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Charles “Pito” Rios

CHARLES “PITO” RIOS age 32, loving father of Michael R. Hutchason; cherished son of Becky Parsons and the late Joseph Rios; dearest brother of Joshua Smith, Justin Otey, Brianna Parsons (Jarrod), Shannon Parsons, Jacqueline Santos, Danielle Santos, Christine Artino, Erica Wilmont (Skip), and Jennifer Parsons; beloved grandson of Charles and Christine Wiegand and Cilia Barbosa, treasured cousin of Nick Gardner (Angela) and Holly Gardner (Jason); dear nephew of Peggy Conroy (Steve, deceased); fond godson of Patti Putzbach; nephew, cousin, uncle, and friend of many more.

Pito was born in Cleveland on December 11, 1986 and passed away on March 30, 2019. He grew up in Euclid, Willoughby, and Columbus, and later moved to Brunswick. Pito graduated from Willoughby South High School in 2005. He previously worked as a cook at Trader Jack’s Riverside Grille in Eastlake, and was currently a mason at Building Revitalizers. Pito enjoyed spending time with his son Michael and his family and friends, and was an avid baseball fan, especially the Indians. He loved to write rhymes and raps, and was a gamer at heart. Described as a “people person,” Pito knew everyone’s name and loved to say hi to them all. He had such a big heart, and would do anything for anyone, and he will be dearly missed.

Celebration of Life Service Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 1-3 PM, with service at 3 PM at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91). After the service, the family invites everyone to Trader Jack’s at 35901 Lake Shore Blvd. in Eastlake to continue the celebration of Pito’s life.

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  1. Dearest Pito .. you will be forever missed and your spirit lives on thru Michael .. watch over him and touch his soul with your goodness always… Soar high

  2. Patricia Gardner

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. It is never easy to loose a loved one but especially when they are so young. Hugs.

  3. Oh my dearest friend Charles. I will miss your hugs and smiles forever. It was a great joy to meet you and become friends. I truly enjoyed getting to know you. Rest in peace

  4. We love you Charles you and your family. Are in are thoughts are prayers are never forgotten…Fly high my friend..Rest in Peace…

  5. Pito, I’ll never forget your smile, and your infectious laugh. You were ALWAYS so friendly to everyone, no matter the circumstances. We were all so lucky to have crossed paths with you.

  6. Charles- You were a part of my life for just a short time, but what times we shared will never be forgotten. Rest easy my friend.

  7. I have such a heartache for all the family Pito left behind. This is such a tragedy and deeply sorry for their loss. He was personable, kind person with a great smile. I remember how he always would hug and kiss Brianna and Shannon when they were little. They hated when Pito left for school but, were so happy when he walked in the door. You were a good person who left this world too early. And I’m sorry.

  8. Debi Pestotnik

    Becky and Family-Love and Prayers in this most DIFFICULT time!

  9. Brad Patterson

    Becky I am praying for you and your family during this extremely challenging time. My condolences to you all.

  10. Charles will continue to be a reminder to me that life is truly day by day. He always gave me a reason to be grateful and a reminder to be be kind.
    And a hug!
    I will miss my friend.

  11. Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family

  12. Shelley Cvitic

    Charles, I will really miss your awesome warm hugs and smiling, great sense of humor. You were always there for anyone who needed you and I will so miss Samosky’s without you there, lots of laughs there. I know you are flying high with your Angel’s but you will be missed my friend. God bless. My prayers and condolences are with your family in this great time of need.

  13. Pito it was a great joy getting to know u and calling u a friend you will be truly missed rest in peace my friend

  14. Rosie Roman, (Wela Nana)

    I’m So Terribly Sorry for the loss of this young man. So tragic. He leaves many Loved Ones and friends. My Sincere Sympathies!

  15. The best friend anyone could ever ask for, my child hood was richer because of Pito and he will never be forgotten.

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