Richard M. Raven 8/23/47 – 3/5/10


Richard Michael Raven

Age 62, of Shorewood, passed away peacefully Friday, March 5, 2010 at University of Chicago Medical Center.

Born August 23, 1947 in Chicago, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served during the Vietnam War. He worked as a Project Manager and Communications Instructor for Ameritech.

His family was his life.

Surviving are his wife, Kathy A. (nee Kupka) Raven; his children, Richard James (Jill) Raven, Cherie (Brian Chapin) Raven, and Kristin Ellen (Ben O’Connor) Raven; four grandchildren, Brook Elizabeth and Richard John Raven, and Audrey Katherine and Edward Michael Chapin; one brother, Daniel Joseph Raven; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded by his parents, Stanley and Dorothy (nee Coakley) Raven; and three siblings, Raymond, Robert, and Dorothy Raven.

Funeral services for Richard M. Raven will be Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home chapel. Internment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville. In lieu of flowers, memorials to University of Chicago Cancer Research Center, 5841 S. Maryland Ave MC 1440, Chicago, IL 60637 would be appreciated. Visitation Tuesday, from 3-8 p.m. at:

Fred C. Dames Funeral Home
3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet
(815) 741-5500 http://www.fredcdames.com

  1. #1 by errhode on March 7, 2010 - 11:04 am

    My condolences to you and especially to Kristy.

  2. #2 by sheeva on March 7, 2010 - 6:46 pm

    my condolences to you and kristy.