Charles "Chick" Graffy, 85, of Hanover Park, was the devoted husband of 62 years to Betty; beloved father of Don (Martha), Jeanne (Guy) Grassmick, Mike, Joyce (Greg) Brown, Ken (Susan), and Liz (Jim) Kopitke; doting grandfather of nine and loving great-grandfather of six. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents Charles and Eileen and sister Carol. Chick was a U.S. Army veteran with service in Korea and worked as a power engineer for Western Electric and AT&T over 35 years. He was enthusiastic about youth athletics and volunteer coached for Hanover Park and Hoffman Estates High School sports over the course of five decades.Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 to 8:00 PM at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, 330 W. Golf Road, Schaumburg. The funeral mass will be held at 10 AM Thursday at St. Marcelline Catholic Church, Schaumburg, followed by burial at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Hoffman Estates Loyal Partners (H.E.L.P), 1100 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169. Funeral information or online condolences, www.ahlgrimfuneral.com
Published by Chicago Tribune on Aug. 2, 2021.