Charles Taverna

Feb 12, 1941 - Nov 7, 2015


Charles Abraham Taverna was born on February 12, 1941 in Sacramento, CA, and passed away peacefully at his home on November 7, 2015 at the age of 74. Charles is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Arthur Taverna and Frances Marie Lucchesi Taverna. Survived by his loving wife and companion of over 30 years, Ren. Charles is also survived by his sister Linda Greenmyer, and her husband Jerry Greenmyer of Lodi, CA, his niece Laurie Greenmyer-Hines of Lodi, his nephew Craig Greenmyer, and three great-nephews, Joshua Greenmyer, Jacob Greenmyer and Caleb Greenmyer all of Lodi, CA. Two step-children, Brian Nix, and Heidi Page, her husband Terrance Page, along with three grandchildren, Alex, Amaya and Alivia, and a host of many friends.
At the age of 18, Charles enlisted in the United States Marines Corps and served until 1963. Shortly after leaving the military, Charles worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad Yard for several years before becoming a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy in 1965. Eventually he would become a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Detective until he retired in 1996, after more than 30 years of service.
Charles enjoyed traveling abroad with his wife and was an avid fan of the Oakland Raiders and Athletics teams. He also enjoyed attending Sacramento Kings games with his grandson, Alex. He will be greatly missed by many. A memorial service will be held in his honor at SGI-Sacramento, 1812 Tribute Rd. Sacramento, CA 95815 on December 12, 2015 at 11am. A luncheon will follow.

Funeral Home:
Andrews & Greilich Mortuary
3939 Fruitridge Road
Sacramento, CA
US 95820


  • Liz Dahl, President, Rosa Del Rio #3 HOA says:

    On behalf of the Rosa Del Rio Neighborhood, where Charles resided, I would like to offer our sincere condolences to Ren and her family. Charles was well known in our cozy neighborhood, always ready to offer a helping hand to those of us in need. He also walked daily and was dedicated to his exercise routine to keep himself as fit as possible and he enjoyed stopping along the way to chat with all of us and catch-up on the latest news. We were all in shock to receive the news of his passing and he will be deeply missed.

  • Jim Burton says:

    Sorry for your loss.

  • Patrick O'Neal says:

    Charlie & I were friends & classmates at Sacramento High school and co-workers at the SSD for many years. He was a great guy and will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in Peace old friend!! God Bless

  • John W. Smith says:

    Bless you, Charlie. You will be missed by so many.

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