Charles  Miller

Obituary of Charles Miller

Charles “Chuck” Miller, of Shorewood, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, after a long illness, surrounded by his loving family. Chuck was born in Chicago, IL, on January 30, 1942, the son of the late Charles and Theresa (nee Smith) Miller.  He grew up in the Canaryville neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, was a graduate of Chicago Vocational High School and received his Associates Degree from Wilson Community College.  Chuck was a proud member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local Union #73 for 59 dedicated years. 


Chuck was a devoted family man.  He enjoyed going to the casino, traveling, and spending time with his family. He was an active member in the Shorewood Glen Community and was very involved with the many activities they offered.  He volunteered whenever he was needed and was the co-chairman of the Bingo Committee. He made friends wherever he went however, the love he had for his family was what mattered the most to him.  He was a member of The Holy Family Parish.  He had a great sense of humor and loved a good laugh and trivia.


Chuck is survived by his loving wife, Sharon (nee Fogarty); his cherished children, Kimberly Ann Miller CPD and Charles “Dragon Alexander” Miller; he was a special “Papa” to Emily and Amy Shemash, his twin granddaughters that he loved so dearly. Marian and Johnny Hayes, his sister-and-brother-in-law/best friends with whom he shared many adventures and vacations, and a lifetime of laughter, he loved them like his own children. Also his sisters-in-law Catherine (Robert)  Anderson, Linda (the late Gary) Fogarty, Janet (the late John) Fogarty and he held a close bond with his special nieces, Katie Hayes and Amy Anderson. Niece Kelli (Dean) Fugate was always helpful. He is also survived by one brother, John; and numerous other nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. 


He is preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Charlene and Patricia.


Funeral Services for Charles Miller will be held at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd. (at Essington Rd.), Joliet, to Holy Family Catholic Church, 600 Brook Forest Ave., Shorewood, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m.  Family and friends are invited to meet at the entrance office at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 6001 W. 111th St., Alsip, IL, for interment at 12:30 p.m. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, April 22, 2022 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.


In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name to Lightways Hospice (Joliet Area Community Hospice), 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431 would be appreciated.


For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at where you can share a favorite memory or leave an online condolence.



4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, April 22, 2022
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet
3200 Black at Essington Roads
Joliet, Illinois, United States
(815) 741-5500

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Holy Family Catholic Church
600 Brook Forest Ave.
Shorewood, Illinois, United States


Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
6001 W. 111th Street
Alsip, Illinois, United States

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name to Lightways Hospice (Joliet Area Community Hospice), 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431 would be appreciated.
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