Charles A. Papp Jr.
Charles A. "Chuck" Papp Jr., 66, of Granite City, Ill., born Aug. 15, 1945, in Granite City, joined Jesus in heaven Sunday, June 17, 2012, at his home.
Mr. Papp was a long time insurance salesman for the Knights of Columbus, and a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City. His family will always remember his love for each of them. He was very special to so many. A beloved husband, a loving father and devoted grandfather. He had a wonderful gift of making others feel loved. He graduated Granite City Senior High School, played for the Minnesota Twins Triple A minor league in 1963 for two years, and attended SIU-Edwardsville, completing his bachelor's degree in 1968. Charlie was a golfer, bowler, basketball player, baseball pitcher, tennis player and cross country track runner. Deeply involved in the community, Charlie was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Eagles, AmVets, American Legion, Italian American Club, and GCHS Hall of Fame Committee.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Papp and Betty, nee Plafcan, Papp Struckoff.
Surviving are the love of his life, Donna M., nee Richardsonm, Papp whom he married on Dec. 16, 1967, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church; two daughters, Kathleen (Chris) Medlin of Byrnes Mill, Mo., and Jacqueline (Robert) Sitton of Granite City; son, Charles A. "Chip" Papp III of Granite City; and five grandchildren, Jessica Medlin, Robert Paul Jr., Joseph Paul, Mathew Paul, and Thomas Sitton.
Memorials in memory of Charlie are suggested to Holy Family Catholic Church.
Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2012, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, Ill. A prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Funeral: In celebration of his life, a Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Ave., Granite City, Ill., with Father Jeff Holtman officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, Ill.
IRWIN CHAPEL, Granite City, Ill.