From the Orchard to the Sea.....
Chuck began a long and fruitful life symbolically being born on an apricot and prune orchard in Mountain View on May 18th, 1925. The youngest of a hard working Croatian family who helped settle the area. His father Anton and mother Philomena, sister Eva, brothers George, Steve, and John worked the family orchard from the early 1900’s till it became Cuesta Park. Chuck was a proud graduate of Mountain View High School and San Jose State University. He served with honor in the Army Air Corps as a S/Sgt. in WWII. He then worked for FMC where he met Roberta, his wife of 55 years. He then went on to work at Lockheed until his retirement in 1991. An avid 49er fan he attended most games and made it to three of their Superbowl victories. He and Roberta also shared their love of cruising by visiting ports all over the world.
Chuck is survived by his beloved wife, his children Shawn, Bill, Jim and their wonderful families. Chuck lived his life quietly gallant and gently strong and in accordance with his wishes, services will be held privately. Any well wishes are welcomed by the family. Any donations in his name may be sent to the Parkinson’s Institute in Sunnyvale.
As he loved sailing the waters of the bay and under the Golden Gate, please join us in remembering him whenever you see a sail under the bridge.