That’s Someone You’ll Never Forget

51951814_1602947091644441_r.jpegThere once lived a young man with dreams of sharing his talented voice with the world. Chuck Vicario fulfilled that dream as the vocalist and leader of Big Wheelie and the Hubcaps, entertaining Western New York for half a century while releasing many albums that turned Gold.
When Chuck was on stage he rocked and rolled, his voice booming to the 50’s. Listening to him brought such enjoyment and happiness. While offstage, he dedicated decades with Labor-Management Healthcare Fund as a Wellness Coordinator, developing programs that helped thousands of people. It was evident through the lives he touched that Chuck cared deeply for the health and well-being of the residents of his City. As many before him, only in death was the extent of his reach really known.
Devastatingly, the world lost Chuck Vicario to COVID-19 on April 18, 2020 and those who loved him will never be the same. The world truly was a better place with him in it. Chuck spent more than 50 years of his life entertaining the people of Western New York and decades teaching health and wellness to some of the same people. Chuck literally helped thousands of lives realize their dreams through wellness. Because of his musical achievements, he was given the key to the City of Buffalo by Mayor Jimmy Griffin who also declared August 20th, “Big Wheelie and the Hubcaps Day”. During his time with us, Chuck was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, honoring and recognizing his musical contribution to the culture and heritage of Western New York. While some hope to find a legacy to leave when they’re gone, Chuck left more than one. Chuck truly has been in the hearts and lives of those in our City for a very long time and because of all that he gave throughout his life, the people of Buffalo wanted to be part of giving back to someone who has impacted so many lives; they wanted a way to give back to Chuck’s legacy - by giving to his family.
Please consider helping Chuck’s family in this tragic time of need. This family lost a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and provider who spent his life giving so much to all of us.
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