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Posted by: News_Desk on 03/06/2017 10:43 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 03/09/2017 01:23 PM
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Chuck Duffy 1934 ~ 2017 (Update...Services March 11th)

Angels Camp, CA...Angels Camp lost one of its angels Thursday, March 2 2017. Chuck Duffy (Country Cloth Shop) passed away suddenly surrounded by family, he was 83 years old. He was a US Navy Veteran. Born in Detroit Michigan, he moved to Los Angeles at the age of 9 then to Alhambra, Calif where he lived until joining the Navy. Attended Mark Keppel High school where he met & married the love of his life, Ginger. Married 62 ½ years, they raised 6 children & were blessed with 13 grandchildren & one great grandson. He learned his expertise in electronics in the Navy, worked for Kaiser Aerospace in the Bay Area for 17 years, then moved to Angels Camp in 1980 to purchase the Country Cloth Shop and began a new phase in their life.

Chuck will be remembered for his sense of humor and his loyalty to family & friends. He gave the best hugs. He will be missed by all who were lucky enough to have known him. He was always ready with a handshake, wave, or one of his famous hugs. He never missed an opportunity to acknowledge a policeman, fireman, or veteran…he had the utmost respect for those serving others.

Holidays were always special to Chuck, he & Ginger were Santa & Mrs. Claus for several years in the annual Angels Camp Christmas parade. Chuck once served on the city planning commission and was a member of the Angels Camp Business Assn. One of his greatest joys was being active in his beloved Angels Camp community.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth & Joan Duffy, his brother Kenneth & his sister Arlene. Chuck is survived by Ginger Duffy, his wife of 62 years; his children, Teri (John), Kathy (Rocky), Wendy (Mike), Sheryl (Andy), Annette (Ray), and (FINALLY) his only son Steve (Erica); his grandchildren, JC (Charlette), Steven (Katie), Beau, Ronnie (Sarah), Alisha, Carrie, Lori, Lee, Kayla, Brenna, Travis, Jamie, and Ryan; his great grandson Nicky; his brother Neal & sister Carol, sister-in-law Vickie, brother-in-law Fred; and numerous nieces & one nephew.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Chuck Duffy at 1pm Saturday, March 11 at the Angels Camp Gun Club. Pot luck if you would like to bring something to share. There will be a small family gathering for a blessing at noon and at 1:00 the Navy Color Guard will start the celebration. The Duffy family would like to thank the community for surrounding us with love that cannot be compared to anything, one of the reasons Chuck loved this community so much!

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Chuck’s memory to Youth Connections Foundation Underserved & Gifted Program. This is an after school program in the bay area aimed at helping the city’s less fortunate teens achieve their artistic ambitions. This program is operated by Chuck’s grandson, Ronnie Patania.

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Chuck Duffy
Posted on: 2017-03-06 11:06:17   By: Anonymous
I am so very sorry to hear that Chuck has passed on. I really liked him so much and will miss him.

Jacque Hash

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    Re: Chuck Duffy
    Posted on: 2017-03-06 11:37:53   By: Anonymous
    Chuck was an excellent sewing machine repair person, and the only technician I trusted to service my machines.
    I will miss his smile and kind words.
    Ginger and family, I am so sorry for your loss.
    He was a wonderful man.

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    Re: Chuck Duffy
    Posted on: 2017-03-06 19:05:23   By: Anonymous
    RIP Veteran. Thank you for your Service.

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      Re: Chuck Duffy
      Posted on: 2017-03-06 22:04:56   By: Anonymous
      A Navy man through and through.

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Chuck Duffy
Posted on: 2017-03-06 14:40:30   By: Anonymous
This is such sad news. My heart goes out to Ginger and their family. Cathy Fitzpatrick

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-03-06 18:33:09   By: Anonymous
Ginger and family, we are so sorry for your loss and will let Chuck's Kaiser family know of his passing. He was always special to us, great sense of humor and yes I loved his big bear hugs too.
Bonnie and Jim Goebel

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-03-07 07:58:36   By: Anonymous
Thank you for your service Chuck. Your smiling face will be missed!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-03-07 13:40:22   By: Anonymous
You will be missed, I always loved see you and Ginger at the store

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Great man, great neighbor
Posted on: 2017-03-13 22:21:56   By: Anonymous
I have know Mr. Duffy since I was 8 years old. He was my parent's neighbor, and a wonderful person. I moved to NV in 2012, but whenever I would come back, I would make it a point to go see him at the store or at home. I was truly blessed to know him. My heart goes out to Ginger and the rest of his family.
Debbie Gazetti Powers

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