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“Will always treasure what Chick taught me about love of family and humanity. He will be sorely missed by me. ”
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“In memory of Charles ”
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“I am so sorry for your loss. Your family always was a pleasure for me to know! My Love and Prayers. Peace, ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Nancy Blackburn

“We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and yours in our prayers. ”
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“So very sorry for your loss. Katie ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Katie Callihan Hensley

“My condolences. Both of your folks were very special people. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Jodie Woods

“I spent time in your home babysitting. Your mother and father were so nice and funny. I remember one night they were getting ready for a rather...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Ginger Martin chasteen

“We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of Mr. Surina. Charles Russell , Director & Staff ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: johnson county Veterans Affairs Office

“So many memories of family times great parties with friends and golf at CCI and ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: phyllis and Bill Kikendall - Indy

“Thank you for your military service, an occasional scotch and some great conversation. You will be missed yet not forgotten. Godspeed. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Jack & Jane Gilmore - IN


Charles E. Surina, Age 95, a resident of Indianapolis, IN passed away at Methodist Hospital on Sunday, August 7, 2016. He was born in Windber, PA to Joseph and Mary Surina.


He was married to the late Jeanette Lyons Surina, former mayor of Greenwood, IN.


Charles served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's and in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II and the Korean War. He left the armed services with the rank of Major. He was a graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Charles became a general contractor forming his own business, Surina-Buzek Construction, Co. with Clyde Buzek based in Indianapolis. Throughout his career his company built many business and school buildings in Indianapolis and the surrounding counties. He and his wife developed the Chipperfield Shoppes in Greenwood, the Big Red Barn roller-skating rink and Surina Development Company. They enjoyed playing golf and were members of the Country Club of Indianapolis and Wilderness County Club in Naples, Florida. They were members of the Our Lady of Greenwood parish.


Charles was a wonderful and kind husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend to all. He lived life fully and inspired many with his achievements, love of family and devotion to country and community.


He is survived by his four children Kathleen Surina Grove, Suzanne Surina Baur (James) of Suffolk, VA, Bill Surina and David Surina (Ann), seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren, a sister, Agnes Heatherstone (Bill) of Springfield, Massachusetts, and many nieces and nephews.


A public celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 1st, at 11:00 a.m. at the Country Club of Indianapolis, 2801 Country Club Road, Indianapolis, IN 46234. All are welcome. Family visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by a memorial tribute and a reception