Orlando "Chuck" Acciai

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Orlando "Chuck" Acciai, 86, of Everett, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family May 26, 2014, after suffering from a brief illness. Chuck was born to Orlando Sr. and Marsilia (Gaggiole) Acciai of Scranton, Pa., August 30, 1927. At the young age of 16, Chuck joined the United States Navy and proudly served our country for 30 years. He served actively during WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. In 1951, Chuck married Jodean Pepin and together they had four daughters. Chuck was a longtime resident of Everett and worked a variety of jobs in addition to serving as the Chief Navy Recruiter for Everett and its surrounding areas. For years Chuck held a job with Weyerhaeuser, he was also a car salesman and was last employed with the Everett Herald for almost 30 years. Chuck enjoyed boating, fishing, gardening, Dove bars, theater, Italian opera and his beloved dogs. On March 23, 1984, Chuck married Judy Smith and together they lived happily until his recent passing. Chuck is preceded in death by both his parents, Orlando Sr. and Marsilia; by his first wife, Jodean; and daughter, Julia; by his brother, John; and by his beloved dogs, Ginger and Chief. Chuck is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Judy Acciai; by his daughters, Angela Potts (Randy), Rita Sutter (Karl), Diane Sairs and Teresa Aznoe (Alan); and by his son, Tim Foster (Val). He also leaves behind 12 grandchildren, six great- grandchildren, and his two canine companions, Ivan and Mac. Per Chuck's request, a private family gathering with Military Honors will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Chuck's family requests that donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation. Arrangements are being cared for under the direction of Evergreen Funeral Home, www.evergreen-fh.com, in Everett.
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Published in The Herald (Everett) from May 31 to June 4, 2014
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