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Updated: 12/01/2013 08:00:02AM

Charles David Bader

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Charles David “Chuck” “Chachi” Bader, 56, of Venice, Fla., and a former resident of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Miami, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, as a result of an automobile accident.

He was born Oct. 1, 1957, in Miami.

Charles lived his life with a smile on his face and a joke on his lips. There wasn’t a waitress, cashier, bartender, or random person waiting in line in front of him that he didn’t connect with. He brightened the days of everyone he encountered and everyone lucky enough to be in his life. Charles embraced life and lived with a passion. He did everything in a big way. Charles lived big, loved big and laughed big. He had an amazing heart and helped everyone he could whenever possible. Charles didn’t just let you borrow his truck, he would help you carry, lift, move and, when needed, help you put it back together. He had an incredible zest for life and accomplished more in an average day than most people do in a week. Charles loved to sail with his family, fish with friends, travel with loved ones, and tell his jokes to anyone who would listen. He touched the lives of so many. If he touched your life, you were lucky.

He is survived by his loving family, including his three children, Matthew, Jordan and Jael; mother, Carolyn; brother, Douglas; sister, Elizabeth; and his beloved Michelle. Charles was preceded in death by his father, Robert M. Bader, Attorney, who passed away last year.

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Moose Lodge 2121, 3462 Loveland Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33980. Please bring a favorite “Chuck” story or joke to share, and dress colorfully to reflect the colorful life he lived. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, via Friends may visit online at to sign the guestbook and extend condolences to the family.

Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.

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