Charles Richard Martinchich passed away on Monday September 30th, 2019 after an extended illness.  Chuck was born on October 27, 1937 to Maxwell & Barbara (Smecker).  He had 2 older brothers:  Rudolph (Rudy) and Robert (Mart).  Chuck married his wife Patricia (Horgan) on April 15, 1961 and last celebrated their 58th anniversary.  He proudly served in the Army Reserves & graduated from Robert Morris College with an Accounting Degree.  Chuck & Pat were blessed with 2 daughters:  Susan (Gray) & Karen.  Chuck worked his way up in the corporate insurance industry at Maryland Casualty Company in Pittsburgh, Omaha, Baltimore and finally Atlanta.  He went on to become a popular realtor in the metro Atlanta area always going the extra mile for his customers,  Chuck lit up when he became a grandfather in 1987 & 1988.  He adored "his boys" Andrew & Brandon Gray.  Chuck was known for his wry sense of humor, giving spirit & smile for everyone he came in contact with.  He truly never met a stranger & would go out of his way to spread unexpected kind gestures to brighten someones day.  The staff at Brand Bank have known Chuck since 1979 & fondly remember him coming in often to get all the silver dollars they had in the tills & chatting with each of them.  Each morning he would put several in his pocket to give out to people he interacted with.  Chuck was a member of St John Neuman Catholic Church.  He had a beautiful singing voice & sang in several choirs over the years.  Chuck & Pat both sang in the choir at St. John Neuman for many years.  Over the years he loved to travel, bowl, collect antiques, see old cars and watch Steelers football-- he was an avid fan!  Both he and Pat were dog lovers adopting dogs over the years that became family.  They even were involved in showing & bred champions of his favorite breed of all the English Bulldog.  Chuck never fully retired from Real Estate & was working with clients until his illness 11 months ago.
He is survived by his wife Patricia (Horgan), Daughter Karen, Daughter Susan (Gray), her husband Charles Gray, & their sons Andrew Gray & Brandon Gray.  His brothers, Rudolph Martinchich & Robert Martinchich, along with their many children.  His sister in law Diane Mariani.
Charles will be cremated and the family has planned a memorial service.  The Memorial Mass will be held at Saint John Neuman Catholic Church 801 Tom Smith Road, Lilburn GA  30047  on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 11:00 am.  The family will visit with friends immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family of Charles Martinchich, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046.

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  1. Dearest Susan – Ted and I are so sorry to hear that your Dad passed. He was such a wonderful person who was so friendly, kind, and interesting. I will always remember him taking us to the Seals and Crofts concert as young teens and showing Ted and I around Atlanta on one of our visits there. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. May memories fill your heart and the days ahead. Love you all.

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