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Charles Ventura, Jr.

Obituary of Charles F. Ventura, Jr.

Charles Ventura, Jr., affectionately known as Chuck was the strongest, most nurturing man his friends and family ever knew. He met his wife Kathleen at a party; though they divorced after being married for some time, they reunited and remarried again. He never took her for granted and kissed her every morning and night. He adored his children and grandchildren and appreciated living life through their hearts, being a big kid himself. Chuck would do summersaults with the kids and ride his six-year-old grandchild’s bike, or buy ice cream for everyone when the ice cream truck came. When the children got sick his special remedy was for their colds was Campbells Chicken Soup, chocolate cake, and a can of ginger ale. He was a great listener and loved to have chats with people. He even loved all animals, adoring any dog he met and them gravitating towards him. When Chuck was younger he used to hunt, though in his later years enjoyed watching deer in his yard on his cameras. He liked working in the yard and always had a Genesee beer in his hand when riding the tractor. Chuck loved to help out others and would plow people out of the snow if given the chance. Being a hard worker was part of his nature, as he never knew how to quit and could never sit still. Even though he was old-fashioned and considered technology resistant, he liked his giant television where he watched the Buffalo Bills and Sabres games, as a teenager Chuck trained under Don Reinhoudt, who was then the world's strongest man, and enjoyed his VHS of hockey fights. Chuck enjoyed sports and even won awards for volleyball and bowling. He attended culinary school and became an excellent cook. Chuck made amazing steaks, brisket, and salsa. He also grew his own vegetables and incorporated them into his own dishes and loved everything hot and spicy! Chuck will be missed for his supportive heart and remembered for his playful spirit. He will be missed by those who loved him dearly. Ventura, Charles F, Jr. “Chuck” December 28, 2021 of Derby, NY formerly of Woodlawn, NY. Beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Weiland) Ventura; devoted father of Valerie (Larry) Balducci and Nathan (Drew) Ventura; cherished grandfather of Kira Cross, Joshua, Miranda, Landon, and Jaxson Balducci; loving son of Eileen (John) Weczerek (nee Schumacher); dearest brother of Cynthia (Mark) Smith, Kevin (Tina), Ronald (Nadia), and late Duane Ventura; also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends received on Tuesday from 3 – 7 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte.5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919. Where a Celebration of Life will immediately follow at 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Erie County SPCA. Please leave online condolences and donations at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.
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Tuesday
4
January

Visitation

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg, NY
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York, United States
716-627-2919
Tuesday
4
January

Celebration of Life

7:00 pm
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg, NY
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York, United States
716-627-2919