Charles M. DursoOctober 25, 2017
Charles M. Durso, 74 of Butler passed away on October 25, 2017 at his home.
Born February 27, 1943 in Louisville, KY, he was the son of the late John Durso and Minerva Boyd Durso.
"Chas" was raised on Ward Street in Oakland (Pittsburgh), where he met and married his teenage sweetheart, Grace (Cozzo) Durso. Of this 49 year marriage he is survived by Grace, their daughter Jennifer (Zeitler) and his granddaughter, Chiara, "the greatest gift of my life". He is also survived by a sister, Rosemarie Gombash of Virginia.
"Charlie" brought a smile to the face of everyone he met. His liveliness and humor defined him. He loved his 32 year career as a Teamster truck driver. He retired from ABF Freight. He met many people thru his love of horses. He loved golfing, woodworking, watching Steeler football, eating cheeseburgers and drinking coffee. Charlie was an Army veteran who had a way of telling a story - so many stories - that will be kept alive forever in all that knew him. His daughter Jennifer embodies so much of her dad's spirit and enthusiasm for life. She was his pride and joy.
The staff who cared for him at UPMC Passavant will well remember "Charlie" as a kind and cheer-filled patient to the end.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Patsy Borelli.
Friends will be received on Friday, October 27, 2017, from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the Fox Funeral Home, Inc. 410 W. Main Street, Saxonburg.
Services will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 12:00 pm at the funeral home with Rev. Robert H. Wilson officiating.
Interment with full military honors will follow in Greenlawn Burial Estates.
Following the interment, everyone is invited to "Cheeseburgers for Charlie", a luncheon that will be held at 3:00 pm at the Stables at Connoquenessing, 856 Evans City Road, Renfrew, PA 16053.
Memorial donations may be made to the Twinbrook Animal Hospital's Noah Memorial Fund, 1120 Pittsburgh Road, Valencia, PA 16059.