The Life of Charles D Grapentine

CHARLES D. GRAPENTINE YOUNGSTOWN - A memorial celebration of life will be held for Charles D. Grapentine, 77, who passed away Monday evening at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center. Charles was born Aug. 14, 1939, in Youngstown, the son of Charles J. and Josephine M. (Toporcer) Grapentine, and was a lifelong area resident. He was a graduate of Austintown Fitch High School, class of 1957, and was a television repairman with Tony’s T.V. from mid 1950 until 1985. From 1985 until 1998, Charles worked on his own, repairing televisions.

He was a member of the Fitch High School class of 1957 Breakfast Club which meets at Denny’s in Austintown on the first Wednesday of every month. “Chuck” enjoyed roller-skating, working on electronics, and flea marketing. He was an avid collector of glassware, pocket watches, among other things. Chuck leaves two children, Mark (Frances) Grapentine of Roebling, N.J. and Eileen (John) Wolfe of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; seven grandchildren, Stacey, David, Erin, Victoria, Michael, Ashley, and Steven; as well as five great grandchildren, Owen, Tyler, Kieran, Ryan, and Hadley. Besides his parents, Chuck was preceded in death by one sister, Nancy Lerch. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio St., Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611, in Chuck’s name. Family and friends may visit to view this obituary and send condolences

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