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Charles "Chuck" Chudek Charles "Chuck" Chudek, 82, of Williamsburg, formerly of Chicago, IL, passed away on Nov. 7, 2012. He was the beloved husband of 53 years to Catherine Chudek; and loving father of Cynthia, Chris and Carrie Jean. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Clara Chudek; his dear late brothers, William, Joseph and Alexander "Al;" his sisters, Olga Kunstadt and Irene Vash; and his loving late aunt, Irma. Charles was a Navy veteran, a graduate of the University of Illinois with a BS in journalism, major in advertising and minor in reporting. During his later years, he was an avid stockbroker. Chuck was a passionate golfer and enjoyed touring golf courses throughout the U.S. and Europe. He started his career as the sole owner, publisher and editor of Chicago's first golf newspaper, The Chicagoland Golfer. He received several awards for the newspaper's editorial achievements in promoting Chicago golf. He spent 20 years with Gralla Publications, which included publications such as Contract Magazine and Kitchen & Bath Business. Also during his career, he was a trade show manager for the kitchen and bath industry. The family would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nurses at Windsor Meade of Williamsburg, along with his many friends and neighbors for their love and concern. Visitation will be Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday, form 8 a.m. until time of prayers at 8:45 a.m. at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Road (one block east of Naperville Road), Wheaton. Funeral Friday at St. James the Apostle Church, 480 S. Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Graveside committal will be at St. Michael Cemetery, Wheaton, IL. For information, 630-668-0016 or www.williams-kampp.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Nov. 14, 2012
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