Charles Jean Henri Poeck
1935 - 2020

Charles Jean Henri Poeck

1935 - 2020

Charles Jean Henri Poeck made his transition in his home in Pacifica, CA on November 4, 2020. He leaves behind his wife of 51 years, Mary, their two children, Katie and Tony and three grandchildren. He also leaves behind family from a previous marriage, Shirley Ann , Marie, Jenny and Carole as well as many grand and great grand children from Maryland, Indiana, and Kentucky. He was predeceased by two of his Indiana children, Betty and Henri.

Born June 11, 1935 in Gent, Belgium to Marie Ceuppens and Henri Poeck he spent his younger years growing up in Antherp, and Brussels, Belgium, experiencing the Nazi occupation of Belgium. Chiropractor, International Marketing Executive, Belgian Bistro, French Bakery & wine & cheese deli owner, wine and cheese connoisseur, gourmet chef, father, husband, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, cousin, friend, Charles was known as a "Gentle Giant," "Le Grande Belge," "Le Bon Vivante," Dad, Daddy-O, Granddaddy-O, Grandpa and Great Grandpa. Charles was a kind and gentle man who loved a good party, enjoyed good food and wine, and adored sharing his joy of life with family & friends. He was the ultimate host with impeccable European manners that drew people to him. He lived in Napa with his family for over 25 years before moving to Pacifica.

A celebration of life will be held online on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 11 am at the Napa Valley Center for Spiritual Living. The link for the service will be on their website ( approximately a week before the service. Please join us virtually from wherever you are. Donations in his honor can be made to the Napa Valley Center for Spiritual Living (, Music for Minors (, and Collabria Care ( The family is also asking for a submission of video or written memories to share (, and any photographs you may have.

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Published by Napa Valley Register on Dec. 26, 2020.
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Jack Long
December 28, 2020
Charles was a dear friend and colleague who was gifted with the spirit of graciousness, warmth, kindness and humor - and who expressed it with everyone he encountered. We shared a love of wine, food, family and hospitality. He was beloved by the entire staff and management at Clos Pegase winery where we worked for four years together. It was a sincere pleasure and privilege to have associated with Charles on a daily basis and he will be remembered fondly always by everyone who knew him.
Dave Pramuk
December 27, 2020
David Pramuk
December 26, 2020