Charles N. “Chuck” Scaffidi

Dec 11, 1950 - Jan 23, 2022

71, of Dunbar, WI, was called home into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 23, 2022 after enduring many serious medical issues over the course of his life.

Loss of his right leg to diabetes, congestive heart failure, severe arthritis in his neck and upper shoulders making it very painful and impossible for him to walk or stand entirely upright, and in the last three weeks of life total renal kidney failure.

Born to the late Charles and Ruth (Bornheimer) Scaffidi on December 11, 1950, in Milwaukee, WI, the eldest of four children. He attended grade school in Milwaukee, graduating from Washington High School in Two Rivers, WI. He then moved back to Milwaukee with his family, continuing to live with his family assisting his parents and siblings in the upkeep of their home and vehicles while working as a supervisor optician at Herslof Optical for over 35 years.

In 1985 Chuck met Rose Marie Kremer, a neighbor, and while planning to spend the rest of their lives together they were married on October 11, 1986 in Milwaukee. They truly enjoyed being together for over 37 years of marriage and were very seldom seen apart from each other.

Chuck was an avid motorcyclist from age 18 and throughout his life. He and his wife rode together as often and as many places as possible throughout their years together.

The couple raised their five children in what was at the time a rural farming community in Cedarburg, WI with a two-story dairy barn, built in 1856 in their front yard. Records revealed that the lower barn was a stop as part of the Historic Underground Railroad that assisted many slaves to find freedom in the North during the Civil War.

In July, 2009, Chuck retired from Herslof Optical and they built their long hoped for log home on Young’s Lake in Dunbar, WI. Although the couple’s 5 children, their spouses and grandchildren live in various states across the country, Chuck was always looking forward to opportunities to enjoy spending time with them whenever it was possible to get together.

Chuck had a special touch with engines and machines of all kinds. He always seemed to be able to get the most stubborn vehicle engine to turn over and get it running right. He had been a weight lifter in his younger years with a shoulder measurement of sixty inches. He was often teased that with his size he was intimidating the engines into running. A big hearted, compassionate person, he and his wife consistently donated items to the Amberg Food Pantry and provided special treats of homemade jams at Christmas for many years. One of Chuck’s favorite past times was sharing some of his many stories with family and friends. His warm, wonderful smile and laugh was always part of his story telling. He had many friendships that involved lasting relationships many years old. He was a true, honest, gentle, loving man, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He is already missed so much.

Survivors include Chuck’s wife Rose, his children and their spouses: Christopher P. (Karen Needels) Scaffidi, Corvallis, OR, Jonathan P Scaffidi, Philadelphia, PA, Nicole M. (Tom) Warren, Gainesville, FL, Benjamin J. (Cheryl) Scaffidi, Allenton, WI, Danielle A. (Kevin) Lennox, Clearwater, FL. His grandchildren: Patrick T., Sean C., Veronica A., Nicholas W., Charlotte Rose Warren, Connor J, Siena Rose Scaffidi, and Cameron A. and Ian F. Lennox. He is also survived by his special sister, Linda J. Scaffidi, West Allis, WI, and a brother Clarke Scaffidi, Texas. He was preceded in death by both of his parents and his sister Elyse M. Scaffidi.

A Memorial Service and Celebration of Chuck’s Life is being planned for this summer.

Roubal Funeral Home is assisting the family with cremation and services.

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David (Peterson) Alquist

I'm so sorry for your loss. It was an honor to meet and talk to Chuck. whenever we were outside, he always stopped to chat with us when riding his scooter to get the mail He was a wonderful person.

Karen Barlow (Scaffidi)

I am so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace now without the pain and suffering. cousin Karen

Ken & Margaret Mattison

Our sincere condolences in your loss of Chuck. He always had a broad smile and greeting to share. You will certainly miss him. May God give you many good memories to recall and may He comfort all of you. Our love to you.

Brenda Johnson

Susan Haas

So sorry for you loss of Chuck. We met at a Biefeld celebration many years ago, sorry Ben for the loss of you father. Hold memories dear in your heart and accept our prayers and condolences. Sincerely, Sue and Dave Haas Grafton WI

Barb and Larry Kalbas

Rose and Family So sorry to hear of your loss of Chuck. I still remember him on his Harly driving around the corner he would look for you in the yard. I worked at the drug store on the corner, He asked about you every time he came into the store. He asked you to marry him when he and his friends were singing in your back yard. He always made life exciting. I cannot imagine the void he has left in your life. You are in our prayers Love Barb and Larry

Allen DeRosier

After the Scaffidi family moved to Two Rivers, Wi., it wasn't long and everyone in the neighborhood started hanging out at their home. Everyone knows of a place when they grew up that made them welcome. That's how our friendship started. Chuck would pick me up daily for the ride to Washington High and Linda would be sitting in the front seat between us. On the weekends Chuck would pick me up and we would take in a movie or just cruise the area. What a great time to live. Chuck, you lived a great life, you will be missed by many. Love you, Chuck, Love you, Linda. To Rose and the family, please accept our prayers. Allen and Nancy DeRosier

John and Alice O’Brien

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Peterson

We are terribly sorry for your loss. Chuck was a good man, friend, and neighbor.

Bruce Wadsworth

I met him 53 years ago, he was an awesome brother to the sister I was dating. He was a wonderful man then and we talked last year and both suggested that we would really like to spend some time with each other because he’s not grown up so different from what he was he didn’t change he’s a loving caring person and maintained it and even accelerated it.You are missed, and will be missed

Jason Robert Houts

Only met this man once, yet he brought out emotions in me and made an influence in my life that one time. May we ride together someday. R.I.P Chuck

Glenn Barclay

So sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing, I have known Chuck for over 40 years and he was my special friend. I pray for the family and Rose in these tuff times. Chuck was a kind soul and will always be rembered!

Linda scaffidi

RIP chuck I love you