August 28, 1934 ~ September 28, 2020

Born in: Tarentum, PA
Resided in: Murrayville, GA

The world lost Charles William Trettel in the early morning of September 28, 2020. While
battling vascular dementia, he developed pneumonia in late summer and passed away
peacefully with his family nearby.

Charles was born on August 28,1934 in Tarentum, Pennsylvania to Michael and Margaret
Trettel. Known to family and friends as Charlie, Buddy or Soupy – his favorite name to be called
was Daddy and PaPo. He grew up and lived his early adult years in the Pittsburgh area.
After serving in the Korean War, Charlie received his undergraduate degree from Mount Union
College. He spent his career as a geologist in the specialized field of seismology with
Vibra-Tech Engineers. He had a passion for all things outdoors; but most specifically rocks,
hunting and fishing. These loves were passed on to his children and grandchildren alike, by
spending countless hours together enjoying the activities.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa M. Trettel of Murrayville; sons Anthony Trettel of Woodstock
and Michael Trettel (Kathy) of Atlanta and daughters Kathy Parker (John) of Lilburn and Jennifer
Craig of Lilburn. Charlie also had two bonus children Andres Tenorio (Tracy) of Murrayville and
Maria Bruns (Bob) of Jefferson. Charlie’s greatest joys came through his seven grandchildren;
Taylor Trettel of Marietta, Charles(Chaz) Trettel of Woodstock, Michael Craig of Lilburn, Reed
Parker of Lilburn, Maggie Craig of Lilburn, Kinzer Trettel of Atlanta and Will Parker of Lilburn,
along with bonus grandchildren Brandon Tenorio and Beau and Jake Bruns. In addition to his
parents, he was preceded in death by his three sisters.

Our father was well loved because he loved so well. He will be missed, but never forgotten, by
all who were lucky enough to ever share his company. We are thankful for family and friends
who have shared their love and prayers with us and him over the last two years. We would
especially like to thank the wonderful staff at Sunrise of Five Forks, where Daddy was a
resident. Their care, support and love was evident every step of the way.

The family welcomes you to join them in celebrating Charlie’s life on Saturday, October 17,
2020, from 2:00 – 6:00pm at Hanarry Estates Clubhouse, 595 Johannah Place, Lilburn, Georgia.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Dementia Spotlight Foundation.

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  1. I have such fond memories of the times spent with the Trettel Family and my heart hurts for you all. Charlie was such a fun person and will be missed.

  2. CandleImageSending my love and prayers to the family during this difficult time. I have fond memories of growing up with the Trettel family and of Mr. Trettel. Rest In Peace Soupy.

  3. So sorry to hear of the loss of your daddy. He must’ve been wonderful because he made some really amazing kids! Praying for and love you all!

  4. Charlie, Vic & my Dad are all back together telling hunting stories in heaven. Loved our times growing up together in Lilburn. Love ya’ll…

  5. So sorry for your Family’s loss. I remember him and also your Mother always having a smile on their face. Deb and I will lift you up in Prayer.

  6. CandleImageMy deepest condolences to all of you. I know how much you all loved your dad. He was always very nice to me and had a big kind smile. Peace be with you all. 🙏

  7. Just a note to the family that we pray for peace in Charlie’s honor. While we never met, hearing stories of his life and times made me appreciate his character and the people in his life that loved him.

    Thank you for sharing that with us


  8. CandleImageWe are so sorry for your loss.. Soupy was one of my favorites.. I will always remember him stopping at my salon everytime he came home to PA.. he always made me feel so special.. kinda like he was checking in for my dad..
    We will all cherish the wonderful memories.. he always had a smile & a laugh for everyone.. his charisma was genuine.. loved him dearly.. will always remember him with a loving hearts& a smile..
    You are all in our prayers..
    With love & sympathy,
    Jeff & Denise

  9. Sending Peace to the entire Trettel extended Family. Charlie was well loved by all the Hill’s – and we were lucky to know him.

    He loved life and if you found yourself in his orbit, how special you felt.

    Much love sent to Muga, Tony, Michael, Kathy & Jen-o and their families. Love All Y’all.


  10. CandleImageHe looks like a wonderful man and a.good long wonderful life. God speed and sincerest condolences to you family.

  11. Dave and I send our love and condolences. Always remember the wonderful times you had together.
    Prayers and hugs to all.
    Dave and Mary Albin

  12. Charlie Trettel to me was a kind, appreciative, wicked smart man ready with a quip or clever remark.
    Everytime I interacted with him he was interested, funny, and insightful.

    My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Trettel family. I feel blessed to have known Charlie.

  13. CandleImageSoupy and my mother Lois were such good friends. I remember Soupy always lifting anyone’s spirits that was around him. So sorry for the loss of all that were close to him. Prayers for comfort. 🙏

  14. Charlie was the nicest person. He told the best stories and was the best listener! I always felt his love, support, and kindness. I have so many wonderful memories from the times I spent at the Trettels.
    My prayers are with you all. xoxo

  15. Always remember blowing stumps out of the ground at the cabin with Charlie. That was one of my favorite college memories.

    Your family is on my heart with Charlie’s passing.

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