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Charles “Chuckie” Zingale

Charles “Chuckie” Zingale age 54, beloved son of Charles “Charlie” (wife Susan) and Darlene Hochstetler (nee Johnson) (husband Robert deceased); dearest brother of Sherri Meador (husband Gary); devoted uncle of Courtney, Kylie and Cameron; dear nephew, cousin and friend of many. Chuckie was preceded in death by his K-9 companions Dutch and Cajun.

Chuckie was born in Cleveland on April 9, 1964 and passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on September 25, 2018. He was a resident of Willoughby for over 40 years.  Chuckie’s passion for adventure took him out West to Vail Colorado and down South to Naples Florida. He graduated from Willoughby South High School in 1982 and attended Ohio University. He was devoted to helping his father run their family restaurant. While painting houses, you may have found him listening to one of his favorite songs, Stairway to Heaven. Chuckie loved the simple things in life; especially nature. He could be found at any fishing spot, hiking some of the most beautiful trails and skiing down some insanely amazing mountains. He was a true tortured Browns fan as well. His family and friends meant the world to him. He was kind, loved his dogs and made everyone feel special. Chuckie’s gentle smile will forever stay with everyone that knew him. He will forever be missed.

Contributions may be made in memory of Chuckie to The Geauga Humane Society Rescue Village 15463 Chillicothe Rd, Novelty, OH 44072. Celebration of Life Service Tuesday October 2, 2018 at 8 PM at THE FUNERAL HOME. Private burial will take place at Knollwood Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Chuckie at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.) TUESDAY 4-8 PM.


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  1. Our heartfelt condolences to the family for your loss.
    May the God of comfort be with your family and provide strength to carry you through this difficult time. Thoughts of peace.

  2. Jim & Terri Hoelting

    We are so sad for the entire family. Truly a great loss for everyone. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you try to heal from this. Love you guys always…

  3. To the Zingale family – the sadness and shock has deeply touched all of us from Willoughby South. As a classmate and friend, Chuckie was always so jovial and positive. Sending our condolences to all of you in this incredibly difficult time. Know that Chuck was loved by everyone and that he will always be remembered by his infamous smile. The Bowersock/Welly Family~

  4. Rocco &Parma DeLuca

    Chuck and Suzy both Parma and I are deeply
    Saddened about the loss of your son are prays
    Go out to the both of you what a tragic loss for so
    Many people beside the both of you I did not know
    Him well but I new him to be a good person and kind. (God bless the both of you and your family)

  5. Our heartfelt condolences to you all. Know you are I our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Remember the fond memories and hold on to them forever.

  6. Aunt Linky , Uncle Chuck , Sherri and family , my heart aches for all you .Chuckie is one of the sweetest , kindest people I have ever known. Prayers up for God’s strength , grace , and mercy to see you through this most difficult time . I love you all .

  7. Chuck, sorry about Chuckie in the early stage of his life. I use to see him in Cleveland and Naples and he always was happy and a good natured guy. Seems to me the good go early to heaven and he is there today. You have my blessing and prayers. God bless you and Susan.

  8. RoseMarie Gannon and Matthew Gambatese

    Matthew Gambatese and Rosemarie off our sincere condolences to you and all of your family! Many prayers going out for all of you!

  9. RoseMarie Gannon and Matthew Gambatese

    Matthew Gambatese and Rosemarie offer our sincere condolences to you and all of your family! Many prayers going out for all of you!

  10. Matthew Gambatese and RoseMarie

    Matthew Gambatese and RoseMarie offer our sincere condolences to you and your family. Many prayers going out to all of you.

  11. Our Deepest Condolences from the Alesci family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God comfort you all through this most difficult time.

  12. John and Debbie Sternen
    Sorry to hear. Chuck was a great guy. I haven’t talked or seen him in years. But remember the great days in the grade school. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

  13. Words cannot express my Deepest sympathy to all of you. I am deeply saddened by this news.

  14. So terribly sorry and deepest condolences to the family.
    Chuck Sr , Linky and Sherri words can’t express .
    He was truly such a ray of sunshine and loved by so many and just the joy and laughter he brought to this world will never be forgotten. Deepest sympathy to all the exrended family and friends too, far too many to mention.
    We all considered him the dearest of friends.
    God Bless
    The Fazio family

  15. Julie (Greer) Ford

    I am so very sad by the loss of one of the very closest friends of my lifetime. My heart is overflowing for your loss Linky. Please remember that Chuckles Loved you ALL so very, very much! He would never ever want tears and pain as you remember his life!!! All of us who really knew him know that he would want only SMILES and Laughter… with stories of all of the Great times we’ve all shared while he was together with us. I will miss him dearly and often.

  16. May God hold Chuck and family in the palm of his hand.

  17. Linky, Mr Zingale and Sherry, So so many great memories of Chuck,Chaz, Charlie! He will always be dear tomy heart. Words can’t express how much I feel for your loss. You and your family and Chuck have always been so good to me. May God be with you all and find comfort that He’s in a much better place now. Loved him always! Kevin

  18. Allison & Joe Ussai

    My heart is breaking for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  19. John & Eileen Ranallo

    Deepest sympathy for your loss.

  20. Andrew Bleijendaal

    To the entire Zingale family;
    My name is Andy from Naples, Fl. This is very very unexpected news. Chuck was an unbelievable friend, he was always telling me stories of his family in Cleveland, he loved his family so much, many people here loved Chuck, he was a fixture on the beach, and was an excellent painter, news of my friends passing has left alot of people sad in Naples. I love you Chuck, and RIP buddy.

  21. Chuck did some work for me. Though I only saw and knew him for a few days, he impressed me as being very kind and gentle. I’m sure he will be remembered and missed. My sympathy..

  22. Chuck, my prayers with you and family you gave me my first and only chance in the bar business at Mistake, Heckle& Jeckl and Faces great memories hoping the best for you and family, most sincerely Tony Henderson

  23. Madeline Montello

    Dear Darlene, Chuck, Susie, Sherri and family and friends,

    We are so deeply saddened by your loss and ours too,
    Our prayers will always be with you.

    Madeline Montello and Lisa and Josette

  24. The Montello Montello

    Dear Darlene, Chuck, Susie, Sherri, family and friends,

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of Chucky, He was my brother Anthony’s best friend and our family truly loved him. We will continue to pray for all of you and ask The Holy Spirit to comfort you in this very painful time,

    We love you, Madge, Lisa, Josette Montello

  25. Heavy heart for the zingale family. Had many good times with chuck he will be missed. His infectious personality with live forever thru his friends and family. Love you chucker z

  26. eileen baur(borecky)

    Chuck and family, I cannot even imagine what you are going thru. I am so very,very sorry. Only time and friends and family will help you get thru this horrible loss. My prayers are with you.

  27. The other night I had a dream, Chuckie and Burger were hanging with me just like in the old days… good times. The next day I called Chuck to say hello and catch up, went straight to voicemail. Later that evening I googled and found this terrible news. RIP my friend, your memory is with me today and always. Xoxo

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