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 10, 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
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.