Charles Thomas Csolkovits

08/15/1937

10/06/2023

Charles Thomas Csolkovits, known to family and friends as “Chuck” passed away Friday, October 6, 2023. He was 86 years old. Chuck was born August 15, 1937, in Chicago but lived nearly all his life in Lowell. He will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to all. Always willing to help others, whether working on their car, welding a special project, or just general maintenance, Chuck came from that Greatest Generation of men who were all so capable of accomplishing nearly anything. Chuck was a welder by trade retiring from Rapistan Systems after 37 years. His many hobbies included racing stock cars, painting and repairing vehicles of all types, talking to ham radio operators around the world, fixing anything electronic or mechanical, and joking around. He was a mentor to so many mechanics and was always willing to share his knowledge. His sense of humor will be missed most as his practical jokes extended to all. Chuck was the king of “Dad Jokes”. As a child, Chuck was a truly industrious lad, buying an Army surplus Jeep and building a snowplow to make extra money. He told stories of life in the 1940’s and 50’s when he would help his mother and family by doing any job to make money for the household bills. He could remember how much he paid for almost anything from his first Model T to his first welder. Chuck’s mind was sharp right up to the end.

Chuck’s wife Dorothy “Dottie” (Feutz) of 65 years was at his bedside along with daughters, Amy (Richard) Hoxie, Dottie (Todd) Hutchison, and Tina (Jeff) Dickerman. Also present were his sister, Ruth Chilver, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Frieda (Martin) Beckett and Ernest Bala Csolkovits; brothers, Thomas Charles, Ernie; sister, Barb Foguth; nephew, Tom Hall; granddaughter, Jenna Curtis; and great grandson, Edward Henry Dickerman. Chuck is also survived by grandchildren, Sabrina Stokes, Chad (Libby) Conger, Nicholas (Nicole) DeVries, Richelle (Jacob) Courtad, Blaine Hoxie, Brittany Hauser, Tristan Hutchison, TJ (Ami) Hutchison, Lee (Becky) Dickerman, Kelsea (Freddy) Salgado, and Neil (Emerson Vranich) Csolkovits, and 23 great- grandchildren. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Chuck did not wish for a formal funeral. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date.

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3 Responses

  1. Uncle Chuck you were the best and also my favorite uncle. I didn’t live a lot of my life around you, but the time I did spend with all of you Csolcovitz’s was always fun and memorable.
    Uncle Chuck, I will always remember your warm welcoming smile and your sense of humor. You will be greatly missed ❤️

  2. Uncle Chuck you were the best and also my favorite uncle. I didn’t live a lot of my life around you, but the time I did spend with all of you Csolkovits’s was always fun and memorable. Uncle Chuck, I will always remember your warm welcoming smile and your sense of humor. You will be greatly missed ❤️

  3. So very sorry to read this. You all were great neighbors. I remember him helping us when we were stuck near the driveway.

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