Charles “Chuck” Markulis died June 26 in Grass Valley. He was 71.
Visitation and chapel service will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, July 2, followed by a graveside burial at 4:30 p.m. at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. A celebration of life will follow at Antes Restaurant on 7th Street in San Pedro.
Mr. Markulis was born Jan. 30, 1937, in Pennsylvania to George and Terpsihori Markulis, originally from Crete, Greece. He was a fullback for San Pedro High School football and made All-City. He went on to play football for Everette Junior College in Washington where he made All-American. He then went on to work in the music business, where he produced several hit records, including “Love You So” by Ron Holden, which spent several weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Charts. He owned several restaurants in Southern California and became a Billiard Tournament Promoter at Varsity Billiards in Norwalk, Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower, Hard Times Billiards in La Habra, Hard Times Billiards in San Diego and Hard Times Billiards in Sacramento.
He was deeply loved by the many, many people he touched in the billiards world and will be greatly missed.
Mr. Markulis is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Karen Markulis of Grass Valley; granddaughters Rachel and Sarah Markulis; brothers and sisters-in-law John and Anita Markulis of Palos Verdes, Michael and Alicia Markulis of San Pedro, Nick and Nina Markulis of Costa Mesa, and Jimmy and Debra Markulis of San Pedro, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, George Markulis; mother, Terpsihori Markulis, and wife, Marquita Markulis.
Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley.
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