CANTONI, Charles L.
Oct. 6, 1925 - Jan. 2, 2014
Charlie was born in St. Louis, MO, to Joseph and Rosa Cantoni. He was the youngest of three children. He married Loretta Mueller in 1948 in St. Louis, MO, after serving in the United States Navy as a radioman in WWII. In 1959, he moved his wife and three daughters to Orangevale, CA, when he went to work for Aerojet General. After 30 years at Aerojet, he retired as Manager of Industrial Engineering. Charlie and Loretta enjoyed many years of traveling, and they especially enjoyed treating their rapidly growing family to a yearly vacation at La Selva Beach, CA. Charlie passed away at his home in Orangevale from complications of Parkinson's disease.
Charlie was predeceased by his son-in-law Christopher Bardet and leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Loretta, daughters Christine Pope (John), Linda Bardet and Carol Hays (Mike), ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, his 98-year-old sister, Louise Rivolta, of St. Louis, MO, and many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Peters and the staff at the VA for their excellent care of Charlie during his battle with Parkinson's. They are extremely grateful to the caregivers who took such good care of him over the last two years, especially Rosemary and her son, Amit, from Lady Rosemary Senior Care, who never left his side during the final months of his battle.
Friends and family are invited to attend the Rosary and Sung Requiem Mass, which will be held on Friday, January 10 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Stephen the First Martyr Parish, 5461 44th street, Sacramento, CA. Graveside services will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, and a reception will be held at St. Stephen's Parish Hall.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Jan. 8, 2014