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Elton Black & Son Funeral Home

3295 East Highland Road, Highland, MI

OBITUARY

Charles Joseph Vallette

August 3, 1961July 29, 2020

Charles Joseph Vallette, age 58, of White Lake and formerly of Ferndale, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at his home. He was born in Pontiac, Michigan on August 3, 1961 to Gerald and Marie Vallette. Charles grew up in the Highland/White Lake area. He served in the Army as a medic, earning his Army Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and Marksman Badge for Rifle. In addition, he ranked first class hand grenade testing. Charles currently worked as the Administrative Manager for Service Corporation International in the Detroit and Michigan Markets. He was devoted to his job and the people he worked alongside. He was always willing to answer a question or chip in to help in any way possible. He was outstanding at what he did.

When Charles had free time ,he enjoyed camping in Michigan and Ohio. He loved watching the Detroit Tigers and the Lions play. He was a fan of HGTV. Charles enjoyed spending time with close family and friends as well as his dogs, Bud and Sugar. He was his happiest when he was outside working in the yard, soaking up the sun with a Bud Light or Pepsi.

Charles is survived by his daughter, Aftyn (D’Anthony) Carroll; grandchildren, Alexis and Lucas; dear friend, Jake; siblings Jeff, Scott and Phyllis (Terry) Goucher; former spouse, Ann Marie (Victoria Konsavage) Trupiano; nieces and nephews, Jon, Amber, Willy, David and Brittni. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Marie; brother, Jimmy; and nephew, Buddy.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black and Son Funeral Home, 3295 E. Highland Road, Highland, Michigan 48356. Visitation will be on Monday, August 3, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and on Tuesday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. Private committal services will be on Tuesday at Great Lakes National Cemetery under the auspices of the United States Army.

Those desiring may consider memorial contributions to the ALS Association.

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask all guests to wear a face mask and practice social distancing.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 3, 2020

  • Funeral Visitation

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020

  • Interment with Military Honors

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Memories

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Nelson Thulin

August 4, 2020

Charles was the most self-less individual I have ever known and likely ever will. I was a grateful benefactor of Charles' generous gift of time, energy and friendship. As a colleague you could not ask for better and as a friend - you didn't need to ask because he was already there.
A true caregiver, Charles was a tireless supporter of everyone in funeral service, but his greatest fulfillment was when he had the opportunity to work directly with families.
As a professional, to listen to Charles was to learn to watch him was to be inspired.
As a friend, there are no words, but to say "Thank you for being mine."

Jaki Dick

August 3, 2020

Sweet, funny & friendly. Dayle will meet you in Heaven with a hug & a smile. Rest in peace.💜

Sarah Attard

August 3, 2020

When I first started with SCI, our office manager was going on leave shortly after. Charles came in, and boy I thought he was rough! But that changed. In a time when I was learning, he gave me so many answers and ideas, shared his knowledge where I needed it. That thought that he was rough softened, and his wisdom, and love for his work, became an inspiration to me.

He will be missed.

Marilyn Rauh

July 31, 2020

Charles was the most valuable person in the Detroit market. Hands down. Was an expression I used to describe Charles to someone. I also mentioned of him being the market leaders Right Hand Man. But really everyone’s.

These statements describe Charles to a tee!

To work with and to know Charles was something special. Reading all the comments about him remind me of who he really was. He personally helped me on many occasions. But to him it was natural. And never a bother or an interruption. His passion for people and his career can not be summed up in words. I’m glad I had the chance to know this man. A mentor, colleague, and friend. Charles Vallette. You will be sorely missed

Enjoy the sunset!!!

Your friend, Marilyn

Joe Everly

July 31, 2020

When I first joined the Michigan team I had many questions for Bob Hubble. I had a great deal to learn and I remember on many occasions Bob saying, "Well, I'll have to ask Charles about that, he takes care of that for us." And I found that to be true. Charles was diligent in making sure that we all followed through on our commitments and on the occasion when we didn't, he was right there to help.

I finally met Charles at a Century Club dinner on a cold, rainy night. I arrived early and there was Charles, waiting for all of the attendees to arrive and begin their celebration. Charles greeted everyone as they arrived and then as the dinner began he slowly snuck out the back of the room and went to grab a hamburger at McDonald's. Charles was always there to sort through the details and make sure everyone enjoyed themselves. I cannot recall a time when I reached out to Charles and he pushed back on delivering what I asked. He will be missed.

