I only recently learned of Chuck's passing, upon my return to Portland after being away for several years. My sincerest condolences to Mary Lou and the rest of the family, and Chuck's many friends.
About two weeks after I moved into my newly-purchased house across the street from Chuck and Mary Lou in 1998, I found that I had a flat tire on my truck. Chuck was outside and noticed my dilemma. He immediately came over and offered to change my tire. Then he gave me the name of a local tire business to get my tire fixed, said to let them know he had sent me, and told me they would take good care of me. And they did!
4 ½ years ago when I was getting ready to rent out my house so I could move to Minnesota to help care for my elderly mother, Chuck, without any fanfare, slipped me his business card and told me to call him anytime if I needed help with anything at my house. I kept his card on my refrigerator, because I knew I could count on him to follow through if I ever needed to call him for help.
Since i moved back into my home a couple of weeks ago, I really miss seeing and talking with Chuck. His absence leaves a big gap in the neighborhood. He was such a delight to be around. He obviously loved and was so proud of all of his children, and wanted the best for his family, friends, and neighbors. I will always remember his kindness and joy for life. Rest in peace, dear neighbor.
Just heard of Chucks passing. My condolences to his family and especially Mary Lou. Always enjoyed meeting with my Paesan at the Union conventions. Always brightened the day.
I will miss you dearly! I'm glad I saw you before you passed...just wish I would've visited more often. You were a great husband, father, grandfather & great-grandfather. Your legacy & memories will live in all of us!...until we meet again!
Dad i will miss you love you!
The greatest legacy your dad has left you with is clearly that of love, seen in the beautiful tribute written in his memory and in your acts of devotion that I so recently witnessed. Truly you are the wonderful family of an unforgettable man.
Marylou and family, Your Chuck was always a gentleman with the ladies from the flight kitchen. He had invited my husband and I to come to the DUNES and regretfully, we did not take the time. We are in Mx. for a few mo. So sorry we have missed the service. Chuck will be a special angel in gods house. We will swap stories one more time. Suzanne (Silver)maiden Carroll and Husband Mike Carroll
I consider myself fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Chuck at United Airlines during the last few years of his 38+ tenure with United. He was a Lead Mechanic then and I consider him a mentor and friend. I recall working in Japan and in New York and flight crews would ask how the 'Italian Mechanic from PDX was doing' showing he had many friends around the world. Chuck and I were both into baseball and coaching teams and had many long discussions on setting up practices to help kids improve their skills. He was active in the Mainliner Club at PDX where we worked side by side setting up many events. A great aircraft, building maintenance, and ground equipment mechanic. Active in the IAM as a shop steward and committeeperson. A wonderful person as is his wife Mary Lou, and their family as well. We will meet again someday my friend, and I look forward to talking with you then.
Chuck was such a central core presence in our family's daily lives. He celebrated each and every one of us; each and every time we came into contact with him. I was blessed to have Chuck in my life.
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU
Paul & family, I so much enjoyed Chuck over the years, and am grateful for the wonderful visit we had at Thanksgiving. Love to all of you, Debbie Anderson
Paul and family members. I have many memories of your father and will be missed like my own. I am blessed to have spent time with your dad and have great memories. Mike Anderson
Sorry to hear about chucks passing. I worded for Northwest Airlines and met chuck at our union meeting. being new to the IAM my goal was to learn about the rules and benifits of the IAM. United was the biggest membership and seemed to have most control. Chuck was winding down his life in retirement, but was the easyest to talk to about the rules etc. I like that he was Italian blood and very friendly. Will alway remember chuck as a good man and Italian energy. RIP
Bob Barnett friend
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad; sounds like he was an amazing person. I pray that you and your family can find peace doing this time and share some wonderful memories.
Paul & Family,
I hope you find peace in knowing how many lives your father touched. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Paul & Family,
Your father sounds like a remarkable man and may you find peace in knowing how many lives he touched. Thinking of you in this difficult time.
Paul and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Bless you and your family and have strength through this time of your life. Take care Carolyn Nadeau
Paul & Family
I was very sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Your family are in my prayers.
Paul, you and your family are in my thoughts. Danna
I am very sorry for the loss of your father.I pray that God brings you and your family peace and comfort through this very difficult time.
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." Matthew 5:4
From humble beginnings Chuck achieved greatness sharing his heritage and old country ways with his family and many friendships.
Bravo Italia and a life well lived!
Chuck was like a second dad when I was growing up on Ainsworth. I believe I spent as much time with his family as my own. His special laugh and many stories will be missed. However another angel enters heaven to keep the party going. My thoughts and prayers are with all his family. Many blessings
I worked with Chuck for many years at United,and we were close friends as well. He was an exceptional person with a wonderful family, and will be sorely missed!!
I was privleded to know chuck, when I worked at PDX, for the POP.in the early 80's
He had many friends at the airport that enjoyed chucks storys and his great laugh.
a ledgend in his time !