Mr. E. Charles (Chuck) DeTraglia age 92, of Utica, passed away on Friday November 28, 2014 at St. Luke's HospitalCenter with his loving family by his side.
He was born in Utica on February 3, 1922 a son of the late Pasquale and Giovianna Colacicco DeTraglia and was educated in local schools. He proudly served our country during WW11 in the US Army Air Core stationed in the Tinian, MariannaIslands.
On September 4, 1947 he was married to Florence (Floss) Lemmerman in Tupper Lake, NY a blessed union of 63 years, until her passing on May 31, 2010.
A master craftsman by trade, Chuck was a self employed private contractor for several years. He was also employed as the Clerk of the Works with the Stetson-Dale Architect Co. and also served as an inspector in the City of Utica Codes Dept. He retired several years ago.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law Charles E. (Chuck) and Carol Ann DeTraglia of Utica and Dr. Michael and Natalie DeTraglia of Pittsford, NY; one daughter, Oneida County Clerk, Sandra J. DePerno of New Hartford; his beloved grandchildren Rachel A. DePerno-Gage and husband Ronald and Lawrence C. DePerno and wife Kristen, Megan E., Jeanette N. and Patrick M. DeTraglia and several great-grandchildren; one sister Florence A. DeTraglia of Utica and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his infant son John Joesph DeTraglia, a special great-grandson Michael John (Mikey) DePerno, his son-in-law Lawrence V. DePerno, five sisters, Lena Capecelatro, Cora Stormes, Mary DeTraglia, Ida Kurgan and Rose DeTraglia, and two brothers, Louis DeTraglia and infant Emanuel DeTraglia.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 2:30 pm in St. Anthony & St. Agnes Church, Utica, with full Military Honors. The family will greet visitors at the conclusion of mass in church.
There will be no public visitation.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's ResearchHospital, in his memory. Envelopes will be available at church.
The family extends a special Thank You to Chuck's loving caregivers of the 6th floor staff at St. Luke's Hospital whom he referred to as "Charlie's Angels", especially Bonnie, Giovanna, Lori, Michele and Amber.
Tuesday, December 02 2014