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In Loving Memory

Sarkisian, Charles

May 20, 1929 - March 2, 2024

Charles Sarkisian, 94, of St Louis, MO passed away peacefully on March 2, 2024 at Mercy Hospice South-de Greeff Hospice House.
Charlie was born in St Louis on May 20,1929 to his beloved parents the late Servert (Moscofian) and Khosrof Sarkisian who instilled in him a strong work ethic and pride in his Armenian heritage.
He was preceded in death by his best friend and wife Connie (Boscia), his loving sister Star Tatosian and his adored grandson Ryan Pelattini. He is survived by his daughters Janice Amleshi, Lori (Amir) Pelattini, his grandchildren Natalie Amleshi, Paul Amleshi and Sean Pelattini, sister Suzanne (the late Richard) NcNeal, brother Edward and numerous nieces and nephews.
Charlie grew up in the Baden neighborhood of North St Louis where he attended Baden Elementary school and Beaumont High School. After serving in the Korean War he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Washington University School of Law in 1954. He established a successful practice in downtown St louis, working tirelessly for his clients until his retirement at the age of 70.
Charlie married Connie, his beautiful Italian wife and love of his life on April 12, 1958. Together they enjoyed 50 years of marriage until her death in 2008. He remained devoted to her until his death and never stopped talking about how much he missed her. Charlie’s hobbies were diverse and widespread. He was an avid poker player who often played with a tight knit group of friends, many who had been together since their college days. He was always willing to take out a deck of cards and start a game at any social function. A lover of knowledge, he was a voracious reader and encouraged this in his children and grandchildren. He loved a beautiful sunny day and getting outside. He attributed his health and longevity to his walking 4 miles almost everyday into his late 80s. Anyone who joined him would be left in the dust, unable to keep up with his fast pace.
He was a man of honesty and integrity and a true gentleman. A good friend and neighbor to many. But above everything else Charlie was a family man. A devoted husband, loving son, father and grandfather. He was the irreplaceable patriarch of our family. His kindness, compassion, and wise guidance will forever be missed.
Special thank you to his many caretakers, especially Kian Mehdi for his loving care.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the National Tay Sachs and Allied Disease Association at NTSAD.org

SERVICES:  Visitation on Friday March 8, 2024 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at The Gathering Webster 921 Edgar Rd Webster Groves, MO 63119, with funeral service beginning immediately at 10:30 am. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements by Kutis Affton Chapel.


6 thoughts on “Sarkisian, Charles”

  1. My sincere and deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Charles Sarkisian on the loss of your loved one. Praying for strength and peace .🙏

  2. Charlie was great and kind man and good friend.
    To be honest he was like my grandfather.
    I am very sorry about your loss.
    I have great memories with him.
    I miss him so much.

  3. With deepest condolences to Janice and Lori and his extended family, may his great memories be with you forever. He was a wonderful man. He will be missed.

  4. He was highly respected by his fellow attorneys for his intelligence and knowledge of the law. He was a very skilled trial attorney and achieved excellent results for his clients. He dedicated his law practice to representing the “little guy” against corporations and insurance companies. He brought great honor to the legal profession throughout his long and distinguished career.

  5. Charlie was one the last of the good guys remaining.He gave me some of the most precious and fatherly advice of my life.Just a classic hardworking, decent,family guy.He finally got what he was missing and that to be next to his dear wife again.I will miss him tremendously.You are in a better place than all of us.Rest in peace.


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