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.
Steve F. Mora
Uncle Charlie and Estrada Family please know you are in my thoughts and prayers today and always. Thank You For Your Service To God and Country! RIP Tio. Army Strong!
My deepest condolences. Uncle Charlie will be greatly missed. I have loving memories of Uncle Charle. Always so loving and always ready to give you a hug.
Laura Holly Pennington
Charlie was my Tata for 50 years! Im glad my Grandkids got to spend time with him. Even though I was a step Grandchild he always made me feel loved. He was a pilar of strength. I loved his laugh. My daughter Charlee and my son JD send their love and condolences. My husband Doug is honored to have met him.
My sincerest condolences go out to you Melissa & your family during this time of need. I know your Tata was surrounded by those who loved him to support in his transition.
I am very sad to read of Mr. Estrada’s passing. I appreciated knowing him and playing softball for Coach Estrada. My heartfelt condolences the Chuck, Mike and the entire Estrada family. Rest In Peace Coach.
Dr. Larry Bauer
My deepest condolences to the Estrada family I am forever grateful for all the time that he spent with us playing and coaching baseball at Creighton School summer league program. We will all forever remember coach Charlie Estrada peace be with you.