Charles DelelloNovember 8, 1937 ~ November 8, 1937
Charles E. Delello, 74, of Carmel, entered into Eternal Life September 21, 2012. He was born on November 8, 1937, the son of Charles E. Sr and Edell Davis Delello. Survivors include his loving wife, Janet Loyd Delello; children, Cathy Daugherty, LuAnn (David) Painter, Sheryl (Tom) Land, Jeff (Lois) Delello, Terra (Mark) Desmond, Cindy Morrett, David Delello and Tony (Angela) Delello; 24 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Family and friends will gather on Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. in Church at the Crossing, 9111 Haverstick Road, Indianapolis. A Celebration of Life service will be held in the church on Friday, September 28th at 1 p.m. with calling one hour prior to service. Arrangements entrusted to Bussell and Bell Family Funerals, 1621 E. Greyhound Pass, Carmel.
Chuck was born and raised in Indianapolis. He was on the wrestling team and football team at Warren Central High School. Upon his father's death, he moved to the north side of Indianapolis and transferred to Broad Ripple High School where he lettered in football and wrestling and graduated in 1955.
Following graduation he joined the U.S. Naval Reserve and served for eight years. Chuck retained a friendship with his friends from Warren Central and thoroughly enjoyed meeting them for lunch on the second Monday of each month. He continued to do so until August of this year.
Chuck worked for LVS Food Distributors for thirty five years and was Vice President of Operations for International Metals Processing for six years before retiring in 2002. He then started his own lawn care business which he continued until he became ill in August.
Chuck and Janet have attended Church at the Crossing in Indianapolis for nine years and prior to that were long time members of Northside Baptist Church.
Chuck loved coaching baseball, basketball, and football for Carmel Dad's Club, which he did for all of his sons and continued even after his children passed through the program. He enjoyed golfing and being outdoors.
Chuck was happiest when he was working in his back yard, gardening, and watching the birds at his birdfeeders. He also loved food and was a great cook and grillmaster! Each season, Chuck's family waited in anticipation for his homegrown tomatoes. His potato salad was a great hit with his family and friends.
Throughout the years, Chuck was always the quiet strength behind his family. He was a devoted and loving husband to Janet for 48 years. He was a dedicated father, and he truly delighted in his grandchildren. Chuck was an honest, unselfish, wise, and loving man. He was tough as nails, yet gentle as a lamb. Chuck never complained. He was a man with fierce, quiet determination.
"Well done, good and faithful servant"