Charles L. Farinella|
Charles L. Farinella "Chuck" "Coach", age 82, peacefully Monday, July 7, 2014 at St. Margaret Mary Hospital, Spring Valley, Illinois, following a courageous battle with pneumonia, with his family by his side.
Born in Chicago, formerly of LaGrange, and a Morris resident for the past 6 years. A graduate of Kansas State University with a Masters Degree in education and played offensive line on the Wildcat football team. A United States Army Korean War Veteran. Retired from Proviso East High School in Maywood, as a physical education teacher, football coach, track coach and mentor with over 30 years of service.
Preceded by his mother, Minnie Farinella and one brother, Joseph Farinella.
Survived by his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Annette (nee Ancona) Farinella of Morris; two sons, Joseph (Maureen) of Gilbert, AZ and Charles "Chuck" (Sara) Farinella of Woodridge, IL; two daughters, Laurie (Sheldon) Sobol of Morris and Carol (Paul) Radek of Naperville; seven grandchildren, Danielle and Anthony Farinella; Jordann and Megan Farinella and Reese, Griffin and Keagan Sobol; one nephew, Michael (Patty) Farinella; one niece, Jodi (Jim) Fahrenbach also survive.
Funeral services for Charles L. Farinella will be Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 516 E. Jackson St., Morris for a mass of Christian burial by Fr. Ed Howe at 11:30 a.m. Interment Mt. Carmel Cemetery, with full Military Honors conducted under the auspices of the Morris Color Guard. Visitation will be Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 1201 W. Route 6 at Deerpath Drive, Morris, IL 60450 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, prayers would be preferred.
For more information, phone,
815-942-5040 or www.fredcdames.com
Published in Morris Daily Herald from July 10 to July 11, 2014