Charlie peacefully passed away on March 3, 2019 in Yerington, Nevada. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Delores, and his son Kevin. He was predeceased by his son Mike in 2016.
Charlie graduated from Ventura High School and served on the SS Staten Island, in New Zealand and the Antarctic. He later returned to Carpinteria, as his father was the station master at the Carpinteria railroad station. Charlie became active in the community, and along with two others, started the Carpinteria Boys Club, where he mentored many of the young youth-members.
Charlie loved boating and was a true Ford man, owning a 1940, 1954, and his favorite, a 1956 pickup. Delores and Charlie raised and showed miniature horses for over 20 years. He retired as a ceramic tile contractor.
Shari, Peter, Dale, Bryan, Cheri and Summer Joy held a very special place in his heart and his life. He felt blessed to have them as part of his family.
Charlie is also survived by his brother, two sisters and several nieces, nephews and Liz Marks; and his grandchildren, Jeremy, Amanda, Kassandra, Jay, Preston and great-grandson Jaxxon.
A celebration of life will be held on May 11, 2019 at the Carpinteria Boys and Girls Club from 2 to 4 p.m.