Charles Cruser Jr.

Obituary of Charles F. Cruser Jr.

Charles F. Cruser Jr.

July 17, 1945 – July 13, 2023


Charles F. “Charlie” Cruser Jr., 77, of Littleton, CO, formerly of Ewing Township, NJ, died on July 13, 2023, with his family by his side. Born in Trenton, NJ, Charlie graduated from Ewing High School and enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served aboard the USS Fiske in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Charlie joined the Ewing Police Department in 1967 and during his 28 years with the agency, Badge #39 was a traffic officer, a patrol sergeant, a recipient of the Kiwanis Police Officer of the Year Award and a president of Ewing PBA Local #111. Charlie retired as a sergeant in 1994 and was a proud member of American Legion Post 314 for many years before moving to Colorado in 2008.


A devoted only child raised by a single mother, Charlie took great pride in serving his country and his community. He loved pulling pranks and was always the life of the party. Charlie enjoyed Atlantic City and vacations with his family at Buehler’s Idlewild Inn, and he never shied away from a competitive game of Trivial Pursuit. He was well known among family and friends for his wit and sense of humor, and he brought a smile to all he met.  Above all, Charlie was a family man. Some of his best times were spent attending sporting events to watch his kids, and later his grandkids.


Son of the late Anna Mitchell Cruser, Charlie is survived by three children, daughter Casey and her husband, Drew DeBlasio, of Ewing, NJ, daughter Jaime Cruser of Powell, WY, and son Christopher Cruser and his wife, Amanda, of Littleton, CO; five grandchildren, Charlie DeBlasio, Colby, Libby and Flynn Cruser, and Tug Cadwallader; and a cousin, Barbara Ann Stout, of Pennington, NJ.


A private family service will be held at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, CO. A memorial service in Ewing, NJ, for family and friends will be planned for a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Charlie’s memory may be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306,

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