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Richard John  Evers
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Obituary for Richard John Evers

Richard John Evers, III, at 75, better known as Rich, passed away on November 7th, 2017, in Ocala, Florida. Born September 10th, 1942, to Richard (Sam) and Alice Evers in Chicago, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Alice; sister Carol Horwick (Bob). He is also survived by his brother Joseph Evers (Mary Ann) of Worth, Illinois.

He was married to Kathleen in 1972. They had just celebrated 45 exciting years together. They raised three children Robert, David (Lynnette), and Dawn (Michael). He was a loving father to all. Also a proud papa to three amazing grandsons Alex, Jack, and Danny. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved him fondly.

Rich worked for the Chicago Board of Education as a dedicated employee for 34 years. He always walked the hallways with a smile and a helping hand to all of his teachers and staff. He went on to work at OfficeMax in Lemont, Illinois, for another 13 years and then retired from there.

After retiring for the second time he was off to a new adventure. He headed straight for the Florida sun. Seems strange because he never had a tan, never liked the sun, didn’t like the heat, nor swimming in the pool. He loved tooling around in his purple golf cart, but never played a round of golf. While enjoying the Florida sun, you could see Rich strolling around in his colorful
Tommy Bahama shirts, dinner with Ocala friends on Wednesday nights, loved seafood, and never passed up a chance to go on a cruise. He had 49 cruises under his belt as of 2017. He was looking forward to his 50th cruise this December with his Chicago friends.

Rich will always be remembered for his outstanding wit, beautiful smile, generous heart, and his deep devotion to the Hallmark channel where he never missed a single movie, especially at Christmastime. He will be deeply missed by his three grandkids, family, and all who had the pleasure of meeting him. He was one of a kind.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Offerings in Richard's name may be made to Legacy House Hospice in Marion County, Florida, 9505 SW 110th Street, Ocala, Florida 34481 and will be deeply appreciated.


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3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Petkus Lemont Funeral Home

12401 South Archer Avenue
Lemont, IL 60439

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25

Nov

7:00 PM
Petkus Lemont Funeral Home

12401 South Archer Avenue
Lemont, IL 60439

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