|Birth: ||Jan. 27, 1938|
|Death: ||Feb. 4, 2010|
Anchorage Daily News February 19, 2010
Charles J. Laity, 72, died Feb. 4, 2010, in Anchorage. A memorial service was Feb. 27 at the Warehouse Church (former Knights of Columbus), 308 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, Ill.
He was born Jan. 27, 1938, in Pennsylvania. He served in the Army Reserves and was a lifetime member of the VFW. He also was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, the Elks Club and the Romanian Club. He had owned two sewing factories in Pennsyvania. Then he worked for Illinois Cleaners and was a member of the Clown Club as "Charlie Brown the Clown." He was shop steward of the union at Caterpillar until he got rheumatoid arthritis, a disabling disease. He then owned Mr. Sew It Tailor Shop, The Leatherman and SandS DJ Service in Aurora. He owned American Tailors in Anchorage. He worked for a senior center setting up for activities and cooked at the international airport. Being a Roman Catholic, he was a sponsor in a work program for St. Joseph Church giving jobs to people here from overseas. He was a Sunday school teacher for St. Rita Church and a weekly driver for the sisters at St. Nicholas Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret (Laity) Keene; and father, Alfred Laity.
He is survived by his sister, Alfreda (Joseph) Malak; nephew, Joseph Malak Jr.; and his five children, Catherine (Laity) Evans, Patrick (Patricia) Laity, Francis Laity, C.J. Laity and Mary (Mike) Falk; and two grandchildren, Marguerite (Aaron) Hillock and Emilie Falk. He had a large extended family with many nieces and nephews. Charlie had a big heart and many good friends. In lieu of flowers, please donate $10 to the Red Cross; text HAITI to 90999 (regular texting fees apply). Arrangements are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel. Visit the online memorial at legacy.com
Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery
Created by: Nancy K
Record added: May 18, 2010
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