Charles J. "Chuck" Pieri

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A native of Houston, Texas and a resident of Gonzales, he passed away on Monday, November 19, 2012. He was 74 years old, formerly worked at NASA and retired from Unisys. He was also a veteran of the United States Army and a Vietnam veteran. Visiting will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Prairieville, from 9:30am until religious service at 11:00, Saturday, November 24, 2012. Funeral service will be conducted by Father Eric Guyan. He is survived by his wife, Linda Finch Pieri of Denham Springs; daughters, Wendy Jorgensen of Gonzales, Tracey Chachere & husband, Greg of Prairieville, Lauri Jorgensen of Baton Rouge, Sharon Mork & husband, Al of Houston, Texas, Shelly Manning & husband, Paul of West Palm Beach, Florida; sons, Christopher Pieri of North Carolina, and Clint Kinchen & wife, Kallie of Japan; grandchildren, Mindy, George, Jake, Jamie, Jana, Jacy, Morgan, Andres, Zac, Jessie, Krista, Chayne, Michael, Andy, Shalyn, Blake, Courtney, Katie, Mollie and Oliver; great-grandchildren, Kaylen, Julian, Gianna, Braydon, Caydence, Lillianne, Paris and Sebastian; brothers, Francis Pieri, Jr., Mickey Pieri and Tommy Pieri, all of Houston. He was preceded in death by his late wife, Margaret Ann Pieri, parents, Francis and Margaret Pieri, Sr.; and brothers, J.L. and Paul Pieri. A 12 year Army veteran, Chuck served in the Vietnam War and traveled the world extensively during his service. He was employed as a computer technician at NASA for Apollo 9-17, and was proud to have been a part of the space program. He loved his large family and his pets above all else, and he will be dearly missed by them all. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the – Capital Area, www.capitalareaheartwalk.org, 2644 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Suite 108, Baton Rouge, LA 70816. Arrangements by Church Funeral Services & Crematory, St. Amant 225-644-9683, www.churchfuneralservices.com.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Nov. 21 to Nov. 23, 2012
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