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 Maiorca, Charles K.
Born: 03/10/1944
Died: 10/15/2016
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Maiorca, Charles K.

            Maiorca, Charles K. of Dover, NJ passed away peacefully at home with his loving family at his side on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Born in Newark, he grew up and had lived most of his life in Newark and North Newark before moving to Dover five years ago.

            Son of the late Charles Angelo and Lena (Venezia) Maiorca.  Charles was a Cameraman in the Graphic Arts Industry and a successful business owner of Ad Photo and The Type Gallery in Newark for many years.   He also worked as a Bartender at Picolo Italia Restaurant in Orange, NJ as well as Pavinci’s in Hopatcong.  He enjoyed trips to Atlantic City and NYC, as well as a good meal with family and friends. He loved listening to music, specifically the oldies.  Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and family.

            Mr. Maiorca was pre deceased by his sister Sandra Albanese in 1998. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years Catherine F. (Williams), his daughters Corie A. and her husband James Koba, and Amy C. Maiorca. Also surviving are his cherished grandchildren Jack, Joseph, Jessica and Christopher Koba, Gianna and Amaya Rosario,  as well as son in law Carlos Rosario,  his sister Cheryl A. and her husband Lenny Caruso and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

              Memorial visitation will be held Tuesday morning October 25th, 2016 from 10:30 to 12:30 PM in the Smith-Taylor-Ruggiero Funeral Home One Baker Ave. (Rt46) Dover, immediately followed by a memorial funeral Mass at 1:00 PM in the Sacred Heart RC Church, Richards Ave. Dover, NJ. 
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My heart is heavy as I think of my Charles being called home to heaven...Charles is and was a man that could only give of himself in the most unselfish way...My children will always remember is love they received from him as the loving person he was. I was there for him while he was ill and did what I could to keep him as happy as possible. We could
Eileen Mc Kenna
I cannot explain the feeling I have seeing Charles' obituary in writing. I could share hundreds of memories, just off hand, but some of the most precious will always be: Getting our jammies on and heading to the drive in movies with Charles and Catherine. The very 1st Sunday dinner at Mrs. Maiorca's house and being amazed how BIG and delicious those meatballs were. Being dressed in the color "gold" from head to toe including "gold" underwear, tee shirt and socks which Catherine dyed in our washing machine to wear as their flower girl. Music, lots of music. Charles sang the entire trip from Newark to Wildwood. Finally passing my driving test and Charles purchasing me my 1st car. A 19something falcon. I thought it was the best car in the neighborhood and it drove all over the State of NJ. Seeing Barbra Streisand at MSG for Charles' 50th birthday celebration. Lucking out and obtaining those rare tickets was meant to be for me and Charles and Barbra. Laughing, lots of laughter!! Love, lots of love surrounded by family, friends, GOOD food (always) and MUSIC ALWAYS!
grace ruggiero
I could go on for hours talking about Charles,but we need to remember the good times..there are too many to mention...Charles was the Man of all Men...He gave his ALL..no matter how little or how big. He was a happy person, always singing. Sing your heart out in heaven my Dear Charles...R.I.P.
Eileen McKenna
Dearest Catherine, Corie & Amy. My friendship with Grace has brought me many blessings not the least of which is the second family of sisters and brothers in the Williams family. I will always remember Charles for his warm and welcoming outstretched arms waiting to give a hug on arrival to the many gatherings. I recall the days when Grace and I babysat for Corie and Amy and then spending time talking when you would return home. He was a true family man whom we loved. Rest in peace dearest Charles and bring our love home to Heaven with you. ???
Angela Del Russo
My deepest condolences and prayers to Catherine, Corie & Amy. Charles was a very special and unique man. I am grateful for my friendship with Grace for over 40 years which has included being part of her warm and large family. I remember babysitting the girls when they were so little and now they are grown with children of their own. Sleeping over Catherin and Charles' house with Gracie and always feeling so welcomed. Singing songs with Charles and just having a good time with him. I would always stop in at Ad Photo for a visit, too. He was a very special and loving man and will be missed. Rest in peace with the Lord, Charles.
Karen (Farese) McEvoy
My brother in law Charles was a great loving man. I loved him like one of NH brothers There are not too many of him left in this world. A true gentleman. He loved life his family,good music, singing, good food. Yo
Susan G. Belchior
My oldest and best friend, Charles Maiorca, passed away. In the early 50's, we met when my family moved into the Columbus Projects in Newark's 1st Ward. We had a fight over a girl we both liked. He won the fight and the girl. When his mother found out about the fight, she made him apologize. That was the beginning of a 60 year friendship and his family became my family. We reconnected several years and it was as though no time had passed. Charles...I will miss you old friend. Rest peacefully, Joe
Joseph Longo Sr.
Charles was such a huge part of Joe and my lives when we were young. He was in our bridal party and his family was so kind and supportive of us as a young married couple. I am saddened by his passing but so very grateful that I knew him. Peaceful rest, Charles. Love, Marie
Marie Longo Ortel
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