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Charles E. Contizano

CHARLES E. “CHUCK” CONTIZANO age 47, died peacefully at his home after a 7-year struggle with brain cancer; beloved husband for nearly 23 years of Sally (nee Biel); loving father of Opal and Charles John “C.J.”; cherished son of Charles G. and the late Kathleen (nee Poland); dearest brother of Laura Prater (husband Bob); caring uncle of David and Ella Fleischer and Max and Mina Biel; treasured son-in-law of John and Marilee Biel; dear brother-in-law of Susan Fleischer (husband Adam) and David Biel (wife Jennifer); dear nephew and cousin of many.

Chuck was a 19-year resident of Chesterland, formerly of Marysville. He graduated from Marysville High School, where he was an accomplished wrestler. He had the distinction of never being pinned by an opponent, and competed and placed at the State championships his Senior year. Chuck graduated from The Ohio State University, and worked as a Mechanical Engineer at BWXT for 15 years. He loved being with his wife Sally and his children Opal and C.J., and especially loved the tradition every Thanksgiving of making cranberry orange relish. Chuck enjoyed exercising and spending time outdoors with nature, and was a fan of 80s music, especially U2 and INXS. His family described him as a quiet man of few words, but with a great sense of humor. Chuck will be dearly missed.

Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Chuck at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.)  SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2017 from 12-4 PM.

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  1. Dear Sally, Opal and CJ,
    We are so very sorry for your lost. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sincerely, John, Kathleen, Seamus, Tim and Ryan Baden

  2. Jeanie & Gene Antonacci

    Our deepest sympathy to Sally, Opal, CJ and family. May your fondest memories of Chuck remain in your hearts forever.

  3. Thoughts and prayers with your family.

  4. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I’m so sorry! You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Bob, Ann, Zach, Emily and Madison Allegretti.

  5. So sorry he will be missed

  6. I am so sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. Many prayers to all of the family. I have often thought of Chuck since hearing of his brain cancer.

  7. Ula (Henry) Clark

    The last memory of him was in school as an undergrad. Very nice boy who was very respectful to all. My deepest condolences to the entire family. May he forever rest in peace and watch over his loved ones.

  8. I still remember you as a child growing up down the road from us. You will be missed by everyone , you were a great guy and lucky to have a good Mom Dad and Sister and a lovely family. Prayers are with you all. Danny Joe, Michelle, Danielle, and Patti and Danny Phipps

  9. Linds and Gale Trees

    My heart is so sad knowing that Chuck lost his battle …. he was such a strong young man. A good, good person. I’m so glad he had a wonderful family who loved him. Our prayers go to Sally and his children….. love, Linda and Gale Trees

  10. I like to send my condolences to the family of Chuck. He was one of my best friends, and fellow wrestlers growing up. I had the pleasure of helping coach him his senior year where he was able to place 4th in the state tournament. I have many great memories of Chuck through many years. I had tried to contact him over the years, but i know and understand he did not want to be contacted. I do understand as i know this was near during this bout of cancer. I would have loved to been able to re-live some memories. Chuck was a great person, and friend, im sure he was just as great of a husband, father and everything down the line. God was given a gift in his passing. I pray that you celebrate the life he lived and the love he gave. I will also pray for healing and support to everyone. Rest in peace my friend and brother.

  11. So sorry for your loss. you all are in our prayers. Ina Stroud & family

  12. Dear Sally, Opal, CJ and extended family.
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
    With sincerest sympathy… Kelly, Tatiana, and Adam Riedel

  13. Lori & Gary Kuchta

    Dear Sally, Opal & CJ,
    So sorry that Chuck lost his fight with cancer–but boy did he put up a good fight– I have so much respect for him- he was a great person. Our prayers are going out to the family. He was blessed with you Sally- and two wonderful kids!-love the Kuchta Family.

  14. Karen Hilderbrand

    Adam and Susan, I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you both and your entire family.

  15. Laureen, Brett, Bryce and Shea Hofstrom

    Sally, CJ and Opal, We are deeply saddened by the news of Chuck’s passing. Our heart felt condolences to you and your family.

  16. Dear Sally, Opal, and CJ,
    You are all in our thoughts. We are sending prayers for peace and strength your way. We know you have a powerful angel looking out for you, and the West G community is here for you, too.
    Love, The Speyer Family

  17. Dearest Sally and family. You are in our prayers to give you strength to carry on Chuck’s love of his family. Love the Luciano family (Dave, Chris, Nicole and Giovanni)

  18. Our thoughts go out to Sally, Opal, CJ and the family. Wishing you strength and peace. (HUGS) – Jacki, Dale and Jackson Howard

  19. I am very saddened to hear of Chuck losing his battle with cancer. I am a coworker of his at BWXT, and I have worked with him for the last 6 years. His cubical was not far from mine so we sometimes chatted at work. Although I did not have a chance to get to know Chuck very well, I can tell you that he was always a super nice guy to talk to–very friendly and with a good sense of humor. Chuck was always helpful to me and others in the office, and was a knowledgeable engineer. He will be greatly missed.
    I offer my heart felt thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

  20. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We are so sorry. We will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Monica, Joe & Gabby Ramirez

  21. Prayers and Blessings to Sally, Opal, and CJ., and to the families. My sincerest condolences and may all the beautiful memories of Chuck carry you through this very sad time. He will be missed, and his memory is eternal.
    Love to all
    Anita Antonacci

  22. Ruth Contizano Fink

    Sally, Charlie, Laura and families: So sorry for your loss and we will miss seeing him at the Contizano reunions. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Love Ruth and family of Ross Contizano.

  23. Sally, Opal and CJ,

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. May all the memories of Chuck be a reminder of his love for all of you and may all the smiles, joy , laughter and tears you shared help ease your heavy hearts.
    Love and prayers,
    Bill, Laurie and Emma Roth

  24. Dear Sally, Opal and CJ, We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and sending prayers at this difficult time. Love, The Mitri Family (Robert, Terri, Domenic, Claire, Jordan and Michayla)

  25. Cheryl & Paul Hopkins

    Sally, Opal, and CJ,
    We are so saddened to hear this news about your loving husband and dad. We are lifting you up in prayers as you go through this very difficult time. May our Lord and Savior continue to give you strength and may the memories of Chuck keep you close until you meet again.

  26. My heart broke hearing the news of Chuck’s cancer but I am not surprised at all by the strength and determination displayed during his long battle. I was blessed to have had Chuck in my life growing up and will hold my special memories dear. While relieved that he is now at peace, I realize the loss is deep. So thankful he was able to be at home with his loving family by his side. I’m holding you all in my heart. Chuck will never be forgotten. With love + light, Carrie (Hoopes) Cieliczka

  27. Barb and Gar Corkran

    Dear Sally, Opal, and CJ. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and know that you are in our thought and prayers. What a kind and generous man Chuck was! Of course we especially remember his countless hours of helping with anything that was asked of him during all the years volunteering for Woofstock. We have fond memories of those years. May God bless your family at this time.

  28. Donna,Gary Platek and family

    Dear Sally, Opal and C.J., We are so sorry for your loss!! Our prayers and thoughts are with you!

  29. Dear Sally, Opal and CJ,

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincere condolences during this difficult time.


    Marina, Milan, Ryan and Hanna ❤

  30. Bill& Kathleen Rodgers

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest prayers are with your family during this very difficult time.

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