CHARLES "CHICK" GRAFFY
FUNERAL HOME
Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services LTD.
330 West Golf Road
Schaumburg, IL
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 or 847-882-5580.



Published by Daily Herald on Aug. 2, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Aug
4
Visitation
3:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services
330 West Golf Road, Schaumburg, IL
Aug
5
Funeral Mass
10:00a.m.
St. Marcelline Catholic Church
820 S. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg, IL
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My deepest condolences to his wife betty
George wroble
Work
August 3, 2021
Chick was an amazing, caring coach for my son in HPBFA. (Telling me he was one of his best nose guards ever didn't hurt! :-) ) I just loved the way he related to those boys. We lost touch over the years-then got back in touch at the Streamwood golf course. I was blessed to see him on Sunday mornings and play in a couple of golf outings that he was in. He was SO proud of his family and I just loved being around him. He will definitely be missed in so many ways. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Kathie Potter-Brown
Friend
August 2, 2021
So sad to hear this news. Hanover Park has lost one of it´s four fathers in the sports community. He instilled respect and honor amongst all this players. He taught valuable skills Athletically,physically and mentally. he will be missed by all of the people he touched throughout his years in the community. Paul considered Chick to be his encyclopedia Of youth sports. Thank you Chick for all the memories
Paul and Carol Morgan
August 2, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Graffy family.
Scott Matuszewski
Friend
August 2, 2021
I am deeply saddened to hear the loss of a true family man. As a lifelong friend to Mike Graffy and the entire Graffy family, I've know him as Mr. Graffy or Sir first, but upon his preference, "Chick"; but I was most comfortable and joyous calling him Coach! I was always welcome in their home without nary a knock on the door, Chick and Betty were my second set of parents a few doors down. Childhood friends kept for life are family. The memories are vivid and joyful. I hear you, I see you, I remember you! Thanks! Thanks for the memories! Rest in peace.
Guy Palermo
August 2, 2021
A man of great dedication to youth foot ball. Values and sportsmanship taught to our 3 sons. Now our sons all grown up with kids of their own who instill the same values as Chick did. Rest In Peace.
The Post family.
August 1, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of this wonderful man. He was a great neighbor, father, and a stand out in the community. I am glad I got to speak to him just a few weeks ago and introduce him to my son a daughter. To he world needs more people like chick Graffy, RIP
Steve Pernice
Friend
August 1, 2021
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