Mr. Charles Joseph Piluso

03/31/1932 - 02/13/2023


Mr. Charles J. Piluso was born on March 31, 1932. He passed away on the night of February 13, 2023. He was the youngest child of Michael and Paula Piluso. He graduated from the College of William and Mary and the Marshall Wythe Law School. He played on the William and Mary basketball team. He married Betty Drew Pennington after graduating from Law School. Shortly after his marriage, he was drafted into the United States Army and served in Bordeaux, France after World War ll. After his Military service ended, he and Betty Drew relocated to New York. After Betty Drew Pennington Piluso passed away, he married Reverend Phyllis S. Piluso in 2004. They were happily married for 18 years. He is survived by his four children: Paul Drewry Piluso, Claire Louise Piluso Asselta, Michael Charles Piluso and Winifred Ann Piluso Applebaugh; his seven grandchildren: Alexander Charles Piluso, Lauren Elizabeth Piluso, Megan Esther Piluso, Elizabeth Drew Snowden, Sara Jeanne Applebaugh, Charles Dennis Asselta and Christopher Mark Asselta; his four great-grandchildren: Bodhi Graham Applebaugh, Vivian Grace Applebaugh, Gryffin Alexander Serzan and Maebh Row Snowden and his sister-in-law, Clara Louise Pennington Bridgforth. He will be loved and remembered by all of his family and friends. He always treated everyone he met with dignity and respect. He will be dearly missed by all that knew him. A Catholic Funeral Mass will be conducted on Saturday, February 18th at 12 noon in the Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd, South Hill, Virginia with interment to follow in Canaan Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 in Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences may be made through our website, Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Piluso family.

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  1. Reverend

    My dearest Phyllis, Paul and entire family, I was stunned to hear of Charles’ passing, after being out of town and out of touch. I will always cherish your and Charles’ support during my first appointment as Pastor. He was a very caring and dignified man who I will remember for his kindness, support and sense of humor. I have no words to express his impact on my life, yet I feel as though he knows how much he means to me. God bless him and all of you mightily.

  2. Phyllis and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Charles’ passing. We met him a few times and he was so kind and friendly. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Our love to you,
    Bob & Susan

  3. Thinking of you

    Our thoughts and prays are with you at this time .Uncle Charles has given me many wonderful memories growing up . He was amazing .wonderful man that loved and care for use all. Wishing you strength and comfort though this difficult time

  4. Cherish your memories of your Dad

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of
    you and sending prayers and hugs to you and your family as you remember your Dad and celebrate the wonderful man he was!
    Love , Your Second Beat Friend,


    I am sorry for your loss. Charles was a fine gentleman. He and Billy were rehab friends at CMH.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time.
    Love, Jan

  6. Ms.

    I was so sorry to hear of Charles’ passing. My prayers are certainly with you and the family. I, for one, can understand the pain you are experiencing. Rely solely on the Lord above and he will see you through this difficult time.

  7. Deepest Sympathies

    Our beloved Uncle Charles will be missed dearly. He is so incredibly loved and adored by all. He has been at the forefront of my fondest childhood memories. May God rest his soul. Our deepest condolences to all.

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