Charles M. Marschner, 80, died Nov. 14, 2009, at home following a battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Ruthann (Flanders) Marschner.

Mr. Marschner was born in the Bronx, N.Y., to Max and Lottie Marschner. He was a longtime resident of Brookfield.

Mr. Marschner worked in Manhattan at All Trades Employment Agency for 40 years.

He later enjoyed his work as a doorman in a high rise in the upper east side of Manhattan. He was popular with the residents there and was given a retirement party in the penthouse of the co-op four years ago following his 18 years of service.

Mr. Marschner loved the Mets, scouring the Daily News, spending time with his family and friends, fishing, feeding the birds at his home, working in the yard and trying his luck with Bingo lottery tickets.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Marschner is survived by five daughters, Cindy Cossuto, and her husband, Philip, of Bridgewater, Laurie Machen, of Neptune, N.J., Judy Russell, and her husband, Richard, of Friendswood, Texas, Laura Schulz, and her husband, Ron, of Sarasota, Fla., and Maxine Knepp, and her husband, Roger, of Acworth, Ga.; eight grandchildren, Vincent, Phil, Kenny, Melinda, Stephanie, Danielle, Emily and Christopher; a great-grandson; and his little buddy, Cassie. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sons, Stephen and Jeffrey Marschner; a sister-in-law, Susan F. Kroohs; and a nephew, Scott Kroohs.

Hull Funeral Service of Danbury was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.