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Obituary: In Loving Memory of Richard A. Salisbury

Richard's visitation will take place on Monday, Feb. 18 and mass of Christian Burial will take place on Feb. 19.

Richard A Salisbury, age 48, of Montgomery, IL died Saturday, February 16, 2013 at his residence.  He was born October 10, 1964 in Aurora, IL.       

Richard was a member of St Anne Catholic Church in Oswego, IL.  He had attended school in Oswego graduating from Oswego High School in the Class of 1982 and then on to Western Illinois University.  

He was employed in sales with US Diamond Wheel of Oswego, IL for over 15 years.  He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bear fan over the years.  One of his great pleasures was cooking especially for family events.       

Richard is survived by two daughters Stephanie Salisbury of Montgomery, IL, Amy Salisbury of DeKalb, IL, two sons Ryan Salisbury of St Charles, IL, Robert Salisbury of Montgomery, IL; his mother Eleanor Salisbury of Montgomery, IL; two sisters Julia Salisbury of Rockford, IL, Kathryn (Craig) Quantock of Yorkville, IL, two brothers Matthew Salisbury and John (Julie) Salisbury both of Montgomery, IL; several aunts, uncles,  nieces, nephews and his former wife Amy Vandenberg of Oswego, IL.  He was preceded in death by his father Allen H Salisbury. 

Visitation will take place on Monday, February 18, 2013 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the 1801 Douglas Road Oswego, IL.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St Anne Catholic Church  551 Boulder Hill Pass in Oswego, IL, celebrated by Fr. David Hankus.  Private burial will take place at the Oswego Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the charity of the donor’s choice in Richard’s memory. His family would like it to be known that his fellow employees at US Diamond Wheel were very special and caring to him.  Special thanks to them, as well as, the staff at Rush-Copley Medical Center, Drs. Sean Rardin and Jospeh Meschi. 

For additional information 630/554-3888.

Special thanks to the Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory for the obituary.

William "Billy" Mussari February 18, 2013 at 06:32 PM
Been doing business with Rick for several years. He was a friend first and then a business associate from our first contact. I will miss speaking with him very much. I send love, prayers, positivity and consolation to his family. I hope he meets Ron Santo up yonder and they both negotiate a trip to the World Series for the Cubbies this year. Rick would have that affect even on the Good Lord himself. May he rest in peace and may his soul and the the souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. Billy Mussari Diamond Mfg. Co.Punch Dept. (formerly known as Dependable Punch)
kt February 18, 2013 at 08:52 PM
Rick you were a co worker and a friend. You have a wonderful family and I have been fortunate to have met you. We never did get to eat that deep fried bacon together like we planed. I am going to miss you buddy. God bless brother. kt
Ashley Given February 19, 2013 at 12:18 AM
Ill miss you buddy!!! I loved our talks about nothing at all and everything under the sun. My morning coffee will never be the same with out you making it ;-). You will be missed.
Michelle Boyer February 19, 2013 at 07:29 PM
I placed orders with Rick for many years and we gave each other static because he was a Cubs fan and I am a Cardinals fan. I'm so very sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this time of sorrow. Michelle Boyer, Purchasing Agent, U.S. Tool Group
TWT February 22, 2013 at 06:16 PM
I worked with Rick for most of the 15+ years that he was at US Diamond. I had much admiration for his willingness to admit he was a Cubs fan (Sox for me) and we had alot of fun poking at each others teams. Rick you were always a great help to me and I will miss you. Rest in peace Buddy. Until we meet again.

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