MARCHETTI, CHARLES

MARCHETTI, Charles Millner "Charlie," 83, passed away Sunday, February 8, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha P. Marchetti; and his parents, Louis D. and Elizabeth M. Marchetti. Martha and Charlie (Mimi and Pop Pop) were married 58 happy years and she was the love of his life. Family meant everything to them and together they were blessed with four loving children, Terry Marchetti DeLaney (Don), Denise Marchetti Oswald (Steve), Chuck Marchetti (Page) and Bobby Marchetti (Judi). He is also survived by one brother, Louis D. Marchetti III. Charlie's family grew with love and was enriched by his grandchildren, Katie and Ann Marchetti, Ryan, Elizabeth and Mary Martha DeLaney, Stephen Oswald and Sarah Oswald Suttles and Jacqui, Robert and Grace Marchetti. There was also a special place in his heart for his dog, Sugar. Charlie had a passion for life. He and Martha enjoyed spending time on the water and being with the ones they loved. The family spent many wonderful summers first at their cottage in Tappahannock and later at their beloved home on Antipoison Creek in White Stone, enjoying boating with friends on the Chesapeake Bay, in Florida and the Bahamas. Charlie was a longstanding member of the Virginia Yacht Club and the Richmond Power Squadron. Everyone loved Pop Pop. He was the eternal optimist, and he loved life and everything around him. His memory will remain strong in the hearts of many. He was devoted to his faith and church. Charlie was a member of St. Bridget Catholic Church for over 50 years and a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus. Charlie attended Benedictine High School and Thomas Jefferson High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and played semi-pro baseball for a number of years. He was a passionate sports fan, especially of University of Virginia teams which he followed closely until his death. Charlie was a local Real Estate broker /developer who founded Marchetti Properties. He will be remembered for his business acumen and development projects in the Richmond community. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Bliley's-Central Chapel, 3801 Augusta Ave. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 12, at St. Bridget Catholic Church, 6006 Three Chopt Rd., Richmond, Va. 23226, with interment to follow at Westhampton Memorial Park. The family would like to extend its sincere appreciation to Dr. Edward Martirosian, Charlie's Cardiologist and his staff who kept him apart of our lives for over 30 years. In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Martha P. Marchetti may be directed to support Breast Cancer Research by Dr. Kala Visvanathan at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Please make checks payable to Johns Hopkins University. Gifts may be mailed with a memo indicating that this gift is in memory of Martha P. Marchetti to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, 750 East Pratt Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, Md. 21202 or make a gift online.