Fr. Charlie’s Funeral Service Information

Dear Family and Friends,
The passing of Fr. Charlie continues to make us sad, but the memories and stories have brought smiles. He is home now in heaven watching over us and still loves us all. We hope you had a chance to watch the beautiful Vigil services April 23rd and we hope to see many of you on June 5th as we continue to celebrate all Fr. Charlie gave during his life.
The live stream link to view the Funeral Mass beginning at 10:30 am requires a few steps.
1. Go to the Saint Catherine of Siena Cedar Grove website and look for a Live Stream link and click on it, OR click on this link: Siena on Fire – YouTube
2. The link is to YouTube “SienaOnFire” or search for the SienaOnFire site. You must “subscribe” or already be “subscribed”
3. Once on the SienaOnFire site, Videos available will show, click on the Video of Fr. Charlie’s Mass.
You may also view the videos that have been archived on SienaOnFire from April 23rd for The Reception of the Body and Viewing for Msgr. Gusmer and the Evening Prayer for the repose of Rev. Msgr. Charles Gusmer.
We have set up The Summit Grand Hotel with a special rate of $99 a night for Fr. Charlie’s funeral weekend. Please join us as many of the family will be staying there. The repast or luncheon after the internment/burial will also be at the Grand Summit Hotel. Following is the link for the hotel reservation or call them directly at 908-273-3000.
FUNERAL: Saturday, June 5, 2021
St. Catherine of Siena Church, Cedar Grove, NJ
Visitation – 9:30 am, closed casket
Mass – 10:30 am
Interment after the Funeral Mass at:
St. Teresa of Avilia Cemetery
136 Passaic Ave, Summit, NJ 07901
Shook’s Funeral Home, Cedar Grove website contains details of Fr. Charlie’s services including directions and map links. It also contains a beautiful obituary for Fr. Charlie. You may view it using this link: