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CHARLES R. ELLIOTT, 56 ROCKFORD - Charles R. Elliott, 56, of Rockford, departed this life at 9:14 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. Born July 13, 1956, in Decatur, Ill.; the son of Sherman E. and Julianne (Chappel) Elliott. Graduate of Rockford College and attended Southern Illinois University. Most recently, Charlie was a medical reserve corps coordinator for the Winnebago County Health Department. He also worked in sales, real estate, private investigation and when he was younger for the Rockford Park District and Winnebago County Forest Preserve District. Charlie was a member of St. Bridget Catholic Church, was a volunteer for United Way, and On The Waterfront and served as an area Board member for the American Heart Association. He played the drums in several bands in Rockford, Carbondale, and the Chicago area, most notably, "Almost True", and enjoyed scuba diving and underwater photography. Charlie was devoted to his kids, family, and friends, and encouraged and supported his children's activities and sporting events. Charlie's caring and kindness touched many. He is survived by his children, Sam, Maura, and Katie; mother, Julianne Elliott; siblings, Kathleen Elliott and James (Michele) Elliott; his uncle and aunt, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by his father, Sherman in 2012. The family would like to give a special thanks to all the friends who have been so kind to Charlie, Sam, Maura, and Katie during his illness. Your support means everything to us. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013, in St. Bridget Catholic Church, 600 Clifford Ave., with the Rev. Christopher Ditomo officiating. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 8, in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., North Main Chapel, 2811 N. Main St. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Charlie Elliott Benefit Fund c/o Jim Hughes, Rockford Bank & Trust, 4751 Guilford Rd. Rockford, IL 61107, for a fund to be established for Charles' children. To share a memory or condolence, visit olsonfh.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from July 7 to July 8, 2013
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