Charles "Charlie" Cali; U.S. Navy Veteran WWII; beloved husband of the late Dolores; loving father of Ken (Dianne), Sam ((Debbie) and the late Lynn (Frank) Maciejewski; cherished grandfather of 7; adored great-grandfather of 14. Charlie loved life and enjoyed being surrounded by family and friends. “Big Papa” lived for his family, especially his grandkids. He loved making bracelets and passing them out to friends and strangers alike. In the old neighborhood, he owned a grocery store in Bridgeport in the 1950’s. He was famous for his spaghetti dinners at the VFW. He enjoyed going to the VFW, telling stories, joking and laughing with friends. He is loved by many and will be missed greatly. Private Family Visitation at Schmaedeke Funeral Home on Thursday, December 31st. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery to Follow the Visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to VFW Post 2580, 14817 S. Pulaski, Midlothian, IL 60445 are appreciated. Funeral Info: 708-448-6000.
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