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Charles T. Klelis

August 23, 2019


Charles T. "Chuck" Klelis, 71 of North Caldwell passed away peacefully at St. Barnabas Medical Center on August 23, 2019.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a visitation for Chuck at the Galante Funeral Home, 54 Roseland Ave. Caldwell on Wednesday August 28 from 4-8 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Notre Dame Church in North Caldwell on Thursday at 11 AM. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Born in Newark, Chuck was a longtime resident before moving to North Caldwell many years ago. A graduate of Barringer High School, Chuck continued his education at the Julliard School of Music in New York City, earning a master's degree. Chuck had a lifelong love and passion for music. He was a talented player of the double bass, piano, violin, and viola, among other instruments. Chuck worked with his passion every day as a music teacher at Arts High School in Newark, a position that he thoroughly enjoyed. A very well loved instructor, his former students kept in touch with him well after his retirement 11 years ago. Chuck also earned the prestigious honor of being a conductor for the Monmouth Symphony. Along with his love for music, Chuck cherished time spent tending to his garden; and was a longtime, faithful parishioner of Notre Dame Church.

The dear son of the late Edward and Amelia Klelis, Chuck leaves behind his loving sister Deb DeDominicis and her husband Nick; his niece Melissa Ghaffari and her husband Rahmin, nephew Nicholas DeDominicis III and his wife Christine. He was also the great-uncle of Isabelle DeDominicis, Aiden DeDominicis and Brayden Ghaffari, and is also survived by many loving cousins.

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August 28, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Galante Funeral Home
54 Roseland Ave.
Caldwell, NJ 07006

Funeral Mass
August 29, 2019

11:00 AM
Notre Dame Church
359 Central Avenue
North Caldwell, NJ 07006

August 29, 2019

Holy Cross Cemetery
340 Ridge Road
North Arlington, NJ 07031


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