Charles Venango

  • Died: April 15, 2022
  • Location: Feasterville, Pennsylvania

John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Tel. (215) 281-0100

Tribute & Message From The Family

Charles Venango passed peacefully on April 15, 2022, at 81 years old. Charles was born in Philadelphia to Mary and Charles Venango. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Margaret (Eldred) and children: Margaret Kuonen, Mary DeMaio (Ron), Charles Jr. (Mary Kay), Anne O'Brien (Jim), and Joseph (Jennifer); 9 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

Charles was a loving husband and father who relished time with family and friends. He spent summers with Margaret at their vacation home near Sea Isle City, NJ and together they enjoyed the beach and restaurants along the NJ coast. Charles and Margaret were dedicated Catholics and raised their children in the Church. They were deeply devoted to each other.

Charles enjoyed playing cards with friends and sitting in the sun with his dog, Bella. He loved parties, comfort food, an occasional cigar, wine, and Irish whiskey. He was a tremendous father to his children and always found new adventures for them including camping, fishing, winter sledding, and walks in the woods. He taught his children things like auto maintenance, the importance of being on time, hard work, never giving up, and devotion to family. Charles cherished his grandchildren and looked forward to their visits and enjoyed spoiling them.

Despite a tragic accident in 1981 that resulted in paralysis, Charles continued to work and provide for his family. He mentored newly injured patients on how to cope with paralysis and was often a guest speaker on spinal cord injury for medical professionals. During his years at Septa, he worked to improve the Para Transit service for people with physical challenges.

Charles was a treasure to his family, friends, and community and will be greatly missed.

Relatives and friends are invited to Charles' Life Celebration on Friday, April 22, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at John F. Givnish Life Celebration Home, 10975 Academy Road, Philadelphia PA 19154. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 AM at St. Christopher Church, 13301 Proctor Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19116. Interment will be held privately at the request of the Venango family.

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