Richard A. Sharp, age 59, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on June 10th, 2019

SharpRichard “Rich” A. Sharp, age 59, of Lombard, passed away June 6, 2019.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 13th from 3 – 9 PM with a Funeral Service at 4 PM (Thursday) at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Interment will be private.

Rich is survived by his beloved wife, Tina, and his son, Chris.

Rich was born in Fayettteville, TN, to Leslie “Bud” and Grace Sharp and grew up on the North side of Chicago.  He had 8 siblings, Jim, Roy, Mickey, Linda, Kathy, Joy, Michael and Florence.

Rich met his wife, Tina, at a bowling alley where she was subbing for a friend.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and served in leadership roles for all activities his son, Chris, participated in.  He always took an active role with youth of whatever church he was attending.

Rich had worked at Dreisilker Electric Motors for over 30 years.

Rich loved Woodhaven Lakes and always was involved in making it the best place it could be by serving with Chapel in the Woods, Public Safety Board of Review and Section Rep.  He recently had served as the Missions Leader for Harvard Church, and especially had a heart for serving during warming day. Rich firmly believed in serving others as Jesus would have done.

In lieu of flowers, Rich would have preferred to have donations made to Harvard Avenue Evangelical Free Church, Attn:  Youth Ministries, 206 W. St. Charles Rd., Villa Park, IL  60181.

For more information 888-629-0094.

 

3 Comments so far ↓

  1. Deborah Inman says:

    Rest in Peace Friend.

  2. Susan Kross says:

    Deepest sympathy to Tina and Chris. I will always remember Rich’s sweet temperament and generosity. I fondly remember our Thursday nights at PJs. Many nights of good conversation and hanging out , some of my favorite memories are the trips the group took to the Wisconsin Dells but I think my favorite trip memory is when we took a camping trip to Mississippi Palisades on a cold Thanksgiving weekend. Rich and Rich Carlson went to the store and bought matching Carhart coveralls because no way were they going to be exposed to the cold damp weather. Although I have not seen Rich in a while I feel I have been blessed to have been in his company and I will always cherish the memories we made as a crazy group who hung out in the back of a disco on Thursday nights but never really danced . RIP Rich ,go have some adventures with Mario and Marty. Love and Peace to all who knew and loved Rich

  3. Michael Flamang says:

    To my wonderful Chicago cousins,
    Tina and Chris,
    I am so sorry for this sudden loss. Rich was just an awesome member of your extended family.
    It is always a joy to spend time with you. I hope we’ll be able to do it again soon. Thinking of you all.
    Love, Michael Flamang

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