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Charles Edward Vark Sr.

08/16/1933 - 06/28/2023
Service Date: 07/06/2023
Service Time: 10:30 AM
Service Location: Bunker University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85213
Visitation Date: 07/06/2023
Visitation Time: 10:00 AM
Visitation Location: Bunker University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85213

Charles “Charlie” Edward Vark, Sr., at the age of 89, went home to Jesus peacefully surrounded by his family on June 28, 2023.  He was born August 16, 1933 in Hannibal, Missouri.  In Heaven Charlie was reunited with his parents, William and Thresie, his sister, Delorise, and his brother, William, Jr.


He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Evelyn, children Teresa (Michael) and Charles Jr. (Sally).  His legacy continues with his 5 grandchildren Charlotte (Lee), Charles III (Samantha), Grace, Adam, and Anna.  As well as with his 4 great-grandchildren Katelyn, Chelsea, Hailee, and Paxion.  He is also survived by his extended family of 5 nieces and 2 nephews and their families.


After earning his degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri – Rolla, Charlie spent the majority of his career working in aerospace avionics for McDonnell Douglas and the Department of the Army.  Charlie and Evelyn moved from St. Louis Missouri to Mesa in 1985 where he worked for Hughes Helicopters and retired from Boeing in Mesa in 1995.


While his faith and his family were the most important parts of his life, Charlie enjoyed golfing and gardening.  He was also an active member of his church, St. Luke Lutheran Church, singing in the choir, attending Bible studies, and serving in a variety of other ways.


Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 6, 2023 at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E. University Drive, Mesa.  Visitation will begin at 10:00 am with the memorial service to begin at 10:30 am.



Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.



  • I am saddened to hear of your loss. I remember your Dad as a very loving and kind man. May he rest in peace. Sending love and prayers for strength during this difficult time.❤️?

  • Rolando Badillo

    Uncle Charlie will be missed. I spent some time with him, not much but I will cherish that time forever. I’m grateful that I had the opportunity to meet him and aunt Evelyn and their beautiful family. May God Be With You All And May Uncle Charlie Rest In Heaven.

  • John and Cyd Mechem

    We are so sad to lose our good friend and old neighbor! We so enjoyed visiting with him! Charlie had a great sense of humor and was a unique individual! We’ve missed he and Evelyn since they moved from our street! We are so sorry for the loss of your wonderful husband, father, and grandfather.

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