Charles Edward Watzlavick

July 4, 1951 - April 7, 2016

07/04/1951 - 04/07/2016

Past Services

Visitation
Saturday April 09, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Service
Sunday April 10, 2016
2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Cemetery
Sunday April 10, 2016
3:30 pm
Forest Lawn Cemetery
8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23505
Directions

CHESAPEAKE – Charles Edward Watzlavick, 64, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2016. He was born on July 4, 1951 in El Campo, TX by the late Steve John and Lydia Mae Watzlavick.
Charles was very patriotic. He served honorably in the US Navy for 24 years, starting as an enlisted service member and attaining the rank of CWO4. After serving his country, he dedicated 20 years to serving his community as a deputy for the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office.
In his freetime, Charles enjoyed volunteering by providing musical entertainment at senior centers which brightened the lives of many. He also was avidly involved with wood working and carpentry.
Left to cherish Charles’ memory are his wonderful wife, Mary Elizabeth Watzlavick; his children, Rodney Watzlavick (Ashley), Stacy Caylor (Jonathon), and Brad Watzlavick (Austin); his grandchildren, Zane, Hadley, Karmen, Ashlynn, and Madison; and his siblings, Steve Watzlavick (Rhonda), Mary Jane Woody, and Doris Watzlavick.
A visitation will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd., Va Beach on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 2:00 PM followed by a procession to Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk.
The family would like to thank everyone for all the care and concern shown to Charles. The Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be expressed at www.altmeyerfh.com.

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Jackie Clark
6 years ago

Ski will be greatly missed in our hearts. Always so full of life and energy for the elder community he performed for. Truly one of God’s angels here on earth.

Tony & Carol Midgette
6 years ago

So Sorry to hear of SKI passing. I had the pleasure of making Sales Calls on him while he was in the Navy on the Wasp and later when he worked at the Chesapeake Sheriff Dept running the Jail and Coaching with him when Rodney and my son played S.N. Pony Baseball. In Saving Private Ryan at the end of the movie, the older gentleman turned and ask his wife, Was I a good Man? Yes he was ! Only the best for Beth, and his Family in the future.

Keith Larson
6 years ago

Mary and family – Unfortunately I did not read about Charlie’s death until this morning or I certainly would have made it to visitation, and I regret that I will be out of town for the service today. I remember the Bos’n very fondly and send my deepest condolences to you and the family. I have placed his obituary on the USS Wasp Plankowners webside and communicated his loss with those we are in touch with. May God less you at this difficult time.

Dean Griffin
6 years ago

I have vivid memories of your Dad and Mom sitting in the stands when coaching you softball all those early years.He was sure to tell me when he liked something and when he didn’t.It was my pleasure to have known him.

Chase Higginbotham
6 years ago

You will be missed, but never forgotten. Rest easy Brother!!!

maddie
6 years ago

He was a sweet man. Loved and missed by many.

Andy Dickson
6 years ago

a great man and glad god gave him a plan

Candace Koney
6 years ago

The Koney-Laryea family would like to extend condolences to the Watzlavick family on the passing of this cherished family member.

Bryson Cuffee
6 years ago

First I want to give my condolences to the Watzlavick family. Ski was a good man that I had the privilege to work with for the last 5 years. I can’t think of a time when we worked together that we weren’t having a good time, laughing, telling stories, or just talking about life. When I was going through some personal issues, Ski was always there to give me advice. Everyday we came to work I made sure to shake his hand cause he was such a cool guy. I surely will miss my ‘brother’

Becky Williams Boutte
6 years ago

So sorry to learn of Ski’s passing. And Beth, I’m so sorry it comes so close to you losing your father. Prayers of comfort to all. Your Louisiana cousin