DRAGO “CHARLIE” HORVAT, age 55; beloved son of Joseph and Cecilia (nee Zelko); loving brother of Olga Trueman (husband Robert); devoted uncle of Brian Trueman (wife Laura), Kevin Trueman (wife Maria), Michael Trueman (wife Alexandra), Kelly Trueman and great-uncle of 7; dearest nephew of many aunts, uncles and cousins in Slovenia and Canada.
Charlie was born on June 15, 1963 in Winnipeg, Canada and passed away on July 28, 2018. He resided in Burton for the last ten years, and prior to that he had lived in Chesterland. In his youth Charlie attended St. Mary Collinwood Grade School, and graduated from Euclid High School in 1981. He enjoyed being outdoors, especially going to amusement parks and fishing. He also loved building model cars, listening to 60’s and 70’s music, and watching and supporting both the Cleveland Browns and Cavaliers. He was extremely friendly, social, and outgoing, which gave him the ability to strike up a conversation wherever he went. Charlie could make you laugh and put a smile on your face with his funny sense of humor, yet kind and generous soul, and for that he will be dearly missed.
Contributions may be made in Charlie’s memory to American Diabetes Association or to Metzenbaum Sheltered Industry.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Anselm Catholic Church Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 10 AM. Burial following at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Charlie at THE ZEVNIK-COSIC FUNERAL HOME 28890 CHARDON RD. (BETWEEN BISHOP RD AND RT. 91) WILLOUGHBY HILLS WEDNESDAY 4-8 PM.
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I took care if charlie at Burton for a lot of years He was my friend I will miss hi. And his wonderful family. God be with you in this time of loss
So sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you and your family.
Joe, Cecilia, Olga, and family,
So sorry for your loss. It was great to work with Charles and your wonderful family. Charles was very lucky to have your tireless support.
So sorry, he was a funny, kind man. I have a picture he painted for me. Will treasure it.
I will miss him dearly could hear his laugh from a distance! Loved taking him back and forth to his appointments also Will miss his made up stories that made us laugh! Will miss him and will mis his family! RIP Charlie hope you are going through your baseball cards!!
RIP Charlie you were a funny man loved your stories and loved your laugh! I will miss having you come to our office and drink your hot tea with one pink and talking to us and making us laugh!! I hope you are wearing your hat (Toronto hat with the mug) and also taking you to your appts!! No one will ever replace you buddy!! Prayers to your family Connie
It was a pleasure knowing Charlie. I will miss him. May his family and friends find comfort in their fond memories.
Drago hvala ti za vse lepe spomine, ki si jih preživel v domovini svojih staršev ter se z nami veselil a žal so bili kratki, redki ampak srečni.Hvala očetu in mami,sestri z družino, ki so ti stali ob strani ter ti lajšala bolečine.Naj ti bo lahka zemlja,POČIVAJ V MIRU Stric Štefan z družino iz Mačkovec
Oh my dear sweet Rocky one of my very favorites.May your family find peace in this most difficult time and may thry know you touched so many of our hearts. Love and prayers Jeanette
Drago ostal nama bo lep spomin. ko si prihajal k nama na obisk naju zabaval ,razveseljeval.A razdalja je bila velika,da bi večkrat doživela to veselje.Žal bila sva nemočna,da bi ti pomagala v tvojih bolečinah.Zato pa moliva za TE,da se bomo srečali v nebesih se veselili večnega življenja,še enkrat hvala TI za VESELJE, ki sva ga delila s tabo,POČIVAJ V MIRU.Jože,Cilika.Olga,z družino vam pa izrekava najino globoko in iskreno sožalje, Jani in Marija iz Prosečke vasi
Charles will be missed dearly by his friends at the workshop; he was always able to put a smile on our faces. Prayers to his family and friends at this time.
Ni nasmeha,ni bitja srca, sedaj si le angel Angel z neba.
Iskreno sozalje Ciliki,Jozetu in sestri Olgi z druzino. Ohranili te bomo v lepem spominu.
Jozica in Stanko Domainko iz Ropoce . Slovenija tvoj stari kraj kamor si rad hodil na obiske.
I was so sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. I enjoyed all the years I got to be his nurse at Metz. He was a funny guy and always had a story for us! Im sure he will be missed my many