Charles O. Theisen

THEISEN-Charles (Opa) of Center Moriches, NY, passed away on May 25, 2015. Opa was born the first of two children in New York, NY, the son of the late Leon and Mabel Theisen. Graduating from Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx in 1943, he went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1951. A World War II Army veteran, Opa earned two Bronze Star Medals for outstanding courage and bravery; his actions saved the lives of many in his battalion. After serving, Opa worked as a mechanical engineer - he was a skilled woodworking enthusiast, handyman, and artist. Opa enjoyed boating and the beach, the NY Yankees (most of the time), and had a soft spot for cats. He was a proud and dedicated grandfather, much loved by his children, grandchildren, and all those that knew him. Opa is survived by his wife of almost 69 years, Ann Theisen (Omi, nee Freilinger). He will be greatly missed by his three children (his daughter, Lorraine McLeod of Gardnerville, Nevada, his son, Charles Theisen and his wife Carol of East Moriches, NY, and his son, Kenneth Theisen and his wife Myra of Raleigh, North Carolina), six grandchildren (Cheyenne Dryer, Jessica and Charles Theisen, and Brian, Mark and Thomas Theisen), and one great-grandchild