Richard A. “Rich” Chanda, 88, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 10:17 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Liberty Village in Maryville.
He was born August 12, 1929 in Granite City, a son of the late Adolph and Veronica (Chanda) Clyde.
He married Ann A. (Tadich) Chanda on April 16, 1955 at the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Granite City and she survives.
He retired in 1984 from AT&T after 33 years of dedicated service as installation engineer.
He proudly served his country with the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Granite City and had been a member of the N.R.A., Knights of Columbus, AMVETS and the Moose. He enjoyed his many years living in Ocala, Florida and working with computers and investing. He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.
In addition to his beloved wife of 62 years, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Sal Chanda-Farias of Mexico; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Marianne Chanda of St. Louis; two grandchildren, Madelline and Sam Farias; a brother-in-law, Jim Tadich of Florida; two nephews, John Tadich of Georgia and Will and Joanna Tadich of Florida; a cousin, Loretta and Ed Rakowski of Granite City; other extended family and friends.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2606 Washington Avenue in Granite City on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. with Father Jeff Holtman as celebrant. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.
Memorials may be made as masses, to Holy Family Catholic Church or to a charity of one’s choice and may be accepted at the funeral home.
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