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Arthur Kent Rich '53 Obituary

Arthur Kent Rich of Grayslake Arthur Kent Rich, "Kent" to most who knew him, 81, passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville after a three-year battle with cancer. He was born in Libertyville on March 25, 1931, to the now late Elmer and Ruth (nee Anderson) Rich. Kent was a lifelong Grayslake resident, all within a three block radius. He was a founding member of the local Jaycees, was on the Grayslake Lake Management Committee for over 20 years, and on the Grayslake Library Board since 1970. He was considered by many to be a local historian. Kent worked for his entire career in School District 96, where he taught 7th and 8th grade math and science, later became principal, and then finished his career as director of facilities and transportation. He loved to travel, and made his way all over the United States and Europe through the years. Kent was the beloved husband of 54 years to Karen (nee Vandernald), whom he married on Nov. 30, 1957, in Chicago, in a dual- wedding with Karen's cousin; the loving father of Kathe (Frank Popp) Rich and Kent (Robyn) Rich; and the cherished grandfather of Annie. Friends of the family may join them for a memorial visitation at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 4 until 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for presentation to the Grayslake Library, as well as to enhance access to Grayslake. For further information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org. . Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from September 5 to September 6, 2012
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Published online on December 20, 2012 courtesy of Beloit College.

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