Charles “Chuck” Rangos, 86, of Follansbee, West Virginia, went home to be with the Lord on March 29, 2022.
He was born September 24, 1935, in Wellsburg, West Virginia, the son of the late Charles and Mary (Kavanas) Rangos. Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Erma Evangelinos Rangos; daughter Deborah Rangos Sliday; son Mark (Kim) Rangos; brother-in-law George Sandonas; grandchildren Summer Sliday, Dawn Briggs, and Derek (Christina) Sliday; and great grandchildren Nora and Eliza Sliday, Alize Burgess, and Stephanie Frazier. Chuck leaves behind many nephews, nieces, godchildren, and cousins. His family meant so much to him.
Chuck is preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Pamela; brothers, George and Raymond Rangos; sisters, Ada Henry, Stacy Bowman, Frances Montalbano, Angela Sandonas, Nea Shutak; and son-in-law, John Sliday.
A 1953 graduate from Wellsburg High School, Chuck worked hard his entire life. He retired from Koppers Chemical Plant and then pursued his passion as a winemaker. He opened the doors of Winemaker’s Loft in Follansbee, West Virginia, in 1997 serving the community providing supplies for making homemade wine and beer. He was known as the “wine doctor” and enjoyed being the business owner. Chuck was the co-founder of the Tri-State Winemaker’s Club.
Chuck was an active member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church having served on the Parish Council several terms, including treasurer and vice president. With great pride, he greeted all who entered the sanctuary for over 40 years.
Calling hours will be Monday, April 4, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (300 South Fourth Street, Steubenville) from 3-7 p.m. and again on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m., Father Matthew Moore and Father Nicholas Halkias will officiate. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (300 South Fourth Street, Steubenville, OH 43952).
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