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CHARLES LAWRENCE STRAKA

December 24, 1948 ~ December 17, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old

CHARLES STRAKA Obituary

Charles Lawrence Straka, Jr., 74, passed away on December 17, 2023 in Riverside, California surrounded by loved ones. He was born on December 24, 1948 in Steubenville, Ohio to Charles Lawrence and Wanda (Needham) Straka. 

Charles was a proud United States Army Veteran and served with the 82nd Airborn Division during Vietnam. He earned these military commendations: Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Bronze Stars, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry cross with Palm, Unit Citation Badge, Bronze Star Medal with "V", Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Honor Medal, First Class Unit Citation Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, 2 Overseas Bars, Sharpshooter Badge M-14, and the Combat Infantry Badge. He was a lifetime member of the Combat Infantry Association, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars #9223 as well as the American Legion #289.

After the military he worked for Lily Tulip for 21 years. He was preceded in death by his sister Christy. Charles is survived by his children, his son Charles Straka and daughter Cynthia Lynn Straka; 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Also leaves behind his sisters Pamela, Faith, Margy, Lisa, and numerous cousins in Ohio. 

Charles' favorite Bible passage was 2 Timothy 4:7 " I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith;" 

Funeral Service will be on Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 1:00 pm in Grimes-Akes Family's "Grace Chapel" Corona, California.

He will be laid to rest in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Akes Family Funeral Home, Riverside, California.

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Funeral Service
Thursday
January 11, 2024

1:00 PM
Grimes - Akes Family Funeral Home Chapel
500 West Seventh Street
Corona, CA 92882

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