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Charles J. Werkley


Charles J. (Chuck) Werkley, 97 of Wayne, passed away on November 13, 2017 at the New Jersey Veterans home in Paramus. He was born on December 22, 1919 in Paterson NJ to John and Catherine Werkley. He is predeceased by his wife Janet, nee Lauder, in 2005, brother Jack in 1949, and sister Frances Lutoff in 1974.

After service with the US Navy during World War II, he was employed by the NJ Bell Telephone Company for 34 years, retiring in 1980. He was a proud member and Trustee of the Wayne Elks Club 2181 and served as past President of the Haledon Lions Club. In 1989 he relocated to Port St. Lucie FL, where he pursued a career in real estate, retiring in 2014, after which he returned to NJ to spend time with family. He subsequently authored an autobiography in 2013 entitled “Family Values”.

He is survived by his son Tim and wife Loretta Werkley, daughter Joan and husband Bob Duvalois, daughter Carol and husband Jim Talerico, grandchildren Daryl Marchant, Darrin Duvalois, Tim Werkley, Jim Talerico Jr., Lauren Lamoureaux and 8 great grand children.

A memorial service will be held at Vander May Funeral Home in Wayne, NJ on Saturday, November 18th at 10:30 AM with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Paterson. Friends may visit with the family from 9AM - 10:30 AM on Saturday prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Joseph Robert Duvalois Foundation (His great grandson who predeceased him in 2010), C/O Stephanie Ferrara, 31 Hill Street, Belleville, NJ 07109.

Guest Book


Dear Tim, Loretta, Carol, Jim, Joan, Bob and Family: We extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved Chuck. He was a wonderful man who lived his life with so much vigor and accomplished so much in his lifetime. He was a great example for his family and everyone who knew him. One could only wish the same for ourselves. He will be missed by all. Sincerely, Helen and Garrett Astarita

Helen & Garrett Astarita


Tim, sorry to hear about your Dad, knew him on long time, condolences to your family, Brian Buckley

Brian Buckley

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