Chuck Krutzler, a longtime resident of Windermere Downs, died unexpectedly on Oct. 1, 2021, at the age of 79. Chuck was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, on Feb. 19, 1942.
He married his college sweetheart, Susan Grace, on July 31, 1965. They moved to Florida, where they made their home together for 56 years and raised their family.
He is survived by his three children, Susan Jr. and her partner Scott, Mike and his wife Stephanie, Steve and his wife, Brittani. He had four grandchildren, Cole, Kinsey, Hugh and Gavin. He is also survived by his brother, Gene and his wife Ami, who reside in Pennsylvania.
Family was everything to Chuck! His grandchildren loved to do projects with him, build models, do science experiments and play games together as they enjoyed special bonds with him. He loved holidays, boating, fishing, backyard pool parties and cooking on the grill.
Chuck attended Penn State University and went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and his MBA from the University of Miami in 1968. He was hired by Martin Marietta in Orlando, which later became Lockheed Martin. He held the position of Finance Director when he retired in 2005.
Chuck was also an engineer and readily took on projects around the house no one else could ever do. Chuck had a passion for his boat, The Lionspaw, on which he and the family cruised to the Abaco Islands several times. He loved his neighborhood and enjoyed all water-related activities on the lake.
Just a few weeks before he died, he was out riding his bike with his daughter, Susan, and he commented to her, “I’ve really lived a charmed life!”
Chuck will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, at Woodlawn Memorial Funeral Home.