Richard A. Castellana
FUNERAL HOME
Lawn Funeral Home Ltd
17909 S 94Th Ave
Tinley Park, IL
Castellana, Richard A.

Richard A. Castellana Suddenly, beloved husband of Patricia nee Perreira; loving father of Caitlin and Michael Castellana; devoted son of Antonietta and the late Cesare Castellana; cherished brother of Lucy, Steve and Edward Castellana; dearest son-in-law of Manuel and Mary Jean Perreira; dear brother-in-law of Robert, Steve(Gwen) and Christopher(Tammy) Perreira; proud uncle, cousin and friend to many. Visitation Wednesday 1:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with at Prayer Service at 4:00 P.M. at Lawn Funeral Home 17909 S 94th Ave Tinley Park Il 60487 Interment Private (708) 532-3100.

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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jun
16
Visitation
1:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Lawn Funeral Home Ltd
17909 S 94Th Ave, Tinley Park, IL
Jun
16
Prayer Service
4:00p.m.
Lawn Funeral Home Ltd
17909 S 94Th Ave, Tinley Park, IL
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Antoinetta I am sorry to hear a about Rickie was such a funny kid. Very fond memories. Prayers for all the Castellana’s May he Rest In Peace .
Teresa Walsh-Storino
Neighbor
June 18, 2021
Dear Patricia, Caitlin and Michael,

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Rick, your beloved husband and father. I was shocked and deeply saddened by his sudden tragic passing. To say that life is sometimes not fair is an understatement.
It was my pleasure to coach Rick in Pony League, in particular the 1980 Blue Island Pony League All-Star team, which at that time had gone further than any other team in league history.
As I was thinking about Rick, I have some very vivid memories about him. During one tournament game in Palos I remember Rick making a spectacular game-saving catch in the left-field and then throwing a perfect strike to cut down the runner at home plate for double play. He ran into the dugout, wide-eyed with a big grin, so happy about that play. I think he talked a mile-a-minute about it while getting ready to bat. Of course, he talked about it for days after that as well...LOL
I also remember just how funny Rick was, especially how he liked to kid everyone even though he was one of the smaller guys on the team (back then everyone grew up together so he could get away with it). I guess you could say he was a bit of jokester.
Mostly Rick was one of those kids that you looked forward to seeing at practice / game-days because you knew he'd do something to put a smile on your face or to elicit a laugh. Rick was always gracious, polite and respectful (which I really appreciated).
One always wonders how much time we have on this earth and what's God's plan for us. All I can say is to cherish the memories and take solace in knowing that he will always be with each and every one us. Just smile and think of the great times had with a wonderful person. Simply, Rick was the best!

Lee R. Talley
Tinley Park, IL
(formerly of Blue Island)
Lee R. Talley
Acquaintance
June 17, 2021
My condolences to Ricky and his family... I am part of the FMB Family.. I am praying for you all during your time if bereavement. I have helped out in the that location before and he was always so nice and polite just a really cool guy, had a way of making us feel protected...My heart really goes out to you.
LaTanya Chism
Family
June 16, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. I am part of the FMB Family and my prayers go out to you all.
TRACEY SAUNDERS
Coworker
June 16, 2021
Dear Patti, Caitlin, and Michael,
My heart is sincerely bleeding for all of you, and Rick's family & friends. Angel shared with me that she is sad for everyone. Hunter told me that Rick was protecting people and that makes him a Hero. Please know that you are all in our hearts, thoughts, and Prayers forever.
Love your Cousin,
Tracy Kowalczyk
Tracy Kowalczyk
Family
June 16, 2021
Ricky was such a great guy. Although I only worked with him at Bridgeview for 6 years, I will always remember his forever smiling face. I never heard a mean word come out of his mouth. Heaven has gained an angel and my thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Linda Brandys
Friend
June 16, 2021
Michael and Caitlin I'm so very sorry for the loss of your Dad, may he rest in heavenly peace and I pray that god watches over you all in this devastating time
Barb Ledford
Friend
June 15, 2021
City of Blue Island
June 15, 2021
Patti, I'm so very sorry for your loss. My prayers and condolences go out to you and your family. God bless you!!!
Kevin Winston
Friend
June 15, 2021
Such a good man. His kids expressed their strong love for him. RIP
THOMAS M ODONNELL
Coworker
June 14, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Maria Allamprese
Friend
June 14, 2021
Sorry for your loss, years ago I was remanded from court over at Bridgeview .. Started small talk with R.C under the south side italian act . For those few minutes I wasn’t in jail. Nice man ,god bless him and family
Mike B
June 14, 2021
The Valla Family
June 14, 2021
May ricky s soul rest I. Peace. Amen.
Mary warfield
Coworker
June 14, 2021
Patti,

