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Celebration of Life

River Cafe
Sunday March 6th, 2022
1:00pm - 5:00pm

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Charles A. Strockis

Charles A. Strockis, 81, peacefully at rest on February 17, 2022. Loving husband of Joanne for 49 years. Cherished father of Christine (Darin) Pratt, Brian Strockis, and Alex (Kimmy) Strockis. Beloved grandfather of Joshua, Jenna, Joey and Jordyn Pratt, Cameron, Madi and Christian Strockis and great-grandfather of Liam Pratt and Charles Alexander Strockis. Dear brother of Richard (Mimi) Strockis and Judy (Sam) Haddad. Fond uncle and friend to many.

Long time CTA bus driver, Air Force Veteran and will forever be remembered as The World's Greatest Fisherman.

A Celebration of Life will be held  on Sunday, March 6, 2022 from 1-5 PM at River Cafe  2826 Thatcher Ave, River Grove, IL 60171

Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, Illinois. 


"He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away."
Chuck was a great man, husband, father, grandfather uncle and friend. Touching so many life's and making those that crossed his path better for it. R.I.P Chuck.

Jim & Vicki Mar 6 2022 12:59 PM

Chuck was a great guy. That goes without saying. Fittingly, the majority of my memories with him are of fishing trips. Back in the very early 80s, they lived just a few blocks away from us, on Mobile Avenue in Chicago. When he\'d call our house, I was always excited to hear it was Charles of Mobile calling, because that usually meant a fishing trip was imminent. To date, the biggest fish of my life came aboard Diff\'rent Strokes back in 1982, an 18 lb. King salmon. We enjoyed numerous trips over the years with our families, as Chris and Brian are my and my brother\'s ages, respectively. And while it was my dad who introduced me to fishing and made sure I had opportunities to do so, Chuck passed along the urge/desire/need to have a line in the water whenever possible. He also passed along some sage advice in that you can never have too many lines in the water. Legally of course lol. My last fishing trip with him was a short ice fishing trip with him and my dad probably 20 years ago. And while it had been quite some time since I\'d had a chance to fish with him, I recall there was the same laugh and giddy excitement when a fish was on. And it will be that laugh and giddy excitement I will remember the most. Rest in Peace Charles of Mobile. May Heaven be a never ending fishing season for you.

Andy Graf Mar 5 2022 8:04 PM

One of my fondest memories of Grandpa Chuck was when he taught me how to reel in my first bass. I vividly remember fishing off the pier on eagle lake and feeling a huge bite on my pole. Thankfully, grandpa chuck was there to save the day by instructing me how to reel it in. No to mention, he took a picture of me with my first big fish and framed it. It was one of the best fishing days of my life. I am forever grateful for the life lessons he taught me growing up. Him and Joanne treated me like their grandson and I can\'t thank them enough for all their support throughout the years. I can still hear Chuck\'s voice \"Jimmy Mo, he\'s no Schmo!\" Rest In Peace to a fishing legend. I give my deepest condolences to the Strockis family.

Jimmy Motyka Feb 28 2022 1:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Strockis

Abby Sylvester Feb 27 2022 5:29 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Strockis

Alvinia Proffitt Feb 27 2022 5:10 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Strockis

Michael Rejzer Feb 27 2022 1:36 PM

We loved it whenever he visited us. He was so kind and funny, we all will miss him dearly.. Sincere condolences, The Strockis family....

Rick & Desiree Strockis Feb 27 2022 12:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Strockis

Susan Wozniak Feb 26 2022 11:25 PM

A lucky Man to be so loved!

Lonna Lemmon Feb 26 2022 4:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Strockis

Bert Conradson Feb 26 2022 3:57 PM

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