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Asbury community to honor late firefighter and retired deputy, Chuck Uskavitch

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Last call is coming for a veteran Asbury Firefighter and retired Dubuque County Sheriff's Deputy, who died on Saturday, May 19.

Chuck Uskavitch was an Asbury Firefighter for 33 years, including a stint as Fire Chief.

A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, June 2nd, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Asbury Eagles Club, 5900 Saratoga Plaza, Asbury, Iowa 52002

He founded the Dubuque County EMS Association and served as its first President. 

Twice elected Mayor of Asbury. Uskavitch enjoyed a long career with the Dubuque County Sheriff's Office. Chuck taught and instructed countless EMT and paramedic students at NICC over the years. 

Following his retirement,  Uskavitch moved to Guttenberg.   

David Grass says the entire Asbury Community extends heartfelt sympathy to the Uskavitch family.

"Striking the Four Fives" will honor Chuck Uskavitch Saturday during the ceremony in Asbury.

Here is Chuck's obituary, where appeared in the Quad-City Times.

April 16, 1957 - May 19, 2018.

GUTTENBERG, Iowa — Charles Stanley Uskavitch Jr., 61, of Guttenberg, Iowa, known to friends as “Chuck,” passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, June 2nd from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Asbury Eagles Club, 5900 Saratoga Plaza, Asbury, Iowa 52002. Cremation will be directed by Trimble Funeral Home, Moline, and private entombment will be in Moline Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Chuck was born on April 16, 1957, in Peoria. He spent his teenage years in Moline, and settled in Asbury, Iowa. He graduated from University of Dubuque majoring in biology Studies.

He was a Deputy with the Dubuque County Sheriff's Department, Mayor of Asbury, and a Paramedic Trainer who owned Heartland EMS in Dubuque and worked with many hospital systems over the years. Chuck was a dedicated volunteer firefighter with the Asbury Fire Department, serving as Fire Chief for a time. He was also on the founding board of the Asbury Eagles Club.

He is survived by his father, Stan Uskavitch. and his brothers, Jim Uskavitch and Andrew Uskavitch, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Christian Murray Uskavitch.

Condolences may be shared with the family at TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.

 

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