OBITUARY

Charles Carmen PROVENZANO

December 15, 1926March 7, 2019

Charles Carmen PROVENZANO, age 92 passed away on Thursday March 7, 2019. Charles was born December 15, 1926.

A visitation for Charles will be held Friday, March 15, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner Street, Des Plaines, IL. A funeral mass will occur Friday, March 15, 2019 at 11:30 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church, 794 Pearson St, Des Plaines, IL. A burial will occur Friday, March 15, 2019 at 1:00 PM at All Saints Cemetery Mausoleum, Des Plaines, Illinois. An interment will occur at All Saints Catholic Cemetery, 700 N. River Rd., Des Plaines, IL.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.OehlerFuneralHome.com for the PROVENZANO family.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Interment Friday, March 15, 2019
REMEMBERING

Charles Carmen PROVENZANO

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Linda Strauss

March 17, 2019

A photo of my mom, Caroline (who looks like my granddaughter here!) with her big brother, Chuck and mom, Laura.

Art Zern

March 15, 2019

"Captain Pro" was my first Captain when I Joined the DPFD. I had known Pro prior to that while working with Ricky Pro at the Elk Grove Township FD. Pro was ever the gentleman and I felt fortunate to have him take me under his wing as a rookie. He always had a story to tell and a tip to share. Every evening while dinner was being prepared, we were reminded to save the lettuce heart for Pro and would be scolded if we forgot. Sunday was pasta day and Pro would spend a good portion of the day prepping ox tails, sausage and meatballs for his signature sauce. I loved to talk fire department history with Pro late into the evenings. Pro was kind and always positive, a great example for young firefighters. My most sincere condolences to the Provenzano family.

Dave Amedeo

March 15, 2019

My family was sorry to hear about Charlie's passing . He was a cousin and a lifelong acquaintance of my father, Sam Amedeo.

I was fortunate to have known him better later in life as a patient. Charlie had great stories about growing up and his experiences in the service.

On behalf of my late father, my mother, Margaret, and the whole Amedeo family, I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the Provenzano family.

Dave Amedeo

Linda Strauss

March 14, 2019

Uncle Chuck, in the middle, with his parents, August and Laura Provenzano.

Andrea Runde

March 14, 2019

Although I didn't see Charlie many times in my life, I was truly saddened to hear that he had left us. I remember him as a very cheerful man, always smiling. He was the oldest cousin in the family, so my dad (Charlie's uncle) told me that I should call him "Uncle Charlie" as a sign of respect. I remember his wife Dorothy - she was so beautiful. I am including a picture of the two of them at Grandma and Grandpa DeFalco's house.

I am so happy I did see Charlie about 5 or 7 years ago, and I wrote down some of the stories he told me about our DeFalco grandparents, some of which I have included on his page in my Ancestry tree.

Please accept my sympathy, and know that I will always have wonderful memories of Charlie. (I did try to add this memory once before, so please excuse me if it is on twice.)

From Cousin Andie

Rick Ornberg

March 10, 2019

Pro was a major help and role model during my first years on the DPFD. His work ethic and paternal caring for those he commanded was an example of how much he valued the brotherhood. Here's a photo of his crew from the early 70's.

Dennis Durst

March 10, 2019

I know him as Uncle Chuck. I did not know him well but my mom, Caroline, has told me some stories when they were growing up. I have posted a photo I have of him when he joined the Navy.