Richard A. Maganini of Glen Ellyn Richard A. Maganini, 48, passed away in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his wife and children, on Dec. 28, 2012, after a hard-fought 3½ year battle with brain cancer. Rich grew up in Hinsdale, the youngest of Helen and the late Dr. Robert Maganini, and graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor of journalism/communications. He was the director of corporate communitcations for Open Text Technologies for 10 years. He held prior positions at Arthur Anderson, Comdisco, Ameritech and Deborah Gordon Public Relations. Rich is survived by his loving wife, Tammy (nee Jackson) and was the proud fathe rof three children, Rihcard "RJ" (16), Michael (14) and Kelly (12). He is also survived by his mother, Helen; his brothers and sisters, Anthony "AJ" Maganini of San Clemente, Calif., Elena Maganini of Burbank, Calif., Gina Maganini of Glen Ellyn and Dr. Robert "Bob" Maganini of St. Charles; sisters-in-law, Jan Knox, Jerilyn Merrill and Kathy Rodgers; and brothers-in-law, Dan Jackson and Jim Jackson. In addition, he is survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. Rich will be deeply missed along with his stories, impressions and incredible sense of humor. "The depth of our sadness is commensurate with how wonderful he was and it feels bottomless." A wake will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Leonard Funeral Home, 565 Duane St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. Funeral services will begin with prayers at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at the funeral home, and proceed to St. Petronille Catholic Church, 420 Glenwood Ave., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 for Mass at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Glen Ellyn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Maganini Children College Fund, c/o Tamara Maganini. To write a message to Rich, please visit his Facebook page... For funeral information, call 630-469-0032.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from December 31, 2012 to January 1, 2013