January 16, 1947 – June 3, 2017
Our world momentarily stopped on Saturday, June 3, 2017, when our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Charles R. Gorski (Chuck) passed away unexpectedly. He was a long time resident of Glenview and had recently been a resident of Gurnee for 18 years. Chuck married his childhood sweetheart, Kitty, the love of his life on December 4th, 1965. At the age of 19, Chuck followed his life’s passion and opened his own body shop in Glenview. He proudly and successfully ran Chuck’s Auto Body until it was sold. He currently worked for F & D Auto Body in Libertyville.
Chuck was honored to be a small yet influential part of several charities. He helped raise funds for the Glenview History Center, Toys for Tots, and he volunteered for many years at The Grove in Glenview. Chuck believed in a strong sense of community and pledged his time and allegiance to several organizations, including the Northbrook Gun Club, Zion-Benton Moose Lodge, and the Izaak Walton League of America. He also was a volunteer fireman for the Village of Glenview. Chuck found joy in many activities and could often be found playing a card game, golf, billiards, cribbage, chess, or trap shooting. He also found tranquility on the open water while boating and never turned down the chance to socialize with good friends and especially enjoyed his camp fires. Chuck passed suddenly and while there was no time for a goodbye, there is comfort in knowing his last moments were spent on the golf course, doing what he loved. He is survived by his beloved wife Kathrine (Kitty) nee Rieb, son Charles R. Jr., daughter Michelle and his only grandchild, Johnnie Charles Green, uncle to many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Evelyn Gorski and two brothers Richard Jr. and Edward Gorski. Memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., June 24, 2017 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, 1850 Chestnut Ave, Glenview. He will be sorely missed by many. Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or log on to www.strangfuneral.org.