Charles “Charlie” Steinwand

April 10, 1947 - June 5, 2024
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Charles (Charlie) Steinwand, 77, died suddenly on June 5th, 2024, at his longtime home in Massapequa Park, NY. He was born on April 10th, 1947, in Queens, New York, a son of the late Anne (Cirigliano) and Charles Steinwand. Charlie was a hard worker in the tool and die industry, getting his first job byContinue Reading

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John Peter Jorgensen left a message on July 12, 2024:
I was shocked and saddened by Charlie’s untimely passing. He and I had just recently started catching up on each others lives and reminiscing on our common pasts and the many hilarious episodes in our lives. Like his good friend Karen Kennedy [Cole] wrote, he introduced her and as well as me, to the Allman Brothers, Elton John, Cream Clapton and more. Charlie had the best and always the latest state of the art stereo system. He also joined me on several of the fights that I took while I was building time for my advanced pilot ratings. One memorable and delightful flight was flying over the south shore beaches and the Massapequas as his close friend Karen Kennedy [Cole] who came along with us mentions in her condolence. One flight Charlie took with me went down to Baltimore from Republic Airport. He was a avid photographer and took many photos going down the Hudson River. One photo he especially liked very much was the one of the Statue of Liberty. He wanted to get a good photo and asked if I could fly closer. Indeed I did and I even circled it. That photo - Charlie surely would like to share for all - is attached here in this message as it was taken by Charlie and he considered it one of his favorite photos that he himself had the opportunity to take from the air flying over and going around the Statue of Liberty! My last letter to him was delivered to his mailbox the day after he passed – I’m not sure how I can get that letter to him now for him to read; but I’m hopeful that it could possibly go by airmail now (?) One other thing I must include is that Charlie had an uncanny knack for doing was taking a situation, a happening, or event of some sort and turning it into a short and very catchy descriptive and memorable short phrase. I told him that in my 30 plus years in federal service that some of his phrases that I used in meetings or when surprises or unexpected things would occur I would use his tag for it and many of those phrases caught on and I was hear them repeated! So I can say that there are some “Charlie-isms” that have made it into federal service vernacular! He was proud to hear that! And I’ll have much more to tell him when we meet again,…
Karen Kennedy Cole left a message on June 23, 2024:
As I sit on my patio listening to Sweet Melissa by the Allman Brothers , I am reminded of my friend Charlie who introduced me to their music when I was 17 and which I have continued to listen to since. Eric Clapton , Cream, Queen, Elton John, all southern rock, amazing musicians and amazing listening conditions in Charlie’s house. We were great friends spending Friday nights together for many years. Listening to music, starting up his yellow Dodge charger and heading for a cup of “Joe” or a ride to the beach or a ride to the city to listen to speakers at high end stereo stores He used to drive my friends and I to the beach on the weekends for the price of the toll. If he was feeling generous, he would let me drive that yellow Charger on Ocean Parkway at a very high rate of speed. What a thrill! We would go to the drive in movies with a few of my friends who would hide in the hatchback to avoid paying for more than 2 people. One afternoon we took a plane ride over Massapequa and the ocean with his friend on the block,Johnny. He visited me in college and attended my wedding. We rode our bikes a few times through the preserve in the 80s with my sons on the back of the bikes. We saw Elton John at the coliseum. When I saw him a few years ago while walking my grandchildren in the neighborhood, he said he still had the ticket stubs. We paid 17.00 for the tickets. Lives go in different directions but we reconnected a few times over the years. In retrospect, much less often than we should have. He helped us set up the stereo system in our new home 30 years ago and I introduced him my the grandchildren.who live around the block on Second Ave. I thought of him frequently and wondered who would look after him as he aged. I always looked for him when I passed the house and was always thrilled when we connected. I will miss him but he will live on in my memories. May he rest in peace. I will miss you old friend 😘
TONY, DIANE & DANA PEPE left a message on June 20, 2024:
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