CHARLES D. FULGENZI
Charles D. Fulgenzi, 73, a life long resident of Las Vegas, passed away on Wednesday at his residence following an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles J. and Feloniz Martinez Fulgenzi; twin sons, Donald and Roland Fulgenzi; a sister-in-law, Yvonne Fulgenzi; and a nephew, Gregory Fulgenzi. He is survived by his wife of 36 years Theresa Sandoval; two daughters, Delia Engh and her daughter Rachel of Las Vegas, NV and Nina Cardenas and husband Joe of Las Cruces, NM; four sons: Charles L. Fulgenzi Jr. and wife Patricia of Seattle, WA, Joseph R. Fulgenzi and partner Robert A. McCain of Kansas City, MO, Robert Gatti and wife Lisa of Rio Rancho, NM, and Greg Gatti and wife Mandy of Phenix City, AL; two brothers, Gene Fulgenzi of Santa Fe and Leroy Fulgenzi and wife Roberta of Las Vegas, NM; one sister, Dora Garcia and husband Robert of Tempe, AZ; 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.Charlie was born in Las Vegas, NM on November 18, 1933. He graduated from Las Vegas High School. On May 28, 1952 he enlisted in the Unites States Navy and was stationed a board the USS General William Mitchell. He received the Good Conduct Medal, China Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Ribbon. He was honorably discharged on May 18, 1956 at the U. S. Receiving Station in Seattle, WA. From 1966 to 2003 years he worked with his family at the Fulgenzi Plumbing and Heating Company. On April 18, 1970 he was united in marriage to Theresa Sandoval here in Las Vegas. He was the District Administrator for the Little League Program for 33 years having been in charge for eight Little League Teams in his District. He was a member of B. P. O. Elks Lodge #408 where he assisted with the free throw competition and also worked bingos. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and San Juan Argonne Post #1547 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of the Las Vegas City Council from 1992 to 1996 and was a basketball and football official and was involved in the Special Olympics and was a big booster of the Robertson High School Tennis Team. A life long catholic, he was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and was an usher at the church for 25 years.A rosary will be recited this evening at 7:00 p.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church by a long time friend, Artie Geoffrion. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 8:00 a.m. also from the Church. The interment with military honors will be at 10:30 a.m. in the Santa Fe National Cemetery.In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorials be made to your local Little League Program. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.gonzalesfunerals.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Billy G. Rogers at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd., 425-9319.