God speed Uncle Charlie. You were a 'life mentor' to so many and we all will cherish those memories !!
I wanted to pass along condolences from the Salopek families formerly of West Mifflin. My parents, aunt/uncle, and I were very satisfied and appreciative customers of Charlie and Gala Jewelers. Charlie was the best. His salesmanship, customer loyalty, and friendliness was unmatched. My wife still proudly wears her engagement ring from Gala's and we both have wedding bands from there. My parents considered Charlie the best, and when I was ready to take the plunge into marriage, that was the only place I would have gone for rings. Charlie and Gala's brought joy and many happy memories to a lot of people. He was always professional, friendly, and caring. I am sure he will be handling some estate sale or setting a beautiful stone in heaven. We should all hope to have positively affected as many lives as Charlie. May he rest in peace, and may you find comfort in all the joy and beautiful memories he brought to others.
I have fond memories of Uncle Charlie from when I was I child and we went to Europe in the same tour group and also when I would volunteer at the Mount St. Macrina pilgrimage and he would give me advice on how to attract more customers at my booth. Your entire family is in my prayers.