Richard Benedict Blake

Richard Blake

American FlagRichard Benedict Blake, age 75, of North Riverside formerly of Brookfield. Navy Veteran. Beloved son of the late Richard Francis Blake and Helen Rose Blake, nee Bombeck; loving brother of Terence (Christine) Blake; uncle of William (Emily) Blake, Jacqueline Blake and Rebecca Blake.

Rich was proud of his education; graduating grade school from St. Francis of Rome, Cicero, high school from St. Phillips Basilica, Chicago and receiving his Bachelors of Science from Elmhurst College in 1987.

Visitation Thursday, January 5, 2023 from 9 A.M. to 10 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral 10 A.M. to St Barbara Church, 4008 Prairie Ave., Brookfield. Mass 10:30 A.M.

Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. David Morse condolence:

    Terry –

    Sorry to hear of your loss.

    Dave Morse

  2. CHERYL A Baunbach-Caplan condolence:

    John and I are sorry to learn that Rick passed away. Our condolences for your loss.

    Marty and Rick always seemed to have a lot to talk about when we all used to get together. I remember him as a gentle soul.

    We won’t be able to make the services, but know that you are in our thoughts.

    Cheryl and Jonn

  3. Bob Pump condolence:

    To Terry and family,

    I am sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Skip Pump

  4. Kirk Sonye and Karie Vlach condolence:

    We met Rich at at Edgewater apartments. We instantly became friends. We will miss going to different restaurants , listening to jazz and just talking.

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