Charles “Charlie” DeSando, 84, of Limerick, passed away Saturday December 14, 2019. Born in Jersey City, NJ, he was the son of the late Rosario and Helena (Pastore) DeSando.
Charles served in the US Navy for 4 years as a boiler operator on the USS Vogelgesang (DD-862). He received the National Defense Service Medal and the Navy Occupation Service medal and was honorably discharged. He later returned to high school to earn his diploma.
Surviving are three daughters Cathy DeSando, Susan Shenberger, wife of Christian, and Gina Silvestris; four grandchildren Zachary Mahl, Stephen Hernandez, Ivy Silvestris, and Adrienne Silvestris; one brother Anthony DeSando husband of Marge; and two nephews, Anthony and Joseph.
Charles grew up in Jersey City, NJ where he developed and maintained many lifelong friendships until his passing. He retired from AT&T after 25 years of service. Since retirement, he enjoyed trying different jobs over the years, such as school bus driver, truck driver, and landscaper for the Pinellas County parks in Florida.
Among his many accomplishments, Charles earned his private pilot’s license and several certifications for horticulture and landscape design. Some of his hobbies included gardening, practicing yoga, going to the shooting range and watching football.
A memorial service will be held January 18th at 11:30 am at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Rd., Royersford, PA 19468. Interment will be private. Visitation will be held from 11:00am to 11:30am at the funeral home. A light reception is immediately following the service at the Loft at Landis Creek Golf Course, 765 North Lewis Road, Limerick, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Charles’ memory to the National Kidney Foundation.

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