Born in Superior, AZ on October 11, 1926. Charlie has joined his wife Maria Cruz of 59 years on March 4, 2013. Charlie retired from Capital Foundry with 30 years of service and enjoyed watching sports, listening to music and reading. Dad is survived by 6 children, Luis, Dahlia, Ruth, Cathy, Debbie and Robert, 19 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 3 great, great-grandchildren, sister Della Mills, brother David, and numerous nieces and nephews.Visitation will be from 6-8pm with a Rosary at 7pm, Wednesday, March 13 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be 10am, Thursday, March 14, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1421 S. 12th Street, Phoenix with Interment to follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.