Charles J. Malaquias Jr., 80, Port Orange, passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2012. A funeral mass will be held Friday, December 7, 2012, at 8:30 AM at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, 4675 South Clyde Morris Blvd, Port Orange. Visitation will be on Thursday, December 6, 2012, 4-7pm at the Funeral Home, with a prayer service starting at 6:30pm. Charlie was born in Provincetown, MA and helped the family by working on his father's commercial fishing boat. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the Air Force serving for 4 years. He attended radio school and later employed by UNIVAC as a computer technician. Driven by a passion for electronics, he founded and was CEO of Digital Marine Electronics Corporation in Acton, MA which produced navigational equipment for boats and airplanes. After he retired, he fulfilled his dream of moving his family to Port Orange, FL. He loved airplanes, anything electronic, reading, movies and spending time with his family. He was a beloved husband and father who will be missed dearly. Survivors include his wife of 40 years Diane; two daughters and sons-in-law, Claire and Yoshinori Ito of New York City, and Ann and Kendrick Kidd of Jacksonville, FL; one son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Ashley Malaquias of Marietta, GA; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Bill Murphy of Port Orange, FL; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald and Jean Malaquias of Plymouth, MA and Dr. Stephen and Carol Malaquias of Dennis, MA. He also leaves his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Russell and Lee Swan of Lowell, MA, Frank and Linda Beauchesne of Fountain Inn, SC, Gerard and Lucie Beauchesne of Austin, TX and Robert and Louann Beauchesne of Lowell, MA; one grandchild, Noah Kidd; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother-in-law of the late Penny Malaquias. In lieu of flowers, those who wish can make donations to the St. Vincent De Paul Society of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Port Orange or the Salvation Army in Daytona Beach. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Port Orange.