Family, Friends Remember Deputy DPW Director

Family described Dziedzic as a kind, generous man who died doing what he loved.

Family and friends of gathered at   in Madison Monday to remember the deputy director of the .

Dziedzic, 59, died on Monday, April 23 while returning home from a cross-country motorcycle trip. According to his brother-in-law, David Price, this was Dziedzic's 11th trip.

At the funeral service Monday morning, Price eulogized Dziedzic as "a man you could trust, a man you could rely on, a man of pride ... [and] one of the most unselfish people you've ever met."

Rev. J. Antonio Gaviria's homily described the love that filled Dziedzic's life: his marriage of over 37 years with his wife Linda; his two daughteres, Shelley and Amy; and his grandson, Domenick Charles Marchetti; and his brother, Tony Dziedzic. 

"He never said 'no' to anyone who needed his help," Gaviria said. "He used his skills in service of others, a sort of rent-a-husband. He was generous with his time and energy, and he, in return, was well loved."

Price described how Dziedzic would take his Harley Davidson out for long rides every Sunday. His love of motorcycles, Price said, was evident from the moment he came to pick Linda up for a date in biker boots and a leather jacket.

"I thought, 'Great, my sister's dating Fonzie from Happy Days,'" Price said.

Following the memorial Mass, attendees were escorted by police down Main Street to Chatham Borough. They drove past the DPW yard, the and the before heading for a reception in East Hanover.

Dziedzic's remains were cremated.

surf chick May 01, 2012 at 08:49 AM
What an amazing tribute to a wonderful man......I'm grateful to have grown up in the Borough and I see that things really haven't changed all that much when it comes to caring for our own. God bless Charlie, his family (blood and work) and friends.


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