Charles Paul “Chuck” Walitynski, II, 71, passed away on July 6, 2020 in Ocala, FL. He was born on November 19, 1948 to Charles Paul Walitynski and Eulala Hand Walitynski in Hartford, CT. Chuck was a Veteran of the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He believed in fighting for freedom; it is bittersweet he left us during the 4th of July holiday.
Chuck was perhaps the original MacGyver, less the duct tape; he could fix or engineer just about anything. He loved (loud) jazz, and any of his neighbors would attest to that. He loved his Persian Cat Lazarus. He took pride in playing 1st base while we lived in Washington State and hunting armadillos in our back yard in Texas. Sunsets off his Niantic balcony. Chuck enjoyed working on and riding his motorcycle, bicycle riding, golfing, camping, The catamaran for his boys, and boat for himself as well as ice-skating (with his hands behind his back of course mimicking the movies from the 1950s). He smelled of Old Spice and Ralph Lauren’s Polo; you always knew when Chuck had been in a room.
Chuck was a hard, military soul, thick skin wrapped in Polo shirts and expensive shoes; but his heart and soul was priceless when it came to his family and friends, whom he loved; even if he didn’t always know how to show it. He believed in hard work, structure and discipline but
later in life, Chuck learned to listen to the birds, watch his squirrels, and the goats, he enjoyed sitting out and taking in his land, letting go of calendars and the structure he so believed in. He was perhaps the happiest and most at peace when on the water in Niantic, CT, his adopted home; where some of his ashes will be laid to rest. He is predeceased by his parents, and his beloved brother Chester Richard. He is survived by his sisters, Charlene, Candace, Dayna and Lauren; his sons, Jon-Paul, Charles Paul III, and Michel Richard; his daughter, Toni-Marie (Jordan); as well as his beloved grandchildren, Kirsten, Amanda and Zachary.
Chuck was loved dearly and will be missed.
Arrangements are being made under the care of Countryside Funeral Home, Anthony, FL
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