Age 72, a resident of Santa Fe, Missouri, came to peaceful rest in Elgin, Illinois on December 15, 2013 surrounded by beloved family.

Charles was born in Red Bud, Illinois to the union of Charles and Justina York. He graduated from Granite City High School and retired from Stein Steel Mill Service. He enjoyed many hobbies such as stock car racing, hunting, fishing, taxidermy, and was an avid craftsman. Charles was a loving husband to his wife Pamela (Russell) and a proud father to his children Dana M. (York) Jeske, Annette C. (York) Martinez, Charles M., Curtis R., and Jeanie York, and was a devoted grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a dear brother to his two sisters Teresa A. (York) Alexander and Delores J. (York) Lee. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Justina York.

Friends and family may attend a visitation on Saturday December 28, 2013 from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the memorial service at 11:30 A.M. at Irwin Chapel Funeral Home 3960 Maryville Road Granite City, Illinois 62040, (618) 931-8000. Local arrangements entrusted to Madison Funeral Home in Elgin, IL, 847-741-1128.

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