David C. Chachko 56, of Oceanport on July 26th at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. Born in Newark, NJ, David grew up in Hazlet and was a graduate of Raritan High School and Bridgeport University. He started his career in film and commercial production and edited the ZZ Top Video “Legs” which won the first MTV award in 1984 for Best Group Video. He changed careers in 1988 to be closer to his sons and was owner of Lastella’s Deli and Catering in Marlboro. He then went on to internet and data marketing sales and was most recently with V12 Group in Red Bank.
From high school on, he played bass in bands including English Creek Road, Chazz and Mr. Mustard-a Beatles tribute band. He was a coach of both Oceanport Recreational and Red Bank Catholic American Legion Baseball teams. David was the first president of the Oceanport Sports Foundation. His passions in life were his three boys, The Beatles, Jeff Beck and baseball (especially the Yankees).
He was predeceased in March 2012 by his father Edward Chachko. He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Lastella; his 3 sons and daughters-in-law Brett and YounJoo, Sanbon, South Korea, Dennis and Katie, Lumberton, and Michael, at home; his future granddaughter Sandara due this October; his mother, Joanne Chachko; his brothers and sisters-in-law Carl Chachko, Paul and Kim Chachko and Jonathan and Donna Chachko; his mother and father-in-law Frank and Doris Lastella; his brothers and sisters-in-law Frank and Tami Lastella, John and Diana Lastella, James and Stacey Lastella and Karen Lastella and Leigh Harris; his four nieces and eight nephews; his godson Patrick; and his close friends including Jim, Todd, Jack, Pastor Chuck, Kevin and the Hazlet gang.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit from 2-4pm and 7-9pm Sunday at the Fiore Funeral Home, 882 Broadway, West Long Branch. Funeral service will be on Monday at 10:30am at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of David may be made to the Oceanport First Aid Squad or the Oceanport Sports Foundation. The family would like to thank the Oceanport First Aid Squad, and the many caring doctors, nurses and aides at Monmouth Medical Center who took care of David this past month. Please visit www.fiorefuneralhomes.com for condolences
|Left by: Erik Findeisen|
Fri, 03 Aug 2012 08:4
Their Message: Paul, our thoughts and Paryers are with Dave and your family!
Erik & Matt
|Left by: Bob Hart|
Thu, 02 Aug 2012 19:2
Their Message: Dear Barbara and family,being out of town for the last few weeks we returned home to hear the saddest of news. Our hearts break, Dave was a wonderful person, the Good Lord must have needed him badly. The good times that we had in high school were endless, he was a great friend with a passion for life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, with deepest sympathy, Bob Hart and family
|Left by: Christina G.|
Wed, 01 Aug 2012 15:4
Their Message: Dave, you will always be remembered not only as a co-worker and friend...but a great dad who gave me the best advice on how to balance career and kids which was to ALWAYS put them first and I cannot thank you enough for setting me straight. Rest in peace. You will be missed.
|Left by: Jim Gillen|
Mon, 30 Jul 2012 08:3
Their Message: I'm very sorry to hear of Dave's passing. I only had the opportunity to meet Dave few times when I was at the Red Bank office, but I remember how he always seemed to be smiling and how he spoke of his sons.
My family and I send our thoughts and prayers your way during this difficult time.
|Left by: gregory cairns|
Sun, 29 Jul 2012 18:3
Their Message: You will be missed by many.The short times we spent together was very memorable. God bless your family at this time. Gregory Cairns
|Left by: Marty Marino|
Sun, 29 Jul 2012 16:0
Their Message: To Barbara & family, Dave's Mom & Dave's siblings and families: Please accept my deepest sympathy on Dave's passing. My memories of Dave from RHS (Class of 1974) are just the best! I remember him inviting me to join him and a group of friends to see the band "Chicago" in NYC: it was my first "live" concert ever! Dave was a talented musician and an all-around "good guy". I recall not even KNOWING who the musician "Jeff Beck" was, until Dave introduced me to his music. Dave's parents were also very welcoming, in opening their home to Dave's Raritan High friends during our high school years. Please remember all of Dave's good years--there were MANY! Marty Marino (Senior Class President, RHS Class of 1974, formerly of Hazlet, and now of Asbury Park, NJ).
~ Marty Marino, Asbury Park, New Jersey
|Left by: the Bulvanoski Family|
Sun, 29 Jul 2012 11:4
Their Message: Dear Barbara, Brett, Dennis, Michael and the entire Chachko Family: We have fond memories of Dave on the sports fields of Oceanport. He always showed such pride in his family. From the neighborhood, to the sports fields,to RBC...he was an integral part of the community we share. We will miss seeing him cutting the grass and living "around the corner." May he rest in peace. Our prayers are with him and with all of you. With deepest sympathy, Dee, Steve, Patrick, Erin, Kevin and Sean Bulvanoski
|Left by: Renee Quinones|
Fri, 27 Jul 2012 09:3
Their Message: Barbara, we are so sorry to hear the news about Dave. You and the boys are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
|Left by: Michael Uhrich|
Fri, 27 Jul 2012 07:5
Their Message: To the Chachko family. My condolences, I remember David with a big heart for sports.
I was lucky to coach him and have him as a student in class. He had that outside shot today would have been worth 3 pts. We will all miss him but he will remain in our memories. Always, coach U.
|Left by: Francine Pannella|
Fri, 27 Jul 2012 05:1
Their Message: Dear Barbara, I am so sorry to hear about your husband's passing. My condolences to you and your family. My heart is breaking for you. God Bless. Fran