Charles (Chuck) Cantasano III, 50, of Punta Gorda, Florida, died Thursday, November 16, 2006 at his residence, after a two year battle with pancreatic cancer. His passing was peaceful.
Born April 3, 1956 in Queens New York, Chuck, a retired rural postal carrier with the U.S. Postal Service, Punta Gorda, moved to Punta Gorda from Oceanside, New York in 1989. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Punta Gorda, was a co-founder and member of the Guitar Army of Charlotte County, former officer and member of the Punta Gorda Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. 2606, and a Charlotte Pop Warner football coach for six years.
Chuck is survived by his beloved wife Maryalice of 30 years; five sons, Charles (Chuck), Thomas (Tommy), Christopher (Chris), Joseph (Joey), and Michael (Mikey) Cantasano, all of Charlotte County; his mother, Patrina Cantasano of Honesdale, PA, brother Michael Cantasano of Honesdale, 3 sisters, Patrina Stanley of Honesdale, Annette Farrell of New York City, NY, and Rose Anne Cantasano of Port Charlotte, FL; 3 granddaughters, 2 grandsons, and numerous nieces and nephews. Chuck was preceded in death by a brother, Richard in 1997, and his father, Charles Cantasano, Jr. in 2004. He will be greatly missed by the community he loved so much.