Charlie Krikawa | 1923-2012
i'm sorry to say that after a week in the hospital, scott's dad charlie passed away last weekend from congestive heart failure. people at the wake said he was never the same after helen passed away a few years ago and it does seem as though he died of a broken heart.
with no offense to our own parents, my brother and i considered charlie to be our favorite in many ways. he thought we were very talented and always encouraged us. my brother is great at taking things apart and putting them back together again and charlie loved to hear about his latest projects. he's the one who always said i should have a shop, although i'm sure he meant it in the traditional sense.
although he retired long ago, charlie had a furniture store in his neighborhood for many years and people remembered him. they would stop him on the street to tell him they still had pieces purchased in his store 25+ years ago. so many people, including the cutest gray-haired ladies, have been telling us what a wonderful guy he was and with heavy hearts we agree.