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Richard H. Calica, age 67, died Dec. 22, 2013 at home following a brief illness. Beloved husband of 47 years of Judith (nee Mozarsky), loving father of Andrew (Jacqueline) and adoring grandfather of one-year old Leo Jonathan. Also survived by his brothers, Arnold and Dan. Richard devoted his career to improving the lives of abused and neglected children and their families. He served as the Director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services from 2011-2013 after more than 30 years as the Executive Director of the Juvenile Protective Association. Richard was nationally recognized for his expertise as a thinker, innovator and child welfare advocate. He was admired, respected and loved by students, staff, colleagues and friends. A Memorial Service is planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Juvenile Protective Association, 1707 N Halsted Street, Chicago, IL, 60614, or the Jazz Foundation of America, 322 W 48th St, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10036, will be greatly appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals-Skokie Chapel 847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Dec. 24, 2013
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