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AGE: 80 • Edison
Charles departed this life peacefully at home on August 2, 2014. Chuck was born 80 years ago in Mount Carmel, Illinois. He leaves his loving and devoted wife, Marion, his two daughters, Teri Ross of Yorkville, Illinois and Dawn Ross (husband, Anthony), his son, Christopher LaFaso (wife, Marie Estelle) and his treasured grandchildren, Amy, Francesca, Alanna, Nicholas, Gregory and Matthew, plus three great grandchildren.
Chuck is survived by two brothers, Victor McClain (wife, Margaret) of St. Francisville, Illinois and James Byrd (wife, Joan) of Cass City, Michigan. He was predeceased his parents, Edna and Charles and his stepmother, Helen, also by two sisters, Christine Byrd, Karen Barrett, a brother, Kent Byrd, and a niece, Marian McClain.
Chuck was the General Foreman of Engineering Maintenance for Delta Airlines in the New York area for 36 years before retiring in 1989. He was an Army veteran, world traveler, avid golfer and member of the American Legion T. Nulty Post 471 in Iselin, NJ.
Cremation will be private with his final resting place at the Brigadier General William Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ. For further information, please contact the Mitruska Funeral Home, 531 New Brunswick Avenue, Fords, NJ. (732) 8261712. A celebration of Chuck's life will be held at a date to be announced. Love your family and treat them with loving care. For you will surely know their value when you see their empty chair.
Mitruska Funeral Home
531 New Brunswick Ave. Fords, NJ 08863
Published in Home News Tribune on Aug. 3, 2014