OBITUARY

Charles Edward Tatz

May 14, 1934January 20, 2019
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Charles Tatz, age 84, of St. Petersburg died Sunday, January 20, 2019. Charlie was born in Newark NJ.

He loved golf from a very young age. He caddied for Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Ted Rhodes. He married the love of his life, Elaine, just days before he reported to the army. Upon discharge, he pursued his career as a PGA professional. He was head pro at Ashbrook GC, Scotch Plains, NJ for over 30 years, before retiring and moving full time to Isla Del Sol. He is a life member as well as a half century member of the PGA of America. He was always happy to help someone with their swing. His twin brother, Bill, passed away last June and Charlie was never the same. Charlie was the best husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elaine, daughters, Charlaine Tatz and Debbie Curtis, son in law, Fred Curtis, and grandchildren, Charlie and Kelly Curtis.

A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, January 24, 2029, beginning at 5 pm. Beach Memorial Chapel, 301 Corey Ave. St. Pete Beach.

For photos and condolences visit Beachmemorialchapel.com

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elaine, daughters, Charlaine Tatz and Debbie Curtis, son in law, Fred Curtis, and grandchildren, Charlie and Kelly Curtis.

Services

  • Life Celebration Service Thursday, January 24, 2019
  • Post Service Reception Gathering Thursday, January 24, 2019
REMEMBERING

Charles Edward Tatz

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Frank Reynolds

February 7, 2019

I will always remember you as a friend and a champion in life. You and Elaine always had a smile and kind word no matter the circumstance.

SANDY POTOCZNY

January 28, 2019

Dear Charlaine and family,
I am deeply saddened and sorry for your loss. I met your father during his exercise time, walking in the halls at Isla on the sixth floor where I recently moved in. He was always in such good spirits and a joy to see! My deepest condolences to his very loved family!

Alan Pollack

January 27, 2019

Charlie was my golf teacher.. I played in a few pro-ams with him. I send my sympathy to his family. he was a good man

Margaret Goetzee Nagle

January 26, 2019

Deb, Charlaine, Elaine and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I know it hurts terribly. May a lifetime of happy memories of Charlie bring you comfort and peace.
I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Margaret Goetzee Nagle

John Randles

January 25, 2019

Fred and Family,

Judi and I were saddened to read of Charlie’s passing. I had met him several times while visiting Dad at Isla, but never had the privilege of playing with him. Dad had a great deal of respect for Charlie and his great knowledge of the great game of golf. We sold our place at Isla to spend more time with our grandkids and to travel more abroad but are at Indian Rocks Beach for a couple of months. Wishing you and your family the very best.

John and Judi Randles

Joe Tatz

January 24, 2019

So very sad for Aunt Elaine, the girls, Curtis, the grandkids, and all who loved him, but grateful I recently got to visit...I feel lucky to have heard many stories I'd somehow never heard before, or forgotten (the trip to San Francisco at 15 to be feted by William Randolph Hurst was a big one), and though I scoffed when he told me his plan to buy his first non-Cadillac before he passed (I didn't think his passing would be so imminent), I was pleased to hear from Mom that he got to do just that. He surely had a big heart and he truly loved his family above all else. I know he is at peace, and if there are golf courses in heaven he is already giving advice to all. Love and peace to you all, try to think about the good life he had (thanks in part to you all), and that he had a great run for a long time.

Roy and Claire Faber

January 24, 2019

Our dearest Elaine, Charlaine, Debbie, Fred and Charlie,

We were stunned and heartbroken when Charlaine called and told us about Dad.  It's so hard to lose such a good friend and partner.

Charlie, like old times, set us up a match with Babe and Ted. I'll meet you guys on the 1st tee soon.  Your old pals, Roy, Claire and family

Elaine, our love and prayers to you and the family.  We pray our Lord will help carry you through this very sad time.

"My dad doesn't work, he plays golf. "
D.T. Curtis

Ron Regner

January 23, 2019

My condolences to Elaine, Debby, Fred, Charlaine and family. Charlie taught me how to play and he made golf and life fun during my high school years. I have fond memories from the pro shop and the daily skins matches. It was a great place thanks to him to spend my youth!

Bob Issler

January 23, 2019

Having grown up playing golf in union county who can forget the exhibition match in the mid 1960's with Charley, Tony Lema, Ed Famula, and Joe Birofka! My condolences to Elaine, Charlaine, Fred, and the rest of your family. Charlie's life was well lived.----Bob Issler

Eileen Tatz

January 23, 2019

You know my heart is with all of you. The pictures are fantastic. I will come over as soon as I can. I love all of you and will be praying for you. Love, Eileen

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Biography

Charles Tatz, age 84, of St. Petersburg died Sunday, January 20, 2019. Charlie was born in Newark NJ.

He loved golf from a very young age. He caddied for Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Ted Rhodes. He married the love of his life, Elaine, just days before he reported to the army. Upon discharge, he pursued his career as a PGA professional. He was head pro at Ashbrook GC, Scotch Plains, NJ for over 30 years, before retiring and moving full time to Isla Del Sol. He is a life member as well as a half century member of the PGA of America. He was always happy to help someone with their swing. His twin brother, Bill, passed away last June and Charlie was never the same. Charlie was the best husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elaine, daughters, Charlaine Tatz and Debbie Curtis, son in law, Fred Curtis, and grandchildren, Charlie and Kelly Curtis.

A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, January 24, 2029, beginning at 5 pm. Beach Memorial Chapel, 301 Corey Ave. St. Pete Beach.

For photos and condolences visit Beachmemorialchapel.com