Charles Henry "Chuck" Barrett Jr. (1928 - 2009)

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Charles Henry Barrett
1928 - 2009
updated December 26, 2019
Charles Henry "Chuck" Barrett Jr. was born on April 16, 1928 in Missoula, Montana. He was born to Charles Henry "Heine" Barrett, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died on April 29, 2009 in Campbell, California at 81 years of age.


Charles Henry Barrett Biography

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Charles Henry "Chuck" Barrett Jr.

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Uncle Chuck
Chuck Barrett




Charles Barrett was born on in Missoula, Missoula County, Montana United States


Charles Barrett died on in Campbell, Santa Clara County, California United States

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at Oak Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 300 Curtner Ave, in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California United States 95125


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Chuck was born in Missoula Montana, spent most of his grade school & high school years in Bremerton Washington & lived the majority of his life in Campbell California.


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Chuck started grade school in Missoula and graduated from Bremerton High School, WA in 1946. He was a very talented football player.


During WWII he worked in the Bremerton shipyard and during most of his life he was a butcher at AA Market, Lincoln Lane Foods (Rocky's Meat Market) on Lincoln Ave in Willow Glen, Gene's Fine Foods and retired from Lunardi's Market in Los Gatos in 1993.

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He volunteered for Air Force service and served four years in the Korean War as a Staff Sergeant. Chuck was awarded the Air Medal for meritorious achievement during seventy-five combat air missions

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Charles Henry "Chuck" Barrett Jr.



Marian Joyce (Benning) Kroetch
Oct 11, 1930 - Sep 10, 2017
Santa Clara, CA, United States
Frank Edward Kroetch
Mar 25, 1927 - Jul 12, 2001
Bellingham, WA, United States of America

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For 20+ years Chuck would pick, shine and then sell his half pound of Persimmons to local grocery stores in the San Jose area. He also would give some to my grandmother Joyce Vandever so she could make persimmon cookies. Those that had blemishes were dried. After he passed, his wife and grandsons couldn't keep up with the picking so the tree was removed.
Dec 26, 2019 · Reply
I just noticed that a number of family members and family friends had connections to Missoula Montana, Bremerton Washington and San Jose California. I asked my mother why each family followed the same patterns and was told the following:

When Uncle Chuck came back from the Korean War he was without “professional skills” so he went to live with his step-sister, my grandmother, Marian Joyce Benning Kroetch in San Jose, CA. My great grandmother, Eileen Constance Tasker Benning, was horrified at the living conditions of my grandmother and grandfather in NYC, where they were living at the time, and gave them money to move. It was at this time that my grandparents moved to San Jose, CA to be close to my grandmother’s best friend Bev Scoffone.

After my grandparents moved again (to Seattle WA in 1959) Chuck then went home to Missoula where he found his life long partner and they began their married life in San Jose to be close to family.
Oct 31, 2019 · Reply
Uncle Chuck & Aunt Em - I remember visiting them frequently growing up to have a "Barrett Burger"! They were absolutely delicious and he cooked them on the BBQ at each family gathering.
Oct 31, 2019 · Reply

Charles Barrett Obituary

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Charles Henry 'Chuck' Barrett, Jr. Charles Henry Barrett, Jr., of Campbell passed quietly April 29, 2009 surrounded by his loving family. Chuck was born in Missoula, Montana on April 16, 1928 to Ann and Charles Henry Barrett, Sr. He started grade school in Missoula and graduated from Bremerton High School, WA in 1946. During WWII he worked in the Bremerton shipyard. After high school Chuck worked for Safeway as a meat cutter and attended Olympic Junior College. He volunteered for Air Force service and served four years in the Korean War as a Staff Sergeant. Chuck was awarded the Air Medal for meritorious achievement during seventy-five combat air missions. After serving in the Air Force he moved to San Jose and returned to the meat trade in the local Butcher's Union. Over the years he worked at AA Market, Lincoln Lane Foods, Gene's Fine Foods and retired from Lunardi's Market in Los Gatos in 1993. He married in 1959 to Maryalys Torgrimson. He is survived by his wife of 49 years; four children, Mark Barrett of San Jose, wife Jill; daughter Susan Hokett of San Jose, husband David; daughter Stacy Barrett of Morgan Hill, fiance Scott Giannini; son Greg Barrett of Anchorage, AK, wife Carmen; sister Gail Moos of Mesa, AZ; and sister Joyce Benning of San Jose. He had seven grandsons, Harrison and Nathaniel Barrett; David and Matthew Hokett; Nicholas and Alexander Sialaris and Grayson Freyholtz. He loved fishing the Blackfoot River in western Montana, golfing with pals, watching his grandsons play sports and had a special place in his heart for all his family. He was the best father, husband and brother in the world. Family and friends are invited to a rosary service at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 5th at Assumption of Mary Church, 901 Lincoln Ave., San Jose. The Mass will be in the church Wednesday, May 6th at 11:00 a.m. immediately after will be a burial service at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Martha's Kitchen, 311 Willow St., San Jose. Arrangements by Willow Glen Funeral Home, San Jose.
Published in San Jose Mercury News on May 2, 2009

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1928 - 2009 World Events

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In 1928, in the year that Charles Henry "Chuck" Barrett Jr. was born, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1932, Charles was just 4 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1973, he was 45 years old when on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

In 1985, he was 57 years old when on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

In 1999, he was 71 years old when on January 1st, the Euro became the new official single currency of the eurozone. It was used by Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain and has since spread in use. Daily, over 337 million Europeans use the euro.

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