November 17, 1935- December 28, 2022
Charles Thomas Kravagna (Chuck) age 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 28th from complications related to leukemia. Chuck was born at home in Carbonado, Washington to Hubert and Lottie (Pedrini) Kravagna. Chuck was raised in Black Diamond, Washington, where he enjoyed growing up in a small town, including playing baseball, swimming with cousins at the local lakes, and helping out his grandparents on the family farm. He met the love of his life Rose (Silvestri), in middle school. Chuck graduated from Enumclaw High School in 1954 and they were married in 1956. After finishing high school, he was drafted and spent his training as a Sharpshooter in the Army posted all around Alaska. Upon his return, he spent the next 34 years working for the United States Postal Service. Most of his career was spent as the Postmaster in Enumclaw, Auburn and Bellevue. He worked in philanthropic organizations, including the Lions Club and Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce. In Chuck’s retirement years, he and Rose were able to enjoy traveling the country and cruising to exotic locations. Chuck was an avid golfer and enjoyed many men’s trips with close friends. He enjoyed gardening and grew impressive edible gardens for years. Chuck’s great love was saved for his family. He is survived by his wife, Rose, daughter, Kim (Richard) son, Nick (Stephanie), three grandchildren, Clark, Aleshia, and Nicole, and three great-grandchildren. Chuck’s family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to the Caring Arms Facility, Hospice, and all the physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals who provided care.
A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.