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 McCaig, Charles G.
Born: 01/09/1943
Died: 10/03/2015
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McCaig, Charles G.

          McCaig, Charles G. age 72 of Byram Twp., died Saturday October 3, 2015 at his home following a long illness. He was born January 9, 1943 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Charles and Grace (Kleinknecht) McCaig. Charles has resided in the Forest Lakes section of Byram Twp. Since 1976.

          Mr. McCaig was a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University. He retired in 2005 from Chubb Corporation where he had worked for 15 years as the CIO of Information Technology. His greatest love was spending time with his family most especially his grandchildren who brought so much joy into his life.

          Pre deceased by his sisters Mary Margaret Manser and Claire McCaig as well as his brothers Daniel and Jimmy McCaig, survivors include his beloved wife of over 53 years Shirley (Holzlein); his beloved daughters Theresa and her husband Dennis Gede, Christine and her husband Jerry Ferraro, Deborah and son in law Joseph Maker. Also surviving are his cherished grandchildren Stephanie, Danielle and Annie Gede; Lexie and Casey Ferraro; and Joseph, Charles and Katie Maker as well as his beloved great granddaughter Isabella Grace Ferraro; his brother Joseph McCaig and his sisters Kathie Fallone and Grace Anthony.  

            Visitation will be held Friday October 9, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home 156 Main St (Rt. 206) Newton, NJ. Funeral services will begin from the funeral home Saturday October 10th at 9:00 AM followed by a 10:30 AM Funeral Mass at the Our Lady of the Lake RC Church Sparta, NJ. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org
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Chris, so sorry to hear this news. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time.
Kathy Merwin
Chris - I am so sorry for your loss. Many, many years ago, I met your dad in one of my training classes. I was a little intimidated of training him because of his position in the company, but he was so down to earth and easy to talk to. He made me feel at ease. I am sure you have a lot of stories like this you could share about him. He was a good man. Prayers and hugs to you and your family.
Terri Brady
I pray that Chuck's family be blessed with the courage and strength to get through this most difficult time.
Beth Connolly
So sorry for the loss of such a kind-hearted man who held the professional bar high for himself thru respect for other Chubb employees, making the co. a better place to work. RIP, Chuck. Thank you for being you. It was our pleasure to know & work with you.
Kris Gusciora
Sorry to hear of your loss. A man of high standards,worked with him at MBL.
Frieda J. Hester
My deepest condolences to Chuck's family. I worked for Chuck at MBL for many years and he was very easy to work with and set high standards for all of us. He will be missed by many. May Chuck rest in peace.
Ken Miller
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I only had the pleasure of meeting Chuck a few times, but his reputation of being honest, fair, and kind will live on. Take care. Kathleen Harvey
Kathleen Harvey
Christine, We are so sorry for your loss. We remember your father, such a wonderful man. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.
Phyllis & Al Mirabella
I worked or interacted with Chuck during my 6 years at MBL (1975-1981). He was a fine man, a good boss, always positive, with a warm and friendly personality. He was greatly loved at MBL, and I am sure those of us who had the pleasure of knowing him will always remember him kindly.
Marlene Bratach
My deepest condolences to the entire family. Chuck was a business and personal friend for more than 30+ years beginning at MBL and continuing through his entire tenure in SIM-NJ. My fondest memory of Chuck is the insightful Keynote Speech he gave at OMICRON's Annual Member Conference at Innisbrook in Tarpon Springs, Fla. He was a wonderful, loyal and caring man.
Jim Webber
Charles McCain was my boss at MBL and he was a wonderful and understanding boss to work for. You have my deepest condolences in the loss of your love one who will truly missed by many.
John F. Smith MBL
Good bye dear friend, you will be missed, you and all your family will always be in our prayers. Sal & Erma Ferraro
Sal and Erma Ferraro
Chuck McCaig was instrumental in allowing me to change careers at Chubb at a rather advanced point in my life. I will forever be grateful to him for that. I will always remember his leadership in IT as a time period when he made you proud to be part of that department. My condolences to Christine and the rest of the McCaig family on the loss of a wonderful man.
Claire Powers
My heart was saddened yesterday when I learned of the passing of Chuck McCaig. Chuck and I began our careers at Mutual Benefit Life about the same time, and we advanced through the corporate ranks at about the same speed until, expectedly, and certainly not surprisingly, he moved to the top spot in MBLā??s IT operation. We worked together for nearly 30 years preceding the demise of MBL; we grew closer each year as we commuted together, laughed together, confided in each other, and commiserated together. Certainly, Shirley, you remember our Dinners for Two outings as fondly as my wife and I do. Chuck and I often traveled together as we represented the company at meetings and conferences. How could we forget the 8 hours we once spent in a sweltering plane on the Newark airport tarmac? We even had the opportunity to roast each other at company functions. To this day he remains one of the favorite, most influential people in my life. My respect for him and his values has never wavered. I know that he is a great loss to his family. My heartfelt sorrow goes out to all from here in Kansas City; farewell, old friend.
George Phillips
Chris - I am so very sorry for your/your family's loss. Your Dad was a great man! You and your family are in my prayers. Debbie
Debbie Young Smith
One day, Chuck and I were standing in the lobby of the Mutual Benefit Life building when Frank Sullivan, Vice Chairman of the company, entered the building. Chuck turned to me and asked ā??Have you ever known someone about who you would say Iā??m really glad I met and got to know that person? Frank is one of those very special peopleā??. Chuck too was one of those very special people. I had the privilege of working with Chuck for 31 years at MBL and Chubb. He was my mentor and the most influential person in my life. I am truly blessed to have met and to have known him. Shirley, my heartfelt sorrow goes out to you and your family. I am truly sorry for your loss and am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Robert Lingeman
My deepest sympathy to Chuck's Family. Sadly, I learned about his transition when I randomly bumped into a former co-worker from MBL whom I haven't seen in over 20 years. Chuck was a "Good-Guy"; always consistent. When I think about my 15 years at MBL, Chuck is one of the people I remember. Praying your hearts are comforted by all of the wonderful memories. R.I.P Chuck...
Theresa Wright
I was an employee of Chubb in the I/T department from the time that 'Chuck' arrived until he left. I'll add that I wasn't a high-ranking person in the department - merely a senior programmer analyst. Chuck was one of the most unassuming, friendly, kind, nice people in the company and he always made time to speak to ANYBODY who wanted to have an audience with him. At the time, both he and I were smokers, so I have many fond memories of just shooting the breeze with him in the smoking room in Warren. I'm so sorry for your loss, and for the loss of Chuck in general.
Barbara Ponton
I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. May God almighty, father of tender mercies and all comfort continue to comfort you all (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4). How glad we are that God has promised to completely remove death, tears, mourning, outcry and pain (Revelation 21:4). Indeed we all eagerly anticipate the fulfillment of that promise. The Bible also provides assurance of a real hope of resurrection for our dead loved ones in the coming near future (John 5:25). May these promises from God bring you comfort. You can learn more about God's purposes for humans at www.jw.org
Zinne Suji
Dear Beth and all the McCaig's & Manser Families, We are so very sorry to hear about Charles passing. I wish we had known sooner because I only saw this note on Facebook and I do not always check it because I do not have time to do that. I will always remember all the McCaigs especially my very best friend Mary. We shared many family memories and I often visited their home in Bogota. I will have masses said for Charles and his family and will continue to remember all of you in my prayers. Our deepest sympathies to all the McCaigs & Mansers. May God watch over you and bless you. With love and affection to all, Nick and Florence Marcantonio
Florence & Nick Marcantonio
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