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Mr. Richard Theodore Garfield
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
    P.O. Box 4072
    Pittsfield, MA 01202

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12 N. Pistakee Lake Road
P.O. Box 36
Fox Lake, IL 60020
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“sorry to hear about dicks passiong richard luttrell ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: richard luttrell - friend

“To my daddio:) you were the one, never to raise your voice, never to judge, never to leave me behind. I learned from watching, listening, and...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Lacey Renee - Lake Zurich , IL

“I Worked with Dick at his brothers construction company. Dick was my foreman at that time. He was a joy to be around funny, honest and caring. ...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Craig Miller - Hoffman Estates,, IL

“It's been a very very long time since I have seen Dickie. May he find peace in heaven. ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Tracy Gastfield - Gurnee, IL

“Their are so many things that I never got to say to Dick, Like thanks for being my friend and especially thanks for being my brother. You were my...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Chuck Garfield - Tomahawk, , WI

“My brother Richard will always be tied to me! We lived and worked together, fought and played together. He was my buddy and I will always cherish...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: William Garfield - Mesa, AZ

“I'm sorry to hear of Richards passing. He always welcomed Jeff and I warmly and made us laugh. His sense of humor shined in his eyes. I know you will...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Kristi & Jeff - Indianapolis, IN

“I will always rember richard for over forty years we rode minibikes snowmobiles and work together he was a person that loved his family and respected...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: mark luttrell - mchenry, IL

“I guess mostly I remember how well my brother Richard got along with our father when he was a little boy. From the time he was 4 until he entered 1st...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Pamela Mowers - Wilmington, IL

“I guess mostly I remember how well my brother Richard got along with our father when he was a little boy. From the time he was 4 until he entered 1st...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Pamela Mowers - Wilmington, IL

“I remember drinking beer with Dick at Boot Hill and then going to the races at Wilmot with him. We would usually stop at Russ's house in Spring Grove...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Alan Obenauf

“I will never forget his kind, loving,and charismatic spirit. He was the most gentle and caring person I know and he will always be in my heart. My...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Jamie Manfouo - Queen Creek, AZ

“Richard was the kind of brother who, when we were little and were getting picked on by other kids on the bus, as soon as they found out Dick was our...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Bev Ingman - Tomahawk, WI

“I will never forget the Garfield/Obenauf reunion we had in Tomahawk WI sometime in the 90's. All the girls were posing for a picture and there was...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Tami Obenauf - McHenry , IL

“You were one of the most happy-go-lucky person I knew. Came across a picture, a while back, of you sitting with my dad, shortly before he died, at...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Cheryl Obenauf Jonelis - IL

“To the guy who smiled the most. You were an awesome caring person. You will be loved and missed. Everytime we smile we will think of you..Hugs ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Joni, Ashley and Ben Jr. - IL


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Richard Theodore Garfield 57

Longtime resident of Fox Lake, formerly of Lake Zurich, passed away peacefully, Friday, February 8, 2013, after a courageous 18 year battle with cancer. Born on November 12, 1955, in Highwood, IL, to Russell and Rosalie (nee Obenauf) Garfield.

Richard is remembered for his loving nature, sense of humor, courage, strength, and love of family. He enjoyed the outdoors, spending time snowmobiling, hunting, and fishing, and dearly loved his pets, Miss Kitty, Tommy Girl, and Al. He and his wife, Gloria, loved viewing Bears football games together.

He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Gloria (nee Resketo) Garfield; his dear mother; his loving daughters, Lindsay, and Lacey; his siblings, Russell, (Angie) Garfield, Kathy (Tom) Contri, Pam (Dan) Mowers, Bill (Melody) Garfield, Wanda Garfield, Donna (Don) Powell, Chris Massa, Chuck (Julie) Garfield, Bev (Red) Ingman, Ted (Sheryl) Garfield, Ben Garfield; Aunts, Uncles, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.

Richard was preceded in death by his father in 2007.


Visitation on Friday, February 15, from 4 until the 7:30 p.m. funeral service at K. K. Hamsher Funeral Home, 12 N. Pistakee Lake Rd., Fox Lake, and a Celebration of Life Memorial Gathering, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, February 16, at the Community Center of Forest Lake, 23489 N. East Road, Lake Zurich, IL 60047.
Memorials in Richard's name may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202

Interment will be private.