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RICHARD J. "DICK" Dvoratchek(1928 - 2013)

Richard J. "Dick" Dvoratchek, Sr. of Arlington Heights Richard J. "Dick" Dvoratchek, Sr. was born on July 29, 1928 in Chicago to Jacob and Mary (nee Salzinger) Dvoratchek. He passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 surrounded by many of his loving family. Dick proudly chose to serve his country in the Navy during the Korean War. Upon his honorable discharge, Dick enjoyed a 40 year career working for Illinois Bell Telephone. Dick and Nanette raised their family while residing in Chicago's Forest Glen neighborhood for 40 years. Dick lived his life to the fullest while loving his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, lovingly serving his family, friends, and others he met. He also shared his abundant love with many dogs over the years, especially Brandy & Gina. Dick loved spending time at the lake with his large family. Richard is survived by his spouse of 62 years, whom he married August 8, 1950 at Queen of Angels Church, Nanette (nee Monahan) Dvoratchek. He was the proud father of six children, Richard Jr. (Kathleen) of Elkhorn, WI, Cathleen (James) Russo of Chicago, James (Jeanine) of Arlington Heights, Lawrence (Mary) of Antioch, Diane (Jeffery) Scaduto of Davis and Sandra (Charles) Tannehill of Chicago; twenty-one grandchildren, Jennifer (Stephen) Weightman, Daniel (Erica) Dvoratchek, Patrick Dvoratchek, Nicholas Russo, Adam (Logan) Russo, Kelli Russo, Libby Russo, Emily (Ryan) Hammer, Lisa (Michael) Crilly, Corrie (Jordan) Krula, Michael Dvoratchek, Michael Hobolich, Paul Hobolich, Chance Dvoratchek, Madison Dvoratchek, Max Scaduto, Julie Scaduto, Ian Tannehill, Jacob Tannehill, Charlie Tannehill, and Kayla Tannehill; seven great-grandchildren, Nico and Alex DeMarco, Mason and Cooper Dvoratchek, Patrick Jr. Dvoratchek, Jonathan Russo and Owen Hammer; his brother, Jacob (Mary) Dvoratchek; his sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Lavery, Jean Martin, Patty (Nick) Bellissimo and brother-in-law, Chuck (Gayle) Monahan and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary; his granddaughter, Michelle Hobolich; his nephew, Daniel Dvoratchek; and his parents. Visitation will be held from 3pm to 8pm Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights. In state 9:00am, Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at St. Edna Catholic Church, 2525 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights until time of funeral Mass at 10:00am. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to of Metropolitan Chicago, 1440 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607. Funeral Information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFH.com or 847-253-0168.
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Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd.
1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd. Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 253-0168

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Mar. 31 to Apr. 1, 2013
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