Charles "Chuck" St. Joseph, age 78, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018, at his home in Kempner. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am, Friday, June 1, 2018, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1001 Georgetown Road in Copperas Cove. A Memorial Vigil and Rosary will be held at 6:00 pm on Thursday at Scott's Funeral Home of Copperas Cove.
Chuck was born on January 26, 1940, to the late Charles and Anna Hoata St. Joseph in Watertown, NY. He graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Watertown. After high school, he joined the United States Air Force. While he was stationed in California, he met Lucy Healthcott. They fell in love quickly and married on January 14, 1962. Chuck served for four and a half years in the Air Force. He retired after 39 years with Civil Service in Point Mugu, CA. He worked with the space program and with other foreign countries as the program manager. After retiring, he worked seven years with Aspen Helicopter before moving to Texas in 2004. Chuck served as Chief Ranger for four years for the Order of Foresters while living in California. He was a little league coach and mentor for the city of Oxnard for many years. Chuck made a lifelong impact on many kids. He enjoyed being a grandfather & great-grandfather, working in his yard, working crossword puzzles, and watching sports on TV. He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church and very active in the Knights of Columbus.
Chuck is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lucy St. Joseph; daughter, Debbie Bush and husband, Brent; son, Kevin St. Joseph and wife, Lydia; four brothers, Tom, John, Mike and Steve St. Joseph; five sisters; Shirley Taylor, Mary Gracey, Sylvia Alders, Ann Gagnon, Madeline Kraemer; grandchildren, Ian and wife, Chelseyi, Jerry, Kyle, Tori, Alexa; one great grandson, Andrew; many nieces; nephews; close family and friends; and a special family friend, Lacriesha Wills.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Vincent's DePaul, in care of Holy Family Catholic Church.