Charles Kyle was born in Brooklyn, New York. He had two brothers Robert, Scotty and a sister Gloria. Our father was a very strong man, he was stricken with polio at the age of 13. Instead of giving up our father adapted and lived a good life. Dad met my mother Peggy at work and we’re married for 44 years, before mom passed. My father was an honest man who lived a very simple lifestyle he enjoyed reading books, crossword puzzles, watching jeopardy and wheel of fortune, and being with his family.
My father gave me the best gift a father could ever give a child. He introduced me to the women I would marry and start my family with. For that I will always be eternally grateful. Because he knew I would need a strong and caring woman, well dad you found her. I will never forget that night for the rest of my life. I came home from work and my dad said Robby someone you know will introduce you to the women you will marry. I said okay pop go ahead do it. Next day my father has my future wife in my driveway waiting to introduce me.
Dad loved all of us especially his grandchildren. He would speak about them everywhere always bragging about his grandkids. They brought him the most happiness in the last few years. Whenever there was a bad day he would always forget about it when he saw them. His grandchildren loved him as much as he loved them. He loved to watch British detective shows with them every Saturday night. Dad would call and say to Emma hey wake me up when it starts. Katelyn would talk to poppa the whole show figuring out who it was.
My father taught me a lot of things in life. My father taught me to never quit in life. He taught me that life isn’t fair sometimes you have to fight for what you deserve. My father taught me how to be strong when you need to be. My father taught me not to fear change, sometimes it’s necessary to change. My father also taught me if you see something you want get it, because when you go back it won’t be there. A lesson my father never did, but I’m learning to. My father taught me how to be fair to others, and tried to teach me to be level headed, I’m just as thick headed as him.
My father’s last days we spent together as a family again. He saw us everyday when we moved him in. It wasn’t easy but we did it. Dad did more this last month then he has in a long time. He had a final adventure with both his sons and family. Alex and I spent a week together with dad in our childhood home for the last time. I got to watch one last movie with dad the night before Alex and him drove down to Florida. When dad got here we were able to take dad on walks again, We took him to lunch and dinners out which he rarely would do. We discovered how much dad loved lemonade. In fact he loved so much he sent us to go get it. Christine made lemonade for him. He really wanted a chocolate shake, so Christine and I went out to get him one. Now I know my father so no McDonald shakes. Well, we got one from Foster’s Grille, he said this is the best shake I have had since I was a kid. We took him out to get Mexican food, he always talked about getting an enchilada. Well we told him dad nows your chance to get the enchiladas, he got it and loved it. Dad was able to see how bananas grow on a tree, which he liked. He was able to watch his grandchildren swim and watch their British mysteries together on the couch. In fact it was great because that was the fastest we have seen my father move in a long time. Rushing to get back in the living room to watch tv with them. As painful and as difficult the last week was at home, it was great to see my father happy to be with family and not alone again.
Dad, may you Rest In Peace and your suffering and pain are now over with. You will be forever missed and loved. You are now home with your wife and family again dad. Dad, I got it from here on out love you pop.
May my father Charles Rest In Peace. I was very proud of my father. He didn’t have an easy life. My father was a true symbol of strength. He lost his own father at a very young age of six. Only to be stricken with the polio virus. At the beginning of his adolescence. Costing him the use of his legs.
All this wasn’t what had defined him. He grew into a man who worked hard to help his mother. Then he met my mother got married and had to children of his own. Many family members regarded my brother and myself as miracles. We aren’t miracles, we are symbols of my father’s strength.
My father provided me with many fond memories. Vacations in New Hampshire. Playing video games with me. Introducing me to many foods. Usually these were Scandinavian foods. He shared everything he could with me.
I will miss my father greatly. We could easily spend over an hour on phone. Talking about food, work, and other things in life. Sadly I will never be able to call him again. When my phone rings it will not be him. I will neither be able to send or receive emails. He will always be in my heart….. Alex.
No formal services are planned at this time.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.