Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear O'Malley Family,

I will always cherish the times Rick and I spent as toddlers together, preschool programs, and grade school at Jordan Elementary. We saw each other occasionally later in life but over time were separated by distance and circumstances. I rode a mini bike, played Atari for the first time, and enjoyed the endless Lego collection. Oh yes, I also listened to AC/DC for the first time...all with Rick at your house. We spent lots of summers hanging out at Emerald Hill as well. And who could forget the trampoline and flag football - Go Dolphins. Honest to goodness growing up together kind of stuff. I think my mom was scared to death much of the time, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. Thank you all for being part of that amazing childhood. I will miss you Rick and will remember you always.

Jim Helms

Posted by Jim Helms - Evansville, WI - Childhood friend and classmate   March 30, 2015

We just heard of Ricky's passing yesterday and wanted to extend our condolences to you and your family. We know how you must feel. I hope you can focus on the good times and don't be afraid to shed tears, they will help you heal.

Posted by Dennis and Linda Ebersole    March 30, 2015

My deepest sympathies to all of Rick's family. Peace be with you.

Posted by Angelica (Samon) Tintori - Sterling, IL - Classmate   March 28, 2015

Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. Love you guys!

Posted by DARLENE WALDSCHMIDT - ROCK FALLS and MESA, AZ, IL - Friend   March 28, 2015


A great guy that will be missed. Prayers for the family.

Posted by Matt Woody - Atlanta, GA - Friend   March 28, 2015

Soo sorry for your loss....

Posted by b shaffer - dixon, IL   March 28, 2015

I am truly sorry, I cannot imagine the pain & loss you are all experiencing right now. Know that I am praying for strength for you all to be able to bear this incredible loss. Kathy please text me, I want to get in touch with you. 6177911820

Posted by Maddy - Marshfield, MA - Friend   March 27, 2015

Kathy & family, I am heartbroken & shocked to hear of Rick's passing. My sincerest condolences to you all. You are in my prayers.

Posted by Jean Stafford Dana - Riverside, CT - Friend   March 27, 2015

Rick, Judy, Tim & Kathy - I am so sorry to hear about Ricky. Please know that I'm praying for strength and healing for you all during this difficult time.

Posted by Julie (Freas) Sisson - Sterling, IL - Jordan Schoolmate   March 27, 2015

Rick and Judy,
All of the Pletsch family send their heartfelt sympathies to your family at this time and know that we are praying for you and your families

Posted by Connie De maranville - Geneseo, IL - Cousin to Judy and Rick O'Malle   March 27, 2015

Leave a condolence or a memory.

Posted by Lisa Hughes - vallejo, CA - classmate of sister   March 27, 2015

Thanks for the great memories and great times, you will be greatly missed. My prayers go out to his family and friends during this rough time.

Posted by Sean Eberly - Carbondale, IL - Classmate   March 27, 2015

Sending deepest sympathy to Rick's family & friends. God bless you all during this difficult time.

Posted by Nancy (Devine) Fries - classmate   March 27, 2015

My condolences to the family and friends of Rick. He was a very nice guy.

Posted by Christina Martinez-McDowell - East Moline, IL - High school friends   March 27, 2015

Rick & Judy,

So sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Rick & Melisa Twombly

Posted by Richard Twombly - DeKalb, IL - Friend   March 27, 2015

Very Sad to see this news. Too Young, but Rick really had a great way of making people laugh and bringing up their moods.

Posted by Derek Devers - Moline, IL - Classmate   March 27, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss my heart and prayers are with the entire o'malley family.

Posted by Jennifer Lewis - Clearwater, FL - Friend   March 27, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with Rick's family and friends during this difficult time. Rick was a funny, kind, and loyal friend. He will be missed by many. May God comfort you and be with you all.

Posted by Colleen Bloyer Wery - mesa, AZ - friend   March 27, 2015

I was deeply saddened to hear of my childhood friend Ricky passing away. We have not been in contact for over 30 years at this point, but I remember fondly how much I loved going to his parent's house and goofing around as childhood chums do. Rick & Judy always treated me like another son, and I am truly sorry for their loss. You can tell from everything his friends and family are saying that he obviously continued to inspire, set an example and leave a lasting impact with those he encountered. His smile was always infectious.

My heartfelt condolences to his family and son. Connor, know in your heart that Rick was a great man. Use him as an example in your own life.

Warmest Regards....

Posted by Eric Zeigler - Chicago, IL - Childhood Friend   March 27, 2015

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Frank & Gina Lopez - Sterling, IL - Friend   March 27, 2015

Rick was one of my first friends when I came from Rock Falls to Sterling High School my Freshmen year,we also rd the bus together he could always make me laugh.he will truly be condolences to the family.

Posted by Chris Hanna - sterling, IL - school friend   March 27, 2015


My heart, my thoughts & my prayers go out to the entire O'Malley family. May God comfort you & be with you in your time of loss & sorrow. Gone so soon, but will never be forgotten.

Posted by Heidi Nerstheimer Kitsmiller - Rock Falls, IL - School friend   March 27, 2015


Judy & Rick,

So sorry for your loss.

bill & Judy

Posted by Bill & Judy    March 26, 2015

Farewell to a good man, thoughts are with his children and family.

Posted by Eric Biletzky (Bman) - friend   March 26, 2015

Thank you for the memories and friendship during work and play. I enjoyed the time we had at work, playing golf, at the shooting range and just hanging out. You will be missed.

Posted by Danny Hobbs - Murphysboro, IL - Friend/former co-worker   March 26, 2015