Charles F. McGraw

Feb. 27, 1919 Oct. 31, 2013

Charles F. McGraw, 94, passed peacefully at home in Corona, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. He was born Feb. 27, 1919, the son of Frank and Grace (Allen).

Charles married his wife, Eleanor Keel, on Nov. 24, 1945. He worked in the dairy at Wern Farms and retired from the parts department at AMC/Chrysler. His life was family, cars and gardening.

He is survived by his wife, Eleanor of California; sons, David (Mariana) of Florida and Dennis (Robbie) of California; sister, Velma Klingler of Waukesha; grandchildren, Michael, Patrick (Ali), Katy, Angela, Amy, Matthew, David Jr. and Charles; great-grandchildren; two nephews, Robert (Denise) and Scott Labrenz of Westfield; and other relatives and friends.

Private services were held in California. His body was donated to science at the University of California, Irvine.

Memorials, if desired, may be directed to a charity of your choice.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Neil; a sister, Merna Labrenz; a grandson, Matthew McGraw; and two nephews, Edward Klingler and Francis Labrenz.