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Charles F. Jeffrey

November 28, 1937February 12, 2021

Charles F. Jeffrey, age 83, passed away on February 12, 2021. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Diane and brothers, Jerry (or “Joe” as Chuck would refer to him) and Bob. Chuck is survived by his beloved fiancé and best friend: Faith Briggs; dear children: Lyn (Tom) Reichhold, Craig (Barb) Chadick, Todd (Kathy) Chadick; sister: Carolyn (Dr. Kenneth) Steketee; sisters-in-law: Ginger and Lois; nieces Susan Otis and Carol Pittsley and Lynne Carmichael (Dan) of Waterford, MI; nephews Kenneth Steketee (Bonnie) of Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, Jerry Steketee (Ann) of Morgantown, WV, Douglas Jeffrey (Joye) and Joel Jeffrey of Fountain Hills, AZ. Also left to cherish his memory are many grandchildren, great-nieces and great-nephews. Chuck was very loved by all who knew him. He was an avid golfer and loved traveling as long as it was by car. Chuck was a mason contractor in Grosse Pointe and Metro Detroit for 50 years. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 16 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 38900 Harper, Clinton Twp.

https://trinityct.org/ click on LIVESTREAM. The service should go live 10:50 am Feb 16.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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Jan Ryndress

February 17, 2021

I met Chuck while he looked at a problem that my client was having with his foundation. Since that time, I always recommended him for basement issues. He was a lovely guy who I always enjoyed talking to. So very sorry for your loss. I know he will greatly missed.

Diane Dillon

February 16, 2021

I knew Chuck In high school. He was one of the most honest, loving wonderful men I’ve ever known. He will be sorely missed. When I sold Real estate I knew he could be trusted , and would always call him, he never let me (or anyone else) I’ve known down. To all of his loving family and friends I am so saddened by his passing. Diane

Jake Block

February 16, 2021

Chuck was a good man that was always willing to help out when needed. He taught my father-in-law a set of life long, valuable skills that I'm grateful I am able to learn from and share now as well, and will eventually pass them down to my children as well. Rest in Peace, and with a smile.

TOM ZAIDAN

February 16, 2021

I ONLY MET CHARLIE TWICE, BOTH TIMES ON THE GOLF COURSE BUT THE FIRST TIME WE MET, HIS PERSONALITY WAS SO INFECTIOUS THAT YOU COULD NOT HELP BUT LIKE THE GUY. WE HAD A WONDERFUL GAME OF GOLF AS PARTNERS.

Kim Wilkins

February 15, 2021

Chuck came into our lives like a swift welcomed breeze at the end of summer. Literally, it was the end of summer and by fall, my Mom and Chuck were inseparable. By Christmas he was moving in and as the protective kids we were, we were trying to pump their brakes. But my Mom knew Chuck was not at all what we feared. And God knew there was not much time. Quickly we began to see that this was a sincere, sweet, giving, caring, funny, life loving but lonely soul that just wanted to share his light. Something rare in this world! We had lost our Dad just a few short years before and even though my Mom had us, she was lonely too. Their relationship was profound. In reading through some of the memories here I saw how Chuck taught many people in his life, life lessons. He taught me to believe in people. And how to live selflessly. He was wonderful to my Mom. His smile was infectious. His heart warm and His stories hilarious. His compliments unending. She loved him. I am forever grateful that my Mom and Chuck found each other and for the time they had together. I know my Dad was standing in line in heaven to shake his hand. Rest In Peace dear man💕

Bill LaRue

February 14, 2021

I will sure miss playing golf with you . We sure had some good times.
One you came to Florida and we played with friends we both made here...
Thanks for the great memories.

Bill LaRue

Melissa Briggs-Hardman

February 14, 2021

Chuck was a amazing and kind soul. His smile lit up the room and his laugh made anyone smile. He took such good care of my Mom Faith. They had a special bond because they were both widows and they just clicked. Their relationship was beautiful. He was a answer to our prayers. In the short time that we got with him, I knew he was a blessing to not only my Mom but us as well. He loved my kids and they loved him. I loved him, my family loved him. He was genuine, honest, giving, fun, funny, generous and so much more. It felt as if we knew him forever. He helped us so many times with our house concrete patio and basement issues, new home construction and never wanted anything in return. I know Chuck is in heaven with his love Diane and my Father is welcoming him. God bless you Chuck, rest in peace we love you, we miss you so much, Melissa, Mark and family

Lyn Reichhold

February 14, 2021

When I think of Chuck, I see that mischievous, million dollar smile & the twinkle in his eye. He introduced me to the game of golf. He was always there to lend a helping hand with homeowner issues. Throughout the years, there are countless experiences & fond loving memories I have of him but none greater than being Grandpa Chuck to my kids & a second Dad to me. RIP. 💔

TODD CHADICK

February 14, 2021

I was age seven when dad Chuck came into my life when he married my mom Jean. He took me under his wing. I can say now, that I’ve mostly matured, that I was his son and he always had my back.
He taught me how to have fun in the outdoors and the meaning of family. The trip in sub-zero, snow squall drive to Ontario to fish the Thames River where we caught nothing but severe chill. The weekends at the shores of Lake Huron in Port Sanilac with Uncle Jerry/Aunt Ginger (and Jerry that one time). Provided me golf lessons at Jawor’s with pro Keith Fox. Many outings at St Clair River CC where I honed my putting and chipping skills at a young age. Loading the snowmobile in the back of his dump truck to go to Harold Janes in Harrison. Sent me for a long weekend to Storer Camps. Got me into Demolay so I did not stray. Boating old school with a lap streak 24 foot CC skiff to the finishing the wood in the 32 foot CC Roamer. Catching perch with Diane on a perch rig, two at a time with no bait. Toronto trip with Uncle Ken/Aunt Carolyn/Jerry. What weddings and receptions are about (the Steketee kids). Helping to get my first car (Uncle Ken’s ‘71 Firebird Esprit). To Uncle Bob’s house where he introduced me to venison tenderloin.
Providing me lessons in perseverance and hard work. Helping him build a plywood enclosure for his first contractor truck. My first paying job at $5/day to hold ewe bushes back while he replaced bricks on old porches (I was 12 and that was good coin). How to build scaffold, concrete (making 12 yards of concrete old school with a gas mixer), brick patios, waterproofing, and of course tuck pointing those 34 foot tudor chimneys in G.P. (he hated heights and the Mighty Mac).

Family values to help when you can and ask for nothing in return.

Until we meet again may the Lord hold you gently in the palm of His hand.

Sandy Stiner

February 14, 2021

He was a very special man. He was a godsend to our dear Auntie Faye (Faith Briggs.) Sending my prayers and thoughts to all his family and friends.

FROM THE FAMILY