Charles “Chuck” Bartkowski, 72, of Amston, Connecticut, died Thursday, February 28, after a long illness. Chuck is survived by his wife, Karen Larson Bartkowski; son David Bartkowski and his wife Stephanie Bartkowski, of Torrington, Connecticut; and son Matthew Bartkowski, his children Morgan and Zachary Bartkowski, his partner Kelly Larson and her son Jordan Morales, of Waterford, Connecticut. Chuck was predeceased by his parents, Stephen Bartkowski and Eunice Pratt Bartkowski; sister Dorothy Champowick; and brother Stephen Bartkowski.
Chuck was born on September 5, 1946 and grew up in New Britain, Connecticut. He attended New Britain High School and graduated in 1964. He continued his education at the Ward Technical Institute, graduating in 1966. He then went on to serve our country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War era from 1966-1970.
Chuck married Karen Larson in 1967. Karen accompanied Chuck on his tour of duty as he served in Germany and England. When Chuck was off duty, they enjoyed traveling and exploring various parts of Germany, England, and Scotland. At the conclusion of Chuck’s service, he and Karen returned to the United States where they eventually made their home and raised their family in Amston, Connecticut.
After returning to the states, Chuck went to work for United Technologies in East Hartford, Connecticut, where he worked as an Instrumental Technician at the Research Center until his retirement. His hobbies included woodworking, reading, and volunteering at the local food bank. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hebron Interfaith Human Services, P.O. Box 634, Hebron, CT 06248. The Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester has been entrusted with care of arrangements.
Hebron Interfaith Human Services
P.O. Box 634, Hebron CT 06248