Richard Alan “Rick” Rawlinson,
64, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Princeton, passed away Sunday Jan. 23, 2011 at WeissMemorialHospital in Chicago.
Richard was born on Oct. 19, 1946 to John D. and Mary Elizabeth (Griffith) Rawlinson.
He grew up in Grayville, Ill and moved to Princeton graduating from PrincetonHigh School class of 1964. He then earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from OaklandCityCollege. He served in the United States Army during the
Vietnam War where he was an operating room technician in a
M.A.S.H. unit in Korea.
Rick served as a volunteer at
Deaconess/Ohio Valley Hospice Care. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic
Church in Princeton, and at the end of his life, witnessed to his faith
in God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
He is survived by his daughter, Sarah
(Steve) Russell of Peachtree, Ga.; a son Tom (Mary) Rawlinson
of Evanston, Ill.; mother, Mary Elizabeth Rawlinson
of Princeton; sister, Mary C. (John) Ford of Peachtree, Ga.; brothers, Mikel (Annette) Rawlinson of
Greenwood. Mark Rawlinson of Princeton; grandchildren, Andrew and Emily
Russell, Juggy and NimaiRawlinson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his
Funeral services will be at Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Father Bernie Etienne officiating. Burial will be at the OakGroveCemetery in Grayville, Ill.. V
Visitation will be from Thursday at the funeral home.