Richard E. Zabel Sr.
1945 - 2020
Zabel, Sr., Richard E.

Born: June 27, 1945

Passed: August 30, 2020

Richard E. Zabel, Sr. age 75 of Ft. Lauderdale, FL passed away at his home on August 30, 2020. He was born in Chicago, IL to Louis and Josephine Zabel.

He is survived by his sister Anita Grizaffi (Bern), brother Robert Zabel, sister Louise Cullinan (Patrick), son Rick Zabel, Jr. (Kris), 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Linda and his daughter Debra. Rick was an entrepreneur and had numerous businesses throughout his life. They are deeply missed by all who knew and loved them. Rick and his daughter Debra will be laid to rest at Christ the King Church Cemetery in Wonder Lake on Saturday, September 18, 2021.

Burial of Cremations:

Christ the King Cemetery

5016 E. Wonder Lake Road

Wonder Lake, IL

Time: 11:45 (sharp)

Celebration of life will immediately follow.

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Published by Chicago Sun-Times on Sep. 15, 2021.
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I have many fond memories of your kindness and friendship...riposa con gli angeli.
September 19, 2021
Happy trails to you my very dear friend Rick. So many memories from Taft High School. Sorry for your loss Rick's family and friends.
Lana Calamaio Sheaffer
September 17, 2021
My Old Buddy, We always had great times Together.have a great time on the Other Side.
Lue Barry Cole
September 16, 2021
When Rick was still living here he always showed up at the lunches Stu Dunn and I had. He would always add to the stories from years ago. He will be missed. RIP
Frank Braun
September 16, 2021
Rick was a character and a personality at our guys Taft reunions. I worked for his father at Mil Green and I was friends with his brother Bob . I felt part of the family . I´ll miss him .
Gary Bauer
September 16, 2021
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