Charles McGovern Iii
1937 - 2020
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McGovern III, Charles
Feb 13, 1937 - Jun 18, 2020
Charles McGovern, III (Chuck), passed away June 18, 2020, at the age of 83 after fighting a long illness. He is preceded in death by his parents, his oldest son, Charles IV and his sister, Fosie Stephenson. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Kristina (Tina) Poppa McGovern, his children, Melissa Prather, Jennifer Waelti, Robert and Matthew McGovern, 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, his sister, Mary Tucker, brothers, Michael and Joseph, and numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom will miss him dearly.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA, he grew up in a military family, traveling extensively in his formative years. He lived in Japan and Germany for many years as his father was a career soldier in the US Army. Charles also served in the Army. When his father retired in Dayton, Ohio, he followed suit, settling in the North Dayton area.
He was a successful builder and real estate developer. He built several subdivisions in Troy, OH and Vandalia, OH. He was well known for his negotiating skills and exuberant enthusiasm for life.
Chuck and Tina moved to Siesta Key in 1980 where they raised their son, Matthew. They built rental properties on Siesta Key where they ran McGovern Beachfront Vacation Rentals for 35 years.
Chuck lived a life of love and adventure which he always shared with others. He was a private pilot, scuba diver, and golfer. He loved and owned antique cars, planes, helicopters, and boats. His exuberant enthusiasm for life, gift of gab, good sense of humor and quick wit will be sorely missed.
Chuck will be laid to rest at Sarasota National Cemetery in a private family ceremony in late July. Condolences can be sent to

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Published in Herald Tribune from Jun. 25 to Jun. 28, 2020.
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July 1, 2020

I just want to say how sorry I am. I remember when Chuck stopped by the store to show me the new car he just bought you. He was so proud of himself. He could not want for you to see it. Chuck was always fun to work with. Looking for the family discount. On a serious note he was a wonderful person down to earth. My prayers are with you and your family.
Denise Garzone
June 28, 2020
I remember Chuck well from our days at Laurel Oak. He was a very nice and generous person. We had great discussions about my life in the military and his life growing up on military bases around the world. Chuck had a wonderful sense of humor and was always smiling. He will be missed by all who knew him. Sincerely, Bill and Dori Cahill
June 28, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to you, Tina, and your family. Chuck was a fun-loving guy who I would see in a golf cart in the late afternoon just enjoying a few holes of golf on his own. Always a smile! He endured a lot in the last few years. May he rest in peace now.Joy Busler
June 28, 2020
I only have the best memories of Chuck. He was the most wonderful character. My only regret was not initiating more contact with him.
Dale Lewis
June 24, 2020
To my dear sister, Tina,

Sending all my love to you and to all who knew and loved Chuck. He was loved by many!

I will miss my dear brother-in-law. He was such an integral part of our family and added such a unique perspective any time we had a discussion. Who will I argue with now?!

Having Chuck join our family changed all of our lives, and there are so many fun times to remember him by. Chuck's generosity, his enthusiasm for life, his caring and loving nature, and his joking and playful mannerisms, permanently left a mark on all of us.

I think everyone has a story to tell that includes him! One of my favorites is the brawl we got into at Annarinos! Chuck was the defender and was right by my side! Well now it's our turn to be by your side. Please know that anytime you need me, I'm here.
I love you sister.
Janine Poppa
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