Charley Birimisa

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Obituaries in Mt Shasta, CA | Mount Shasta Herald

On April 23, 2022 our beloved Charley Birimisa went home to be with the Lord. Charley died as a result of an accident while racing his Mustang at Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, CA. Charley is survived by wife, Lynne; son, John (Jen) Birimisa; daughters, Stephanie Bethel & Gretchyn Zuiderweg; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren as well as his beloved dog Pete.

Charley was born in Mt. Shasta, CA as Charles Louis Birimisa, on June 23, 1947 to Louis Birimisa and Ruth Brown and lived in the Mt. Shasta area his entire life. During high school years, Charley was a star football player who received multiple scholarship offers from various Universities as well as becoming an accomplished ski racer being selected to compete at the Junior National Level. Charley opted to serve his country by joining the Marines as a Lance Corporal in Communications during the Vietnam War. On December 2, 1966 he married the love of his life, Faioa Lynnette “Lynne” (Schwarzenberg). Following military service, they returned to Mt. Shasta where they raised their three children. Charley worked as a large equipment operator in the timber industry as well as a master technician for the House of Ski. They became owners of the House of Ski & Board where Charley was known as an extraordinary ski technician and boot fitter serving people from communities throughout Northern California.

Charley was a unique human being with many natural skills and talents. Time was spent designing, building and repairing nearly anything, especially cars; many hours working on their house and gardens; downhill skiing and hiking; exploring the many National Parks of the US; and traveling to visit family members. Charley will be dearly missed by many.

There will be a funeral mass and celebration of life to be announced at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Siskiyou Human Society, or a charity of your choosing.

Posted online on May 06, 2022

Published in Mount Shasta Herald