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Charles Robert “Chuck” Graffy

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 18 Dec 2016 (aged 92)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 175488413 · View Source
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A pioneering test pilot of experimental airplanes. Charles Graffy tested and flew some of the greatest military planes ever designed. His long career began when he learned to fly at the age of 15.

An obituary chronicling his aviation career over many decades was posted in the Santa Barbara online newspaper Noozhawk on January 18, 2017. It may also be found at the website.

A Mass for Mr. Graffy will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at the Old Mission in Santa Barbara, at 10 am, followed by a reception.


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  • Created by: Terry Ellen (Todd) Ferl
  • Added: 18 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175488413
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Robert “Chuck” Graffy (3 May 1924–18 Dec 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175488413, ; Maintained by Terry Ellen (Todd) Ferl (contributor 47880583) Unknown.