Visitation Information:

September 6th, 2022 at 09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Memorial Park South Funeral Homes & Cemeteries South - Flowery Branch
4121 Falcon Parkway Flowery Branch, GA 30542

Service Information:

September 6th, 2022 at 11:00 AM
Prince of Peace Catholic Church
6439 Spout Springs Road Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542

Mr. Charles Christopher Gracek, 66

Mr. Charles Christopher Gracek, age 66, of Hoschton passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2022.

Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church with interment following at Memorial Park South Cemetery.  Father Adam Blatt will officiate.  The family will receive friends 9:30 – 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at Memorial Park South Funeral Home.

Mr. Gracek was born June 9, 1956, to the late Charles C. & Mary DeMarco Gracek in Mesa, Arizona. He served in the United States Army for three years before he began a career in the US Postal Service, completing a successful 35 year career and ultimately retiring as Postmaster of Buford, Ga. He loved music and playing guitar with his daughter, always drawing a crowd to listen. He was an avid golfer and loved his time playing with his son and close friends. Truly an incredible man that was loved by all.

“Chuck” dearly loved and is survived by his wife of 31 years, Debra Gracek; daughter, Alyssa Gracek; son, Joseph Gracek; brother-in-law, Joseph (Kristen) Turino; his beloved dog, Beau; and a host of loved family and friends. “Chuck” loved his family dearly and included them in any conversation or encounter. He immensely enjoyed his retirement years with his wife, and was extremely proud of his daughter Alyssa and son Joseph.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, (901) 595-3300,

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 is in charge of arrangements.  Send on-line condolences to           


Condolences 18
Lorraine Puckey 2022-09-02 09:44:16
Earth lost a wonderful person but heaven has gained one great soul. My heart is so full for all of you. Sending you hugs, love and prayers
Mary Sikes 2022-09-02 10:03:48
Deb, Alyssa, Joey and family. There are no words for such an unimaginable loss. Chuck was an amazing person who helped me during a very stressful situation as I’m sure he helped many others. I’m thinking of each of you during this moment of pain and unbearable sorrow. My thoughts and prayers and hugs to each of you.
Kristen Turino 2022-09-02 10:09:59
Chuck will be missed by so many people whose lives he touched. He could tell a good story better than anyone, he could fix anything and didn’t mind showing you how to do it yourself. He adored his wife Debbie and was proud Beyond belief of his 2 wonderful children, Alyssa and Joey. Chuck was quick to make me feel welcome and a part of the family. He went out of his way to help others particularly those facing struggles in life which is what he was doing when he was called to be with the Lord. I will miss him greatly. Godspeed Chuck! Until we meet again.
patrick clancy 2022-09-02 13:19:58
ross cunningham 2022-09-02 15:10:45
dear Debbie, Joey and Alysa.. my deepest thoughts and prayers, go out to you all…. he is my dearest cousin, dearest friend …. I love.him so, I have two brothers, and a sister. I’m and they know how special he was to me. There is nobody in this World that I admired, looked up to Than him…. he was my guy! I am continuing to pray for you Debbie Joey and Alysa. my Prayers are that gods grace be upon himt and that God in time, give you all The The strength to endure his passing! That we believe that God promises. We will see him again! I love you all so much. I want you to know, I will be praying for you that would be reminded of God’s promises and grace… with my deepest sympathy and condolences, .Ross Cunningham
Barry Moore 2022-09-02 20:19:12
I am so very sorry for your loss , it truly is heart breaking , Deb and family I am so very sorry
David Desrosiers 2022-09-02 21:22:16
Deb and family, I am so sorry to hear about Chuck. I was just talking to Tim Wright the other day about people we knew that moved away for opportunities with the PO and now we hear this very sad news. May God bless your family and help you find solice in a life we'll lived.
Rex Bridges 2022-09-03 07:40:41
Dear Deb, I am so sorry for your loss. I do know the pain of losing someone you loved so much after losing my wife in 2019. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Mary Madonna 2022-09-03 08:02:19
Deb.... so very thoughtful for you and your family at this time. I have such good memories of Chuck at the Postal Service; such a good man. Thinking of you.... Mary
Herb Carter Jr 2022-09-03 10:45:38
I will always cherish the times I spent with Chuck as he patiently taught me how to play Dan Fogleburg The Last Nail. My sincerest condolences to Debra and “Ally cat” and Joseph. Can’t believe this news
Barbara Natale 2022-09-03 12:30:13
I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful cousin who could always make me laugh. Know that you all our in our prayers ❤️
Maryrose Behan 2022-09-03 14:34:42
Deb Alyssa and Joey I am heartbroken over the loss of you beloved husband and father. I know there are no words that can comfort you. I am sending love,hugs , and prayers to you all. Chuck was a great man, a great and hard working employee and you always knew that his family was the most important thing to him. Thoughts and prayers to you all. Xoxo Maryrose
Herb Carter Jr 2022-09-03 15:50:19
I am so sad to hear this terrible news. Debra, my heart goes out to you and your beautiful children. Th ey were just little kids when you left Colonie but I remember playing guitar on your couch with him and Ally sitting between us. I'm sorry we lost touch after the move to Georgia but Chuch will always be one of my best friends. Hel, he taught me to play Dan Fogleburg songs. Please know you are all in my prayers.
Sharon McKinney 2022-09-03 21:55:01
Deb and family, my heartfelt condolences go out to you all. Chuck was a great guy, always made me laugh in every conversation. Still remember what a good time we had when the four of us got together for dinner at the steakhouse and you had a baked potato:-). Heaven has gained an Angel. God has sent for him but I know he will always be looking down and always with you. Sending prayers and hugs!
Chuck Ferdinandsen 2022-09-05 17:59:14
Deb, my heart is breaking for you and your family. I am so sorry to hear about Chuck’s passing. I pray that the wonderful memories will get you through this difficult time❤️🙏🏻
Bernis & Beth Owen 2022-09-05 19:51:55
Deb, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Chuck’s passing. Such a young soul and just getting started on that special chapter, retirement with you. Beth and I were looking forward to the time when y’all would be able to make that trip to Memphis and spend time with us at the cabin. Our prayers are with you, Alyssa, and Joey during this difficult time. Please know that we’re here for you and the kids – just a call away. May God bless and keep you. Love you – Bernis and Beth.
Jim Doring 2022-09-06 09:17:50
Deepest condolences to Deb and the kids . Chuck will be missed by all ,such a great guy and always positive about everything and everybody. The good die young , see you on the other side Chuck . RIP
Eliza Burdi 2022-09-07 08:55:07
With sincere sympathy to all. May God's comfort be with you and strengthen you each and every day.
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