Words fail to express my deep sorrow for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Danielle Villalpando
Coworker
June 14, 2021
Amy K Brazel
June 14, 2021
PSU5 Team
June 14, 2021
Patti, Michael and Caitlin, so very sorry for the loss of your husband and father Richard, prayers for you all... Such a loss. Gods peace and love.
Judy Furjanic
Coworker
June 14, 2021
Patti and Family -

So sorry to hear about your loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Barb Peryer
Friend
June 14, 2021
Patti and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.
Aneta Lysek
Coworker
June 14, 2021
Patti and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.
Aneta Lysek
Coworker
June 14, 2021
I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Ricky as a Deputy in Bridgeview. He was definitely One of The Good Guys. Always had a smile on his face, willing to help and so respectful of us “older” Deputies. I had the pleasure of seeing him a few weeks ago at Wally Goodyear’s Going Away Party. Got to gave him a hug, so glad I did. May God Rest his soul and give you all the strength and courage he needs right now. He will be missed by so many.
Joan Koepke Walski
Coworker
June 14, 2021
Very sorry for you Patti and Chris P. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you feel surrounded by much love. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Vinod Sisodiya
Coworker
June 14, 2021
The pain I feel over this situation is indescribable. We are going to miss him so much. Mentally I am messed completely up over this entire situation.
We loved him but couldn't help him. (Tears)
We admired his Passion for doing his job.
He protected us! (Tears)
God knows Rick did not deserve this to happen.
I will miss his conversations about his wife and their outings. I will miss his talks about him and his son prepping to watch a game. I will miss his stories about the crazy dog (lol) the stories made us all laugh.
When he walked in to work you seen the joy of him being with us.
His spirit, his heart, his thoughtfulness will never be forgotten.
I don't where our staff will go after this moment of losing family but that's what Rick was Family to us.
We will never be the same. We are broken inside and only God can heal us of this pain.
I'm so sorry we lost our friend! (Tears)
Cenia
Coworker
June 14, 2021
Rick was a good man and very professional Deputy Sheriff! My prayers are with you Patti and his family. God bless his soul amen
Anthony P. O’Donnell
Coworker
June 14, 2021
I have loved rick since the day we met...He loved his family he was always so kind and giving . He loved kids always playing with kids at court house he was so amazing he will be missed . I pray for his family and may he fly with the angels heaven just gained the leader of the pack.....
Rosalind Newman
Friend
June 14, 2021
Patti I am praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Treasures all of those precious memories.
Debbie Nelson
Deborah Nelson
Coworker
June 14, 2021
Patti and Family, so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.
Linda McCormack
Linda McCormack
June 14, 2021
So very sorry Patti. Praying for you and your family. Cherish those precious memories. Hugs

Teresa Rogers
Teresa Rogers
June 14, 2021
Lorena
June 14, 2021
Patti & Family,
We are so very sorry for your loss and are praying for you and your entire family. Hoping your many wonderful memories will help you through this very difficult time.
Renee and Mike Thompson
Renee Thompson
Coworker
June 14, 2021
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