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Charles John Falanga III

July 14, 1939 ~ November 29, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

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Surrounded by his loving family, Charles Falanga stepped peacefully into his heavenly home on a clear crisp late November day in 2023. Born to Charles & Ruth Falanga in New Orleans, Charlie was a man of faith, a steadfast friend and deeply dedicated to his family.
An active and beloved member of Word of Faith Temple, Charles served as a Deacon and Head Usher for many years. His faith in Jesus and reliance upon God’s Word guided Charlie’s decisions and actions. Integrity, character and honesty formed the foundation of his life.
After earning a Business Administration degree from Louisiana State University New Orleans, Charles entered the U.S. Army to complete Officer Candidate School and served with pride as a 1st Lieutenant-Infantry responsible for recruiting stations in the Omaha, Nebraska region.
Charlie was an automobile enthusiast and enjoyed his career in the automotive sector including Porsche, BMW and especially his long term work with Mercedes-Benz. An exciting memory is his business trip to Porsche headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany and his opportunity to drive on the Hockenheim racing circuit. There, Charlie was told he had race driver potential but decided against that move for the security of his young family.
A brilliant man of many talents, Charlie’s interests included hot rod cars, fishing with his Daddy in their classic Thunderbird boat, and family roadtrip adventures to the Rocky and Smoky mountains. Many happy memories were made in Florida, especially at the Panama City and Pensacola Beaches. Charlie was an avid motorcyclist and loved Saturday rides with his friends, including his beloved Pastor Charles Green. Passionate about the culture and language of Italy, a special highlight of Charlie’s later years was his role as a background actor in an Italian themed movie and the friends he made on the film set.
Charles was married to Sheron for 60 years. He is remembered as a loving family man, a trustworthy friend and a faithful Christian. He believed in giving one-hundred percent effort to any task at hand. His kindness and diligence will continue as an example to guide the lives of those who knew and loved him.
The family will be forever grateful to Foundations Hospice for their compassionate care.
A Christian service in memory of Charles’ life will take place Saturday, December 9, 2023 at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA. 70001. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM with the service at 11:00 AM. Interment next to his parents at his much-loved Old Jefferson of the New Orleans area.
Charlie is survived by his wife, daughters, granddaughter and sister.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
December 9, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Garden of Memories Funeral Home
4900 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70001

Service
Saturday
December 9, 2023

11:00 AM
Garden of Memories Funeral Home
4900 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70001

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