Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road


CHARLES C. “Chuck” TARANTINO. Age 85. Beloved husband of Sheila (nee Kenny). Loving father of Eileen Maier (Jon), Teresa, Margaret, and Lisa (Tim Wiltshire). Beloved grandfather of Jacob (Sarah) and William Maier, and Renick and Jonah Wiltshire. Dear son of the late Charles and Mary. Dear brother of the late Ada. Beloved uncle and friend of many.

Charles was an accomplished musician, entertaining at many parties, weddings, and happy events. He worked for many years at the Cleveland Plain Dealer as Classified Advertising Manager and National Advertising Manager. He also taught business at Tri-C West for many years. He served on the boards of many local organizations and often gave seminars in marketing and advertising. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Catholic Charities.

VISITATION SUN. 3/19 FROM 12 noon-4:00 PM AT ZABOR FUNERAL HOME 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma, OH 44129. FUNERAL MASS, MON. 3/20, 11:00 AM AT ST. CHARLES BORROMEO CHURCH. To offer condolences visit the new website

Messages of Condolence

  1. Prayers, love, condolences, Sheila. Chuck fought long and hard. May he rest in eternal peace. God bless the Tarantino family as we remember the good times we all shared. Love, Joan and Bob

  2. Teresa,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Teresa,
    I remember him fondly…our college years and then some. My thoughts and prayers for you and the family.
    All the best to you and everyone at this difficult time.


  4. Teresa and family… my most sincere condolences.

    He was a good, gentle soul and an honest gentlemen who will be missed.

  5. Dear Sheila & Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss.
    Chuck was a fine gentleman and respected fiend of many people at the Plain Dealer, I for one, was one of them.
    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers! God Bless

    Jack and Carol

  6. Sending our thoughts and prayers to the Tarantino Family on the passing of our dear neighbor, Chuck Tarantino. May he Rest in Peace. The Pasal & Carpenter Family

  7. Dear Sheila and family
    On behalf of the Dick and Mary Ward family, I would like to express our sincere condolences and prayers. May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
    Peace, Mike Ward, OFM

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