Charles Edward Watzlavick
1951 - 2016
Altmeyer Funeral Home Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Dr
Virginia Beach, VA
Charles Edward Watzlavick

Chesapeake - CHESAPEAKE - Charles Edward Watzlavick, 64, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2016. He was born on July 4, 1951 in El Campo, TX by the late Steve John and Lydia Mae Watzlavick.

Charles was very patriotic. He served honorably in the US Navy for 24 years, starting as an enlisted service member and attaining the rank of CWO4. After serving his country, he dedicated 20 years to serving his community as a deputy for the Chesapeake Sheriff's Office.

In his freetime, Charles enjoyed volunteering by providing musical entertainment at senior centers which brightened the lives of many. He also was avidly involved with wood working and carpentry.

Left to cherish Charles' memory are his wonderful wife, Mary Elizabeth Watzlavick; his children, Rodney Watzlavick (Ashley), Stacy Caylor (Jonathon), and Brad Watzlavick (Austin); his grandchildren, Zane, Hadley, Karmen, Ashlynn, and Madison; and his siblings, Steve Watzlavick (Rhonda), Mary Jane Woody, and Doris Watzlavick.

A visitation will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd., Va Beach on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 2:00 PM followed by a procession to Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk.

The family would like to thank everyone for all the care and concern shown to Charles. The Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be expressed at

Published by The Virginian-Pilot on Apr. 9, 2016.
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Knew him well during our High School days. We were band members and yes he was a great guy. As usual we loose track of our teenage friends and sometimes have a hard time remembering. Charles stood out to me because he was a good friend, we just clicked.

My condolences and rest in peace my good friend.
Augustin Rojas (Sonny)
October 24, 2020
To Beth and Family,
What a shock! Last time I saw "Ski" was when I played his son's wedding in Oct 14 where he came up to the organ and talked with me a few minutes. I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet such a wonderful man who tried to share "the word" of God through his music. I remember him playing his guitar at Aldersgate for the dinner gatherings as he loved to entertain! I will always remember what he shared in a happy light!
God Bless You all and hope you find peace.

Nancy Redburn
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
April 11, 2016
On behalf of the USS Wasp Association we send our heart felt sympathies to Charles's extended family, fiends and former shipmates.

We are very grateful for his long service to our country and for his dedication to his family and community.

Bob Allan
Chairman - USS Wasp Assocaiton
Bob Allan
April 11, 2016
To the Watzlavick family, I had the honor of working with a man, a patriot, deputy, and a brother for many years at the Sheriff's office. I have wonderful memories working with Ski, and I shall cherish them for along time.

May you rest in peace in god's hands Ski. You will be missed my brother.
Jim Powell
April 10, 2016
Thank you for sharing your husband , father , father in-law and grandfather with me and the Chesapeake Sheriiff's Office for the lasts 20 years. It has been a pleasure and blessing to have known Charles . I will miss having that comfort in seeing him around work and at social events . Thank you for allowing me to visit him and let him know that I loved him and I always knew he had my back . May ski rest in peace . Captain : Wiiliam G James III
William James
April 9, 2016
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