McHENRY – Arthur Patrick Tiffany, 77, of McHenry, died Saturday, June 15, 2013, surrounded by his entire family after being honored with a police escort from the hospital.|
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Eleanor.
He was born Aug. 31, 1935, in Chicago, to Arthur and Rosemary (O'Shannon) Tiffany. He served his country in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper during the Korean Conflict. He met his wife, Charlaine ""Charlie"" Florence Hofherr, while working in Chicago, and on Sept. 12, 1964, they were married at St. Luke's Lutheran Church.
He and Charlie moved their four children to McHenry in 1973, where they raised their family and remained surrounded by their children, grandchildren and great-granddaughter. After retiring, Art drove a school bus in McHenry for 10 years and enjoyed the opportunity to teach and learn from the children and teens he drove. He and Charlie enjoyed time and laughter with their family, gardening, attending concerts, hosting their son and his wife each Thanksgiving and vacationing with their children and grandchildren. Art was a true family man, feared nothing, and at all times lived life to the fullest.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Charlaine Tiffany; his children, Shannon (Richard) Kottke, Aleen (Curt Rehberg) Tiffany, Flynn (Eileen) Tiffany and Kathleen (Miguel) Villagomez; 10 grandchildren, Cheryl (Dustin), Adam, Christopher, Bradleigh, Morgan, Chloe, Noah, Priscilla, Dalilah and Adrianna; and one great-granddaughter, Lydia.
The visitation was Tuesday, June 18, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 404 N. Green St., McHenry. The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, with a visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 404 N. Green St., McHenry.
If desired, memorials may be made to the
For information, call Colonial Funeral Home at 815-385-0063 or visit www.colonialmchenry.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on June 18, 2013