Deerfield Obituary: Richard Seward, 65

Visitation and a remembrance will be held Aug. 2.

Courtesy of Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home
Courtesy of Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home
The following obituary is from Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home:

Richard R. Seward, age 65, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2014 in the presence of loved ones.

Cherished husband of 39 years to Linda nee Benthaus; devoted father of Julie Schatz (Paul); adoring Opa of Sonja Seward Schatz; beloved brother of Robert, Scott (Gail), Terry (Lynn), John (Debbie), and Jim (Merry Beth) and brother-in-law to Julie Benthaus. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews.

Rich, a long-time resident of Deerfield, enjoyed a 26 year career at Northern Trust.

His love for nature included vacations at Glen Lake, Michigan, bird watching at the Botanic Garden, and gardening in his own backyard.

Rich was an avid fan of Chicago sports, especially the Northwestern Wildcats.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 2 from 1 until 3 p.m. with a remembrance of Rich at 3 p.m. at Kelley and Spalding Funeral Home, 1787 Deerfield Rd., Highland Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Richard Seward may be made to the Chicago Botanic Garden Tribute Gift Program, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022 or at http://www.chicagobotanic.org/donate/tribute.


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