Rick Cassidy,65, beloved husband for almost 40 years of Cynthia “Cindy” (nee Ray) Cassidy; loving father of Kevin, Brian, and the late Colleen; Dearest son of John T. “Jack” Cassidy and the late Anne M Cassidy; Son-in-law of the late Edward and the late Catherine “June” Ray; Brother-in-law to the late Cathleen “Cathy” Ray Glasgow; Brother of Thomas (Charlene) Cassidy, Susan (Robert) Ecker, Anne (Richard) Drolet, Nora (John) Hanlon, Joyce Kane, Carol (Edward) Novak, and Marilyn (Thomas) Gotsch; Uncle of several nieces and nephews.
Rick was the well-renowned “Lone Roofer” (Contractor) servicing Elmhurst, Lombard, Villa Park and various other communities for 25+ years. For the last several years, he joined Gary Emeritz and Bob Norby installing siding and windows and other exterior work. In retirement, Rick has continued using his experience in contracting with a part-time job at Berland’s Tools. Rick was a fervent lover and writer of music, a guitar player, and enjoyed group jams with family and friends. He shared this enthusiasm generously with others. He was “Chief” of his tribe and a nation officer of Indian Guides which he enjoyed with his sons for many years. He loved spending time with his family and traveling to various places. He was a member of Christ the King Church. He is a long-time resident of Lombard, and formerly of Elmhurst.
Family and friends to gather Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 3 PM to 8 PM at Ahlgrim Funeral Home, 567 South Spring Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126. On Monday, January 7th, the funeral begins at Ahlgrim’s at 9 AM with a Mass to follow at Christ the King Church, 1501 S. Main St., Lombard at 10:00 AM. Final resting place is Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Info 630-834-3515 or www.ahlgrim.com.