Charles Varda

December 12, 1929 ~ March 31, 2022 (age 92)


Charles “Chuck or Charlie” Varda Age: 92, passed away March 31, 2022 at Carriage Court, Grove City, Ohio. Veteran: United States Marine Corp, Korean War, 1950-52 Member St. Andrew Catholic Church, and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. Preceded in death by his parents Charles and Madeleine Varda; parents-in-Law, Anthony and Lena Gualtieri; brothers and their spouses Walter, Sparky (Millie) and Benny (June); sister Frances Lombardi and her husband Adam; brother-in-law Joseph Gualtieri and sister-in-law and their spouses Mary Ann (Louie), Rose (Gabe) and Ann (Elmo). Survived by wife of 68 years, Jean “Helen” Varda; children Toni Varda (Jim Keckstein), Terri (Nick) DiBartolomeo, and David (Becky) Varda; grandchildren: Chris Keckstein, Angie (Ryan) Hayes, Angelo (Michael) DiBartolomeo, Lena DiBartolomeo, Alyson (Rick) Hurley, Zachary Varda and Nathan Varda; great-grandchildren: Kendall Booth, Landyn and Zaidyn Hayes, Emma and Maddie Hurley. A Memorial Mass will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Andrew Church Reed & McCoy Roads where friends may call 1 Hour prior to Mass. Private entombment later at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers friends who wish may contribute in his memory to St. Andrew Parish Endowment Fund, The Catholic Foundation, 275 East Broad Street, Columbus Ohio 43215.

Chuck loved his wife of 68 + years Jean whom he met when he moved to Columbus in 1952 after service in the United State Marine Corp where he served in the Korean War. He was proud of being a USMC Veteran. He worked in the construction industry until finally retiring from Savko and Sons Inc. in his mid-80’s where he loved to debate politics with Marty and all his fellow workers. He was most proud of his work with the Hussey Company in the 60’s and 70’s maintaining a lifetime friendship with owner Don Hussey, who preceded Chuck in death. He loved his children very much and supported them in all their endeavors vigorously. Chuck equally loved his grandchildren and hardly ever missed an event in which they participated whether it was sports or the arts. Charlie was an avid sports fan following his Browns, Buckeyes and Fighting Irish!






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April 5, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
St. Andrew Catholic Church (Upper Arlington)

Memorial Mass
April 5, 2022

1:00 PM
St. Andrew Catholic Church (Columbus)

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