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Richard Dominic O'Malley III

Richard Dominic O'Malley III
  • September 6, 1968 - March 24, 2015
  • Sterling, Illinois

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“Dear O'Malley Family, I will always cherish the times Rick and I spent as toddlers together, preschool programs, and grade school at Jordan...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Jim Helms - Evansville, WI

“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...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Dennis and Linda Ebersole

“My deepest sympathies to all of Rick's family. Peace be with you. ”
3 of 25 | Posted by: Angelica (Samon) Tintori - IL

“Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. Love you guys! ”
4 of 25 | Posted by: DARLENE WALDSCHMIDT - IL - Friend

“A great guy that will be missed. Prayers for the family. ”
5 of 25 | Posted by: Matt Woody - Atlanta, GA - Friend

“Soo sorry for your loss.... ”
6 of 25 | Posted by: b shaffer - dixon, IL

“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...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Maddy - Marshfield, MA - Friend

“Kathy & family, I am heartbroken & shocked to hear of Rick's passing. My sincerest condolences to you all. You are in my prayers. ”
8 of 25 | Posted by: Jean Stafford Dana - Riverside, CT

“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...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Julie (Freas) Sisson - Sterling, IL

“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...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Connie De maranville - Geneseo, IL

“Leave a condolence or a memory. ”
11 of 25 | Posted by: Lisa Hughes - vallejo, CA

“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. ”
12 of 25 | Posted by: Sean Eberly - Carbondale, IL

“Sending deepest sympathy to Rick's family & friends. God bless you all during this difficult time. ”
13 of 25 | Posted by: Nancy (Devine) Fries - classmate

“My condolences to the family and friends of Rick. He was a very nice guy. ”
14 of 25 | Posted by: Christina Martinez-McDowell - IL

“Rick & Judy, So sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. Rick & Melisa Twombly ”
15 of 25 | Posted by: Richard Twombly - DeKalb, IL

“Very Sad to see this news. Too Young, but Rick really had a great way of making people laugh and bringing up their moods. ”
16 of 25 | Posted by: Derek Devers - Moline, IL

“I am so sorry for your loss my heart and prayers are with the entire o'malley family. ”
17 of 25 | Posted by: Jennifer Lewis - Clearwater, FL

“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...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Colleen Bloyer Wery - mesa, AZ

“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...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Eric Zeigler - Chicago, IL

“Very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
20 of 25 | Posted by: Frank & Gina Lopez - Sterling, IL

“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...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Chris Hanna - sterling, IL

“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...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Heidi Nerstheimer Kitsmiller - IL

“Judy & Rick, So sorry for your loss. bill & Judy ”
23 of 25 | Posted by: Bill & Judy

“Farewell to a good man, thoughts are with his children and family. ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Eric Biletzky (Bman) - friend

“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...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Danny Hobbs - Murphysboro, IL


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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.