Charley Joseph Cordova, known by “Chuck” to those who knew him, passed away peacefully in his own bed on October 19, 2017 at the age of 79 years.
Chuck was born in Orange, Calif., to parents Nicholas Cordova Jr. and Ramona Duarte on January 4, 1938. Though he was born here in California, he spent his childhood in Nebraska. He met his wife of 57 years, Delores Cordova, in 1960, via mail. They were pen-pals who later married. It wasn’t until 1972 that Chuck, Dee and their four children moved back to California and settled down in Fallbrook.
Chuck will be forever remembered by his wife, Dee, and their children, Terry (Karen) Cordova, Tammy (Kevin) Green, Peggy (Mike) Crain, Kerry Doyle, Vinnie Cordova and Tervino Cordova; by their 11 grandchildren; by their six great-grandchildren; and by many other loving family members and friends. He will be greatly missed.
A celebration of Chuck’s life will be held on October 31, at St. Peter’s church in Fallbrook at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at the Riverside National Cemetery at 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, CA.