1953—2017

Charles (Chuck) V. Secviar, fisherman extraordinaire, lifelong Chicago Bears fan, a man of distinct style and grace, and the love of Julie’s life; passed away peacefully at home after a short and courageous battle with cancer on November 26, 2017. He died the way he lived his life, on his own terms.

He is survived by his loving wife, Julie (nee Dubczak); sons, Stephan Charles (Megan) and Anthony Michael (Briana) and the true pride of his life; his five grandchildren: Bryce, Brayden, Stella, Charlee and Wyatt.

Siblings: Cynthia (late Larry Lindberg); James (Patricia); Susie Bouchee (Dale); Robert; Victoria Blanton (Roger); Mary Kay Cole (Chris).

Preceded in death by, his parents Victor and Victoria Secviar. His love and bond of family was exemplified by the irony of his passing on the 26th day of the month as did both of his parents.

Born on April 16, 1953 in East Chicago, Indiana, Chuck grew up as the oldest son in a family of 8. He enjoyed an idyllic childhood living appropriately in an area called “Sunnyside”. At the age of 19 he joined the Navy, embarking on an adventure of a lifetime. He was assigned as a navigator on the submarine USS Trout SS-566, cementing his love for the open waters. After his discharge he followed his father’s footsteps and went to work for Inland Steel; ascending his way up to foreman in the #3 Coal Strip. Chuck met the love of his life, Julie and they married in September of 1989. They set up house in Northwest Indiana and spent the next 17 years building their life together He was offered an opportunity to retire at a very early age and jumped at it, allowing him time to fish, be a doting husband, father and grandfather, fish, cry over the Chicago Bears, and fish.

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A wonderful opportunity led them to Napa, CA in 2008, opening up the gift of a lifetime to spend quality time with his sons and grandchildren.

Chuck will be forever missed for his enormous heart, his keen sense of humor, his cornucopia of unique knowledge, his love of fishing, and a set of blue eyes that rival Sinatra!

A wake will be held Saturday December 2, 2017 from 1pm-5pm at Treadway & Wigger Funeral Chapel; 2383 Napa-Vallejo Hwy.; Napa, CA 94558; 707-226-1828.

A Memorial Mass of Remembrance will be held Sunday December 3, 2017 at 2PM Grace Episcopal Church; 1314 Spring Street; St. Helena, CA 94574; 707-963-4157. A gathering will follow at the Church’s Newton Room after the service.

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