Charles "Chuck" Michael Gerace, 54, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, peacefully at his home.
Chuck was born May 6, 1963, in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of Carl and Carol (Scinta) Gerace. He proudly served in the United States Army
as a cavalry scout for five years and was honorably discharged in 1987. Chuck was united in marriage to Tamarra Phelps on July 25, 1985, in Buffalo, N.Y. They were divorced in 2005. Chuck was then married
to Julie Dougherty in 2013. They were later divorced. Chuck worked as a pipefitter for University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for four years. He enjoyed riding his Harley, gardening, watching hockey and football, as well as spending time with his family and friends.
Charles is survived by his son, Charles (Samantha) Gerace Jr. and their children Braxton and Gunner of Conroy; his daughters, Angela Burian and her daughter Autumn of Cedar Rapids, and April (Brian) Tusing of Cedar Rapids; his mother, Carol Gerace of Buffalo, N.Y.; his brother, Kevin (Cathy) Gerace of Buffalo, N.Y.; as well as his nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father.
A celebration of life will be at Chrome Horse, located at 1203 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids, on Feb. 25 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.