Charles A. Drabek

Born: Wed., Jul. 10, 1935
Died: Sat., Oct. 4, 2014


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 07, 2014
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home

Prayer Service

7:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Tue., Oct. 07, 2014
Location: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Wed., Oct. 08, 2014
Location: Little Flower Catholic Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Oct. 08, 2014
Location: Little Flower Catholic Church

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Charles A. Drabek, age 79, passed away suddenly on Saturday October 4, 2014. Charles was born in Toledo on July 10, 1935, the son of Frank and Gertrude (Kutz) Drabek. He was a graduate of Macomber Vocational High School and was an Army veteran, having served in Germany. Chuck was an electrician by trade and for over 35 years worked for Toledo Edison.
    After retirement he had his own cabinet making business. Chuck was also the groundskeeper at the Msgr. Schmidt CYO Athletic Complex and adopted the fields as his own. He was a devout Catholic and was a longtime member of Little Flower Catholic Parish where he was very active in all the Men’s Club activities: fish frys, bingo and the feather parties. His greatest love was his family, and he cherished the time spent with his children and especially his grandchildren whom he adored.
   Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and soul mate, Barbara of 44 years, brothers Rollie, John, sisters Gerry, and Ginny. He is survived by his loving children Chuck (Kerri) Jr., Joe (Diane) and Steve (Julie) Drabek; adoring grandchildren Brandi (Kyle) Ostrander, Brittany (Joey) Ross, Ellen, Andrew, Alex and Brynn Drabek; brother Tom (Joyce) Drabek; sisters Martha Glesner and Dorothy Sieja and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, since everyone he met became a friend.  
    Family and friends may visit Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at the W. K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy., where Scripture services will be held at 7 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. in Little Flower Catholic Church, where visiting will begin at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. The family prefers tributes in Chuck’s memory be made to Ronald McDonald House.  

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Pat (Lewis) Young
   Posted Mon October 06, 2014
Dear Chuck & family,
My prayers and thoughts are with you over the loss of your father. May your many memories hold you up in the upcoming days.
I worked with you at SCC. Back in the day!
Deepest Sympathy,
Pat Young

Suzie Pinkham
   Posted Mon October 06, 2014
Chuck, Kerri, Alex and Brynn,
We are so very sorry to hear about your loss.
Our prayers will be with you during this difficult time.
The Pinkham Family

Greg Kisov
   Posted Mon October 06, 2014
Hello Chuck. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. May God be with you and your family during this time and bring you all peace.

Best regards,

Greg Kisov

Jack Hoeflinger
   Posted Mon October 06, 2014
Steve and Family:

I was saddened to learn of the passing of your father. I wish I could offer my condolences personally, but I am recovering from major surgery. However, I will pray for the repose of his soul and for your family.

Steve and I worked together at Toledo Catholic Cemeteries.

Jon & Denise Williams
   Posted Mon October 06, 2014
Steve and all family members please accept our condolences on your loss. Rest In Peace Charles.

Agnes Convery Gray, Steve Convery
   Posted Mon October 06, 2014
Steve and all family members,
We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Agnes Gray and Steve Convery

M. Earl ( Varino ) Vereoneau
   Posted Tue October 07, 2014
Charles was in my freshman and sophomore electrical classes and we kept, in 1954 in contact till we graduated, in 1954

Year Book has me Listed as Earl Varino

Sarah Riley
   Posted Wed October 08, 2014
Kerri and family,

I am sorry to hear of this sudden loss in your family. Please know that you will be in my thoughts in the coming days.

Rev. Stewart Lindsay, OSFS
   Posted Thu October 09, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss of your Father. It brought back many fond memories of my time working with Mom at the Oblate Provincial offices and her great love for Dad and you. They are together again. May they rest in peace.

Diane Shultz
   Posted Thu October 16, 2014
I found a laminated copy of this obituary in the cafeteria at Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville, NC and would like to get it back to its rightful owner. I know these reminders of our loved ones are very precious. If you know who it might belong to, please contact me back or send that person to the Veterans Office at Coastal Carolina Community College.

I am very sorry for your loss. Chuck seems like a great man and I mourn his passing with you.


Diane Shultz

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