Richard Walsh Jr., 59

Former River Forest resident

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Richard A. Walsh Jr., 59, of La Grange Park and formerly of River Forest, died suddenly on Dec. 1, 2018. Born in Chicago on Nov. 25, 1959 to the late Richard A. Walsh Sr. and the late Patricia "Patsy" (nee Igoe) Walsh, he was raised in River Forest, graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School in 1977, and from Illinois State University. He was a commercial printing salesman for over 35 years.  

Richard was the husband of Roberta Allen Walsh for 30 years; the father of Natalie and Ricky; the brother of Mark (Eva), Patrick (Elizabeth "Lou"), Brian (fiancée Debbie Gansauer), Kate (Patrick) Hennessy, Annie Walsh and Teresa Potasiak; and the uncle, cousin and friend of many. 

Visitation is on Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 3 to 9 p.m. at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St. in Oak Park. Friends and family will meet at St. Luke Church on Thursday, Dec. 6 for Mass at 10 a.m., followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to the ASPCA ( or the Congregation of St. Joseph ( are appreciated. Additional information is available at 708-383-3191.

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