Charlie was born at Lake Forest Hospital and died in Round Lake Beach, IL. He was a character for sure, a fun-loving guy with a quick wit who was always fun to be around. He knew how too live for the moment. Charlie worked as a landscaper and more recently doing roofing. He was an outdoorsman, enjoying archery, canoeing, hiking, and working with his hands. He was a big bear of a man who was tough as nails, riding his bike all around Lake County regardless of the weather. Charlie could be very sensitive to others and was always willing to help a friend in a pinch. He was Brother Charlie, or Chuck, or Daryl.
Charlie is preceded in death by his grandparents: John and Mary Lorang, Vincent Plescia, and Jack and Anne Brinkerhoff. He will be sorely missed by his parents Perry and Julia Plescia, Grandma Lucille Plescia, brothers, John, Pete, and Michael, sisters Mariko, Jenny, and Ya Jing, along with their significant others, and many close aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. As well as his faithful dog Khama who put in many miles at his side.
Private family services will be held Saturday in Libertyville, IL.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs, prayers and love your way.
I am so very sorry for your loss. I work with John in Mt. Morris. Prayers for all of you.
Sending love, hugs and prayers – our thoughts are with you❤️
Gisela (Wegener) Matelski and Family
So very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and hugs to all of you.
Charlie. Thanks for being so patient with your Aunt Rose. We love you and will miss you dearly. The joy I had was giving you a new mountain bike to enjoy all these years. Life will not be the same without our dear Charlie. Thanks for giving us your smile and big hugs all the time. Love Aunt Gina , Anthony and Grandma Lu and Aunt Rose and the rest of your Dear Uncles and Aunts and cousins.
I’m so sorry for your loss, I will pray for him and his grieving family.
So sorry for your loss. I will miss seeing Charlie ride his bike by the house while I was working in the yard. Always with a big smile and a wave. Or coming home and finding him sitting on our front porch with a jar of honey. He was a gentle soul with a giant smile. He will be missed.
Our hearts are so sorry for your family, Gina. May God surround you all at this difficult time and hold you close. Please know your family will be in our prayers.
We celebrate the life of our friend Charlie whom we have known since before he was born. We remember playing kickball in the back yard, and basketball on the driveway. Our absolutely favorite Charlie story is about an episode with green beans: several family members were participating in snapping many gallons of beans in preparation for canning/freezing. In an attempt to hasten the completion of his assigned task, Charlie “accidentally” spilled his beans onto the ground. While Mom was correcting Charlie, we had to turn away to hide our own laughter caused by the look on his face as he realized his ploy was not successful.
While at the Wisconsin farm, I was once treated to a lengthy lecture on the finer points of deer stand placement based upon wind direction, frost location, a multitude of weather factors, and the best type of arrow tips to use under each condition. It was a really good day.
We treasure these memories.
Thank you Hinkleys- You have always been great neighbors. These are great Charlie memories- sounds just like him. We will miss him. Thanks for your support in this difficult time.
Jerry and Deanna,
Thank you both for the stories and thoughts. John is right, that sounds just like him! Somehow we couldnt’t stay angry or upset for long, with his big smile and unique perspectives. Those good memories are keeping us going, and support from good old friends like you. thanks.
Perry and Julie
A couple good Charlie memories that come to mind are flying down those hills at the farm in his old car and getting stuck in the mud (after just getting it out of the mud), him breaking that wooden chair at Thanksgiving 2017, him putting a bike in a tree in grayslake, shooting arrows at flying targets and milk jugs in trees. Always a lot of fun with that dude.
Our heart goes out to Charlie and all wh knew and loved him. Godspeed. Terri and Mick Brown.
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