John Francis Charvet

January 28, 1949 - July 24, 2015
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John was born on January 28, 1949 in Oakland, CA. to John Francis Sr. & Doris Charvet. He grew up in San Francisco with his sister Dore Mae and brothers Jim, Mark & Philip. He served his country in Vietnam and then came home and became a successful businessman. He married the love of his life Darlene on August 5, 1972 and was devoted to his four children Michelle, Monique, John August, & Brian as well as his two grandchildren Aiden & Alexis.

Family was the most important thing to him and he was loved by many. His most recent role as “papa” was one of his favorites. He loved his grandchildren so much and found much joy in sharing in their lives.

He will be missed, but remembered for the kind, giving, and fun person he was. He was always there for anyone that was in need, and he always had a funny story or joke to share that was followed by his infectious laugh.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Darlene, his daughters, Michelle with husband Brian and two grandchildren Aiden & Alexis, Monique with wife Anna, and two sons, John August, and Brian with partner Melissa. His sister Dore Mae, three brothers, Jim, Mark & Philip, and many other family and friends.

He is joining his parents John Francis Sr. & Doris Mae Charvet.

Memorial service will be held at Sunset View Mortuary, 101 Colusa Avenue, El Cerrito, CA on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: St. Cornelius School, John Charvet Scholarship Fund, 201 28th Street, Richmond, CA 94804.

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Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, January 1, 1970

Sunset View Cemetery Association


101 Colusa Avenue, El Cerrito, CA, 94530

Memorial Information

Date: Monday, August 3, 2015

Time: 11:00 am

Sunset View Mortuary


101 Colusa Ave, El Cerrito, CA, 94530

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Born: January 28, 1949
Died: July 24, 2015

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Gina Agostinelli posted on 11/2/15

So sad today to learn that John has passed. I'm sorry I wasn't aware until now, to have missed the service to celebrate his life. Will and I will miss John very much. We always looked forward to our trips to the coin shop to have John look at whatever we were bringing in, but also to just chat and hear what John would happen to be talking about. I'll never forget him going on about how the city of El Cerrito installed those parking hoops for locking bikes to, and the big cement blocks "to sit on for your enjoyment," that just happen to be in front of his store, as well as several others along San Pablo. He didn't approve, he felt it was a waste of money. I might just have to agree with him on that one, especially the comfortable cement blocks? When Will and I pass those big blocks we often recollect John's discussion of those blocks and laugh with him! I will really miss interacting with John, the kind and fun man that he was, but I'm kind of glad the city installed all of those cement blocks, because I will smile when I see them and think of John in his shop complaining about them, and all of the other fun times we had in visiting John! We also are glad that John once stumbled into one of our sales in this last year, and we enjoyed running into him at Safeway once as well. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family during this time.


Nicole Marie posted on 8/5/15

My Uncle John was one of the greatest. I have so many great memories with him. His laugh truly lifted me. One memory... he was watching my younger sister and I while Auntie Darlene was out of town. For a special treat Auntie would make us chocolate milk and she would only let us use two scoops of Nesquick powder. Well this one time Uncle John let us make it ourselves and we put so much Nesquick in our glass of milk it was practically syrup. But he let us have it and it was such a fun secret! I remember how much he loved all of his kids. How he would make jokes with eachother them. How much he loved holding Lizzy, and Lizzy would just fall asleep with ONLY Uncle John. How he told me he was proud of me. He told me I was raising a bright child and that I was doing a good job. And I know he meant it. I will always miss you Uncle John.


JERRY & TOOTS ROY posted on 8/1/15

Jerry & I will miss you so. We have such fond memories of our trips to Reno with you & Darlene.. We are praying for your beautiful family - for strength during this difficult time. Much Love, Jerry & Toots (Tobin) Roy


Michelle Keirle posted on 9/1/15

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