Longtime Antioch Volunteer Charlie Ochoa Passes

Charlie Ochoa at Lynn House Art Gallery

Partner with His Wife Carmen in GATO – Give Always To Others & Company

Jesus Carlos Ochoa “Charlie – the Video Guy”

June 4, 1938 – March 10, 2012 Antioch, California

Beloved husband of 47 years of Carmen Aguilar-Ochoa, father to Carlos Jude and “Papa” to grandson Carlos, passed away on March 11, 2012 at the age of 73.

He was born June 4, 1938 in Antioch, attended Liberty High School in Brentwood, leaving before graduation to join the US Army. Charlie retired from Gaylord, leaving him the time to do what he does best, spend time on creating video documentaries for Give Always to Others & Company, with his wife and spend time with his son and grandson.  He was one of the first and most active community producers for the local cable access channel and touched many lives with the lens of his camera; preserving precious memories for the families and community members in Antioch, Pittsburg, Bay Point, Oakley and Brentwood.

Charlie was very active in the community: current President of Fiberboard Club of Antioch, past member of local scuba dive club, former member of John F. Kennedy Memorial Committee, board member of Give Always to Others & Co.  Charlie was a strong believer in good health and everyday he walked and swam at the gym. He had a smile for everyone he met, but especially for his grandchild, Carlos.  Together they spent time walking to the park, swimming in the pool, recycling cans and plastics for saving bonds for Carlos’s education, teaching him about nature in the park, enjoying watching the squirrels run up and down and feeding the feral cats.  He also enjoyed relaxing in his home in South Lake Tahoe. He spent many mornings with a group of retired friends at Jack in the Box solving the problems of the world.

Charlie is also survived by his brothers and sisters,  Ruben Ochoa of Martinez, Ofelia Pease of Brentwood, Gilbert Ochoa of Seal Beach, Grace Bustos of Oakley, and  John Ochoa of Fairfield.

A memorial mass will be held Monday, March 19th, 10 AM at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Antioch. The family wishes masses to be held in his name or donation to a favorite charity, such as Give Always to Others & Co.

Courtesy of the Antioch Arts & Cultural Foundation website – To see more photos of Charlie, please visit the page on their website by clicking here.

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Charlie Ochoa at Lynn House Art Gallery

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