To Aftyn and all of Charles's family, Charles was a treasure and we are all better for having known him.

God speed Charles.

Debbie Sydlowski

July 31, 2020

There are special people in our lives that never leave us … even after they are gone! May you know everlasting peace.

Tony Lauri

July 31, 2020

My fondest memory of Charles is the better part of a morning he gave me in 2015. We met at Great Lakes National Cemetery. He wanted to give me a guided tour, and made the casual mention that he would one day be there. We didn't leave Holly without stopping at McDonald's for... you know what. He probably stayed up until the wee hours of the next morning to catch up on the reporting that so many depended upon. I will think of him whenever precision is required, humility is displayed, when the reason for a rule is ever questioned, where kindness is behind the action. He made many lives better. Rest in Peace, friend.

Marne Thompson

July 31, 2020

Charles Darling,
You were my go to guy, in the early days of HMIS, I wanted to quit! You were so helpful, kind, supportive and you knew all the answers, always so willing to help...you treated everyone the same and we all love you! Work is not the same without your presence you're a treasured gift to us all. Feeling blessed for the years and working relationship we had. Rest well and God's Blessings to you always. Love, "Your Marn"

Aftyn Carroll

July 31, 2020

Dad, words cannot express the hurt, sadness, and pain I feel. But I’m keeping in mind that you are no longer sick, no longer in pain, and that you are now healthy and free. I’ll never forget the father/daughter relationship, and never forget the man and father you were. You taught me so much, you always supported me, never let me down, always loved me unconditionally. The times we shared, the laughs we had, the tears that fell, the opinions we had in common, and the ones that differed. The hugs, the kisses, the dancing, the singing, the life skills you instilled in me and the determination and passion you had in your life I will never forget. I love you Daddy. You were the first man I ever loved, and I’ll always be Daddy’s little girl. Stay close to me, guide me through this time right now and give me strength. Rest Easy Dad!!! I love you and miss you so very much!!!!

Tracy Spiess

July 31, 2020

On behalf of everyone at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, I would like to offer our sincere condolences to Aftyn and family.

There are not enough words to describe Charles. He was so many things to so many people. It will be difficult to find someone as loyal, caring, tireless and dependable as Charles. Waking up at 5am to find his e-mails started at 3am always made me smile. No early bird ever beat Charles! His passion for his career was unmatched. What an amazing example of a human being he was… and an amazing mentor for everyone. His name will still be mentioned at Harry J Will during discussions… always starting with “Well, Charles said to do it this way…”

Enjoy a cold Pepsi, a hot cheeseburger, and a good smoke in Heaven Charles!

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Biography

Charles Joseph Vallette, age 58, of White Lake and formerly of Ferndale, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at his home. He was born in Pontiac, Michigan on August 3, 1961 to Gerald and Marie Vallette. Charles grew up in the Highland/White Lake area. He served in the Army as a medic, earning his Army Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and Marksman Badge for Rifle. In addition, he ranked first class hand grenade testing. Charles currently worked as the Administrative Manager for Service Corporation International in the Detroit and Michigan Markets. He was devoted to his job and the people he worked alongside. He was always willing to answer a question or chip in to help in any way possible. He was outstanding at what he did.

When Charles had free time ,he enjoyed camping in Michigan and Ohio. He loved watching the Detroit Tigers and the Lions play. He was a fan of HGTV. Charles enjoyed spending time with close family and friends as well as his dogs, Bud and Sugar. He was his happiest when he was outside working in the yard, soaking up the sun with a Bud Light or Pepsi.

Charles is survived by his daughter, Aftyn (D’Anthony) Carroll; grandchildren, Alexis and Lucas; dear friend, Jake; siblings Jeff, Scott and Phyllis (Terry) Goucher; former spouse, Ann Marie (Victoria Konsavage) Trupiano; nieces and nephews, Jon, Amber, Willy, David and Brittni. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Marie; brother, Jimmy; and nephew, Buddy.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black and Son Funeral Home, 3295 E. Highland Road, Highland, Michigan 48356. Visitation will be on Monday, August 3, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and on Tuesday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. Private committal services will be on Tuesday at Great Lakes National Cemetery under the auspices of the United States Army.

Those desiring may consider memorial contributions to the ALS Association.

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