Charles Edgar Duharte

Charles Edgar Duharte, age 60, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at his residence on Thursday, November 28, 2019.

Charles was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  He lived most of his life in and around Fort Washington, PA.  He married Jay Jackson and they moved to Wilmington, DE.  Chuck was a voracious reader.  He also liked playing his guitar and bass.  Rarely could he be found without guitar in hand.  Chuck was also a musician and enjoyed all types of music.  He had a passion for cars, especially Corvettes – boy, did he enjoy his Corvettes! 

Chuck served his country in the Army.  He never forgot his Army days and pals.  Chuck also worked for the US Postal service for 31 years.  He earned numerous service awards, including Employee of the Quarter.  He was always a conscientious worker and was well-liked by his coworkers.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Jay; his son, Vincenzo; and his mother, Mary Assn.  He has a brother, Mathew, and two sisters, Ann Wetzel and Ellen Harner.  We will miss his effervescent personality, his sense of humor and the prettiest blue eye you ever laid eyes on.  Goodnight, my Love, until we meet again.

Friends and family are invited to visitation on Friday after 10 AM at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road where funeral services will begin at 11 AM.  Burial will follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear, DE at 1 PM.   


Submitted by Joe Elser on
So sorry for your loss! I remember all the fun we had diving and swimming at the Ft. Washington swim club back in the day! You’ll be missed, Chuck! RIP

Submitted by Bob Coleman on
Charles (chuck) was very high caliber of a man Good honest and to me always a good friend, Not easily swayed from his own beliefs and was honored to call him my friend. Hi Jay :((( HI JAY. Man I miss you both sorry so sad to here this. I’m not to-good at this kind of thing. Wishing you well

Submitted by Cyndi Smith on
I am very sorry for your loss. I knew Chuck back in the 80’s at Ft Polk, La. He was the sweetest, most laid back guy. My thoughts are with you and your family.