Charlie Dileo, 93, of Bryan, passed away Monday November 9, 2015. His life will be celebrated with funeral services beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 14, 2015, at St. Michael’s Chapel, 2402 S. College Ave in Bryan, Texas. A time for visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Bryan. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.
Charlie was born October 9, 1922 in Bryan, Texas, to Luke and Mary Dileo. He was a lifetime resident of Bryan, and he owned Charlie’s Furniture Store, from which he eventually retired. Charlie was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, for which he served during WWII in France. He was also a member of the American Legion Earl Graham Post 159 in Bryan.
Fishing, cattle raising, and hay growing, were some of Charlie’s favorite activities. He also enjoyed spending time with family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Francis Palermo Dileo; daughter, Charlene Leonard; brothers, Brazos, Tony, Lee Dileo; sisters, Josephine Buford and Louise Brimberry.
Survivors include her son, Roger Dileo; brother, Luke Dileo; sister, Frances DeMottier; grandsons, Jerry Leonard Jr, James Leonard, Lee Michael Leonard; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks you send contributions in Charlie’s honor to the charity of your choice.
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Roger, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. He was good friends with my dad, Clarence, and they worked well together. He always had a nice smile and very friendly to all. With deepest sympathy.
I remember your Dad being so helpful, good-natured and funny! Do you remember when we would come to your house as kids. Our parents would play dominos. Clarence Fojtik considered your Dad one of his best buddies. They are “hamming” it up right now.
On this Veteran’s Day I also want to thank your Dad for his bravery and service in WWII. What an amazing generation of strong men.
God bless you and all the family. You have my sympathy.
Condolences to the Dileo family. May Jehovah the “God of Comfort” bring you comfort and peace at this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3 & 4). Your family are in our prayers.