Charles Victor Jonaitis has sadly passed away at the age of 84. Born on November 8, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois, Charles lived a life filled with love and passion until his peaceful departure on October 17, 2023, in Kansas City. He was married to his wife, Lillian Goldsmith-Jonaitis on July 16, 1988, and shared 30 years together.
Charles was an exceptional individual who found joy in simple pleasures and cherished his family above all else. Known for his unwavering faith, he attended and took great pleasure in going to St. Therese Catholic Church North. His devoutness provided him with guidance and strength throughout his life.
A man of diverse interests, Charles had an immense love for country music and enjoyed immersing himself in its soulful melodies. Additionally, he was an avid sports enthusiast who reveled in the adrenaline and excitement that comes with athletic competition. Among the various sports he adored, hockey held a special place in his heart.
A true family man, Charles was deeply devoted to his loved ones. Charles also had a strong connection with his siblings who preceded him in death: Eileen Vollinger and Therese Sokolski; as well as his beloved daughter: Therese Eileen Johnson and son in law: Johnny Johnson.
Charles was immensely proud of his children. He leaves behind three sons: David and Julie Jonaitis of Livonia, MO; Anthony and Tammy Jonaitis of Kansas City, MO; Andrew Jonaitis of Millersburg, MO; as well as one loving daughter: Barbara Selvy and Frank Montes of Kansas City, MO; step-son Robert Blake of Palm Springs, CA, and previous wife: Henrietta Jonaitis of Millersburg, MO.
The legacy that Charles leaves behind extends to generations beyond his own. He was blessed with twelve grandchildren, whose laughter filled his heart with immeasurable happiness. As time went on, Charles was overjoyed to welcome twenty-four great-grandchildren into his life, each one bringing a renewed sense of wonder and joy. He had one great-grandchild and amidst the celebration of his legacy, he eagerly awaited the arrival of one more great-great-grandchild.
Charles honorably served in the US Air Force. His military service demonstrated his unwavering dedication to serving his country and reflected the core values that guided his life.
Charles Victor Jonaitis will forever be remembered as a remarkable individual who touched the lives of all who had the pleasure of knowing him. His warm smile, gentle nature, and unwavering love for family will be missed dearly.
As we gather to bid farewell to Charles, let us hold onto fond memories and celebrate a life lived to the fullest. May his spirit find eternal peace, and may we find solace in cherishing the memories he left behind.