Andrew Joseph Gracyus, age 63, of Oak Ridge, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016 at his home.

He was born October 25, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, son of Joseph and Mary Skodon Gracyus.  He and Betty Bowen were married October 31, 1970 in Chicago.

Andrew was a Teamster working as a dock worker in Chicago.  He also volunteered for the Worth, Illinois fire department. He loved nature and enjoyed being out in the woods building trails on his property near Oak Ridge.

Loving survivors include his wife Betty; two daughters Betty Wendy Gracyus and Candy Jo Gracyus both of Oak Ridge.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held from 4 – 8 pm on Wednesday, June 22, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, June 23 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson, with Fr. John Harth officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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