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Charles Dipasquale

October 14, 1925 - November 18, 2018

Charles “Chuck” Dipasquale Sr., age 93, passed away peacefully the afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 in Plano Texas. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio to parents, Antonio and Dominica Dipasquale on October 14, 1925.  Charles grew up in Cleveland before enlisting in the United States Navy in 1943.  Soon after his honorable discharge, he returned to Cleveland and married Christine Cassaro in April of 1950.  The couple had three children by 1960, at which time Charles moved his young family to Houston, Texas.  The couple raised their children there, residing in Houston for 50 years.

He was dearly loved by his daughter, Donna Gamble and son-in-law, David of Plano, Texas; son, Charles DiPasquale Jr. and daughter-in-law, Gretchen of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; deceased daughter, Susan Connealy and son-in-law, Tim of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren, Brian Gamble and wife, Kelli, Kelly Gamble Mills and husband, Robbie, Christina Rose Connealy, Matthew Charles Connealy, and Mario Charles DiPasquale; and great granddaughter, Elise Naomi Mills. Charles was loved by many extended family members and friends originating from Ohio, Texas and Pennsylvania. 

Over the prior eighteen months, Charles, Sr. was preceded in passing by his wife of 67 years, Christine Dipasquale (age 93); daughter, Susan Connealy (age 57); and only sibling, Louisa Ciepiel (age 89).

A private, family graveside service will take place at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas on Wednesday, December 26, at 2:00p.m.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 26, 2018  at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, TX 75013.  The family wishes to receive friends both before and after the memorial service.

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Of all my friends' parents that I had the pleasure to know personally, Mr. Dipasquale was my favorite, despite the too few times I was ever in his presence. He was bigger than life and always had that great toothy smile for everyone, friend or stranger. I always felt like he cared about me as a distant second son, if only because his real son and I had a special bond and roomed together in college for a period of time. Mr. Dipasquale had a great work ethic. (How could you not when you drove a truck all day for years in the horrid traffic of the largest city in Texas)? This was certainly passed on to his son Chuck, the brother I never had, who left college without a degree but was highly successful in his varied professional life. One of my best memories is when he rounded up his extended family in Houston and drove them all to Nacogdoches, Texas to provide roommate Chuck and me with the best Thanksgiving dinner imaginable, and all of it homemade Sicilian fare to boot. It turned out to be a great weekend for me who was unable to secure a ride home to Fort Worth for the holiday. Another time was his opening up his home to me when I did a brief visit to check out the Houston job market after graduating from Stephen F Austin State University and not hesitating to provide me with some free job shopping advice. I truly loved the "Blue Collar Don", and he will be missed by all who had the slightest association with him in this earthly life. He is with his beloved wife now and is joyfully able to behold his precious daughter Susan in her new body. Thanks, Mr. Dipasquale, for letting me be a small part of your great journey. With love, Randy Randy Lee, December 11, 2018 Your wonderful father, and entire family, included all of us in your family. Your dad was one of my brother John's lifetime heroes, mine as well. I am so sorry for your loss. My love and prayers go out to all. Terry Pelle, December 8, 2018