Richard Dominic O'Malley III

  • Born: September 6, 1968
  • Died: March 24, 2015
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family


Richard D. O'Malley III, 46 of Sterling died March 24, 2015 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

He was born on September 6, 1968 in Sterling, the son of Richard D. and Judith A. (Plautz) O'Malley. He graduated from Sterling High School in 1987 and later graduated from Southern Illinois University. Rick was a veteran of the Persian Gulf War having served 4 years in the US Navy and was a Sea Air Rescue Swimmer. He was employed at the time of his death as a project engineer at EBE Industries in Walnut, IL and prior to that had worked at Raynor Garage Doors in Dixon. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, target shooting, cooking and was a Chicago Bears and Cubs fan. The joys of his life were his son and daughter.

Surviving is his son, Connor Patrick O'Malley; his daughter Jordan O'Malley; his parents: Richard and Judy O'Malley; his sister, Kathleen Ann (Jonathan) Sheats of Dixon; his brother Timothy James O'Malley of Aurora; his nephews: Benjamin and Michael Sheats; Connor's mother, Kelle O'Malley of Anna, IL and Connor's grandparents, Jerry and Jeni Goddard of Anna, IL.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Michael O'Malley and his grandparents.

Visitation will be Saturday March 28, 2015 from 9:30 – 11:30 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling. Followed by the Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon at St. Mary Catholic Church, Sterling. Burial with military honors will conclude at Riverside Cemetery.