse and then immediately joined the military.
Ace was a an Army veteran of WWII and served in the European Theater and was a life member of the American Legion post #1832 in Mattydale. He retired in 1987 as an Engineer/ Model Maker for the Carrier Corp. and also worked prior for 20 years with the General Electric Co. in Syracuse. Charles was a communicant of St. Margaret's Church and was a member of the Mattydale-Hinsdale Senior Citizens and a member of the Syracuse Polish Home. He also was an avid golfer and enjoyed bowling.
Charles is survived by his wife of 63 years the former Helen Nadolski, three children Janice (Larry) Hansen of Leesburg Fl, Robert (Susan) Lukasiewicz of Cicero, Chris Lukasiewicz of Mattydale, four grandchildren Shane, Kyle, Colin, Campbell, Kelsey Begley, two great grandchildren Noah, Lucas and was expecting his third in February.
Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 5 pm at Krueger Funeral Home, 2619 Brewerton Rd., Mattydale. A mass of Christian burial will be Monday 10 am at St. Margaret's Church. Burial with full military honors will be in Veteran's Memorial Cemetery.