October 21, 1958 ~ January 15, 2008
Charles A. "Chuck" Bechtol
Born in Covina, CA, on October 21, 1958, passed away unexpectedly January 15, 2008 at his Alhambra home. Chuck lived in San Pedro for most of his life, graduating from Dana Jr. High and San Pedro High Schools; he received his B.A. from Excelsior College in New York. Chuck worked for the Los Angeles County Probation Department for some years, then left the County to begin social work with an agency providing assistance in daily living for persons with disabilities. Chuck is survived by his wife, Mei Zhu of Alhambra, his parents, Gilbert and Mary Ellen Bechtol of San Pedro, his sisters Nancy (Dean) Andrews of San Pedro, Helen (Kim) Jensen of El Paso, TX, Jean (Greg) Brooks of Truckee, CA, Karen (George) Rich of Charlottesville, VA, Marian (Tony) Stavros of San Pedro, and brother, John (Marta) of Madison, WI, as well as 17 nieces and nephews. He especially enjoyed our family gatherings; his humor and outlook on life will be missed by his family and friends. Visitation will be Sunday, January 20th at McCormick Mortuary in Redondo Beach, Funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Church on Monday, January 21st at 10:00. Interment will be private.
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