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“Dearest Pauline and family, may the great sorrow you feel ease with time. Uncle Charlie resting and I hope that gives some consolation. With much...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Tricia Spencer - Johnstown, PA

“Dear Pauline,Sorry to hear about Charlie. May your wonderful memories bring you some comfort during this difficult time. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Stephanie Blank-Blandy - PA

“Pauline, thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Charlie was such a nice person. My condolences to all.Libby Bennett ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“Our deepest sympathy goes out to you for the loss of Charles, your true love and a wonderful friend to us. We truly will miss him.With our love...Read More »
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“Pauline and Family, so sorry for your loss. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Ruby Sheridan - Dover, DE

“My thoughts are with Charles Mutchka's family during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort....Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. May the wonderful memories of your loved one continue to provide a measure of...Read More »
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Charles 'Cuz' Mutchka, 85, of Delaware City, DE peacefully passed away on May 17, 2017 surrounded by his family. Charles was born in the coal mining town of Indiana, PA to the late Michael and Anastasia 'Stella' Mutchka and raised by his step-parents Peter and Katherine Barosky.

From 1952 to 1954 he honorably served in the Army as a medic and MP during the Korean War. His military awards and citations included the Korean Service Medal with Bronze Stars, United Nations Medal, National Defense Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, and Good Conduct Medal.

Upon his return home to Pennsylvania in 1954 he met the love of his life, Pauline Stretchko, to whom he was married for 59 years. Throughout his life he enjoyed building model airplanes, gardening, baseball, making homemade brandy, watching classic westerns, listening to polka music, traveling, telling jokes, and repeatedly watching Cash Cab reruns until he knew all the trivia answers (nearly convincing his wife that he was a genius and should be a contestant on Jeopardy). His various jobs included working in a coal mine, steel mill, and at a window company, but for the majority of his career he was employed as a machine operator for a chemical plant.

His Army experience was reflected in his tough exterior shell and attitude when necessary but behind that was a kindhearted, hardworking, devoted husband, father, grandfather, grandfather-in-law, and great grandfather who clearly loved his family more than anything. He will truly be missed!

Charles is survived by his wife Pauline, step-sister Anne Szymusiak, his daughter Lisa (Greg), son Jim (Lisa), grandson Matt (Rachel), his great-granddaughter Leah and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to send a special note of gratitude to all the nurses and patient techs at the Christiana Care Heart and Vascular Center Sections E and C. Their professionalism and compassion over these past few months were exceptional and our family sincerely appreciated their daily care and support.

A committal service will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, May 30 at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE 19701. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Delaware City Public Library, 250 5th & Bayard Street, Delaware City, DE 19706.