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88, of Oak Park, loving husband of Ann, cherished father of Bill (Restina), Kathy (Paul), Nancy (George), David (Jennifer), and Jeff (Maryann) and a devoted grandfather of six, and two great-grandchildren. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday July 26, 2017. Born October 1928 in Chicago, Illinois, Richard graduated Hirsh High School in 1946 and joined the U.S. Army where he served in Korea. He married Ann in 1951, raised five children, and retired from the the U.S. Post Office after 37 years. He was a proud three Blue Star Navy father. Richard will be lying in state from 10:00 am with Mass to follow at 11:00 am Saturday July 29, 2017, at St. Bernardine Catholic Church, 7246 Harrison St, Forest Park, Il 60130. Arrangements by Woodlawn Funeral Home, Forest Park. Info: 708 442-8500 or visit In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care at