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Robert E. Evans Funeral Home

16000 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD

OBITUARY

Charles G. Mirachi

January 11, 1921July 19, 2020

Charles Mirachi passed away suddenly on July 19, 2020. Charles, son of Francesca and Salvatore Mirachi was born in New York City in 1921. Charles had 2 brothers and 4 sisters. Upon graduation from high school Charles joined the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) and worked in Oregon.

He joined the U. S. Navy in 1939 and was extremely proud of his service during World War II. After training in Newport, Rhode Island he was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV6). He was on the Enterprise heading to Pearl Harbor at the time of the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941. While assigned to the Enterprise, he was part of the Task Force 16 (Doolittle Raid), Gilbert and Marshall Island Raid, Wake Island Raid, Battle of Midway, Occupation of Guadalcanal, Battle of Steward Islands, Battle of Santa Cruz Islands, Battle of Solomon Islands, and others.

Charles later also served on the Wasp, Charger, and Antietam. At the end of WWII he had achieved the rank of Electricians Mate 1st Class, but decided to leave the Navy for civilian life after marrying the love of his life, Ann. He lived for a few years in Los Angeles, California. The then moved east settling in Washington, D.C. in 1951 taking a position at the Naval Research Lab. Again, he was proud of his time at NRL working as an Electronic Technician on various projects for the U. S. Navy.

During this period Ann and Charles enjoyed dancing at parties, events and clubs. He was the manager of the NRL Recreation Club for a number of years. Charles was a very good bowler participating in various leagues. Charles loved acting and being a stage hand for the NRL Showboaters theatrical group for many years. He also attended many local theater plays. Charles loved sports cars, he had a MG TD amongst others, and being a navigator on sports car rallies. He was a long time member of the Southeast Sport Car Association (SESCA) making friends he still has today. Later in life he took up Ann’s hobby of Bingo becoming pretty lucky in winning. His last 2 years were at the Annapolitan Assisted Living in Annapolis where he made lots of friends, was very happy, and was a vibrant, smart, med free, healthy and sharp 99 year old until his sudden and untimely passing from Covid-19.

He now goes to reunite with his wife Ann who preceded him in death in 2002. He is survived by his sister Emily of Santa Cruz, California, his sister Ann of Aptos, California and his son Terry and daughter-in-law, Colette.

If you don’t think this virus is real, think again. Even being in a controlled environment in assisted living, he was taken from us too early by this terrible virus. So take this seriously. Please wear a mask, and social distance to protect yourself and others.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made in memory of Charles at the Wounded Warrior Project.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 31, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, July 31, 2020

Memories

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Liz Vest

August 4, 2020

I just saw Mr. Mirachi's obituary. I am so sad to see this. I knew him from Dr. Paul Ingrao's dental office. He used to call me his mother because I was always telling him to take care of his teeth. Whenever he came in the office, the staff would tell me my son was here. He had the best memory. He never forgot any of our office staff's names or things about us. I'll miss him very much. CoVid19 took another great person.

Rob Mirachi

July 31, 2020

Growing up I remember allthe good times and all the laughs. Uncle Charles will be miss. His is a loss to all that new him

Harry & Diana Parsons

July 31, 2020

Another member of the Greatest Generation has joined his shipmates. Fair Winds and Following Seas, Uncle Charlie.

Diana & Harry Oarsibs

July 31, 2020

Another member of the Greatest Generation has joined his ship-mates. Fair Winds and Following Seas, Uncle Charlie.

Jon Mirachi

July 26, 2020

My Uncle Charlie was fun for me to spend time with back when I was a teenager, introducing me to TSD rallies as I rode along on rally routes when he was Rallymaster. They were great adventures for me, being in love with sports cars before I was even old enough to drive. Later, early in my own racing career he and my dad came along to be my "pit crew".  Along with my dad, we all shared a love of sports cars and motorsports. Great memories and experiences that shaped my life.

Joe Mirachi

July 26, 2020

The lasting impact of my Uncle Charlie is how he inspired me to be a better person. His positive nature was always on display especially with his playful sense of humor and personal humility. As a young person I took myself too seriously, and Uncle Charlie naturally put one at ease and encouraged you to take time to enjoy life. Years later, it was a lesson I found myself sharing with my girls as they grew. Even today, my recollection of his playful sense of humor and personal humility remains a motivating example for me to emulate as I navigate the challenges of life. Thank you Uncle Charlie, and blessings on your transition!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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