Remembering Chuck Nace

Photo: Chuck Nace (front center in black shirt) at Red Robin for an informal PASC five-year anniversary gathering in December 2009 together with (left to right) Kent Hickey, Joe Dolan, Bert Mukkulainen, John Madeira, Mark Hollan, Paul Frank, Ken Sullivan, Dave Guetzlaff, Kris Campbell, Jim Bus and Tim Tulio.
 
May 2014 

To Parkland Area Soccer Club families and friends:

For those of you who do not know me, my name is Timothy Tulio, and I was the first president of the Parkland Area Soccer Club, a soccer-only club formed nearly 10 years ago....

It is with great sadness that I report the recent and sudden passing of one of the founding members of the club, Charles “Chuck” Nace. For those of you who did not have the good fortune to know Chuck, let me tell you a little about him.

Chuck was the father of two sons, Charles J “Jesse” and Eric Nace, both now attending university. He was the husband of Ann (Brothers) Nace.

A champion wrestler, he graduated from West York High School. A graduate of Franklin & Marshall College in 1981, Charles was employed at Lehigh Valley Health Network as the Director of Finance for the last 23 years.

I have known Chuck for many years, going back to our early years of soccer at Schnecksville Playground Association, where he helped me coach the U9 and U10 SPA travel team for our sons Eric and Zach. Chuck was very knowledgeable about soccer and shared his passion for the game with the players he coached. Chuck was also very engaging, friendly and willing to step up and lend a hand in whatever needed to be done.

In 2004, when I asked Chuck to be part of the formation committee that created what you all know today as Parkland Area Soccer Club, Chuck immediately accepted, since he believed in what we were all trying to accomplish: to provide to the players of the Parkland and surrounding areas a better opportunity to learn and play the game of soccer at whatever level you desired, be it travel or recreational. Chuck was an eager and enthusiastic contributor on the committee, despite the tremendous amount of work and long hours in the early weeks and months to get the club formed. We recently reminisced with pride on what we and the other formation committee members helped create and for providing a stable foundation that subsequent PASC leadership have continued to develop into the successful club that PASC is today. Without Chuck's expertise and thoughtful stewardship, we could not have made this happen. He was a vital and integral team member, and I am proud to say my friend. I will miss him, but his legacy will live on along with the impact he has made on so many people. Please join me in expressing our deepest sympathy to his wife Ann and his sons Eric and Jesse.

You can read more about Chuck at this link: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mcall/obituary.aspx?pid=171061177