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WATCHINSKI, Charles W. (age 86) entered into rest on October 9, 2010. Charles was born January 31, 1924, in Bloomington, Illinois to parents Walter and Bessie Watchinski. He entered the United States Marine Corps in June of 1943, served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II and received his honorable discharge in February of 1946. Charles married Mary Gwendolyn 'Gwen' Glomb in 1946, and together they raised their family. Charles worked as a retail clerk in the grocery business, beginning as a stock clerk, moving up to assistant manager and to manager. He worked many years for Albertsons in Palmdale before retiring in 1984. Charles enjoyed golfing, bowling, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Gwen; son, Rick (Jennifer) Watchinski of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; daughters, Kathy (Gary) Anderson of Spokane and Anita Hossele of Oregon; grandchildren, Robert, Anna, Phil, Susie, Nichole, Sarah, Bret, and Jessica; also 11 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m., Monday, October 18, 2010, at St. Andrews Abbey with interment to follow at the St. Andrews Abbey Cemetery in Valyermo, Calif. You may e-mail your condolences to Chapel of the Valley Mortuary, Palmdale Directors.

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