Charles E. Estrada, born 1917 in Casa Grande, Arizona, passed away on July 30, 2022 at 104 glorious years. Charles was a WWII Army vet. He retired as an engineering inspector from Goodyear Aerospace. He was active in sports most of his life as a Little League coach, adult softball player and coach, high school football referee, umpire, as well as supervising umpire for parks and recreation.
He is preceded in death by his spouse, Frances and daughter Laura Thompson (Wayne). Charles is survived by his children Sylvia Canas, Irene Pennington (Alvin), Charles Jr. (Darlene), Mike (Jayne), 16 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 14 great great grandchildren.
Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Friday, August 5, 2022 at St. Mary’s Basilica, 231 N. 3rd Street in Phoenix at 10:00a.m. with a rosary to be prayed at 9:30a.m. Interment will follow at St. Frances Catholic Cemetery in Phoenix.