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Richard (Richie) A Smiley

October 28, 1974 ~ April 22, 2022 (age 47)

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Richard A. Smiley (Richie)

Loving husband to Kari (nee Bethell) for 20 years, devoted father to Ashley Michelle.

Dearest son of Anton and Ann Gustin. 

Beloved brother to Susan M. Phelan, Robert J. Phelan III (Kerry), Anton J. Gustin, Joseph M. Gustin, Carol (Kenneth) Denny, Mary (Mickey) Strand, Deborah (Steven) Shepard, and Robert T. Smiley.

Cherished son in law to Donald and Cindy Bethell.

Beloved brother-in-law to Jay (Liz) Bethell.

Devoted uncle to Audrey, Alexis, and Julia Phelan, Alyssa Chavez, Stephanie (John) Cermak, Zachary (Ashley) Denny, Samantha Denny, Mitchell (Jess Jude), Caitlin, and Gabriella Strand, Michael, Matthew (Rachel) Van Vossen, Lilla and William Bethell.  Great uncle to Sarah Cermak, Lucas and Nathan Denny, Zachary, Mackenzie, Riley and Remington Van Vossen.

Caring godfather to Joseph Gustin, Alexis Phelan, and Brooke Boster.

Wonderful father figure to many.

Best dog dad to Brandy, Belle, Watson, Toby, Charlotte, and Jackson.

Walgreen employee for 28 years.

Viewing will be held Thursday April 28TH at 10am until time of Funeral Mass at 11am.

St. Bernadette Church  9343 S. Francisco Evergreen Park, Il 60805

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, Monetary donations may be sent to Kari Smiley to be used for his Daughter Ashley’s college tuition fund.

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April 28, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Bernadette Catholic Church
9343 S. Francisco Ave
Evergreen Park, IL 60805

Funeral Mass
April 28, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Bernadette Catholic Church
9343 S. Francisco Ave
Evergreen Park, IL 60805

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