Charles (Chuck) Achinelli, 84, of Fredericksburg, died Saturday, March 8, 2014.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, March 11, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Fredericksburg Funeral Home with the Rev. David Priem officiating. Visitation was held beforehand.
Private interment of the ashes is planned at a later date.
Achinelli was born March 14, 1929, in New York, N.Y., the son of Antonio Achinelli and Clara Rojas Achinelli.
When Achinelli was 10 years old, his family moved to Coconut Grove, Fla.
A U.S. Coast Guard veteran, he served from 1947-1951, and received an honorable discharge.
He then went to work in his father’s nightclub, El Torreador.
Achinelli married twice, having three sons.
In 1978, he moved to Fredericksburg, and in 1979, married Ruby Friedrich.
For many years, the Achinellis owned and operated the Palace Theater and the Fredericksburg Drive-In.