OBITUARY

Richard Charles Aho

June 1, 1935August 19, 2011

Richard Charles Aho ,of Wadsworth, IL passed away Friday, August 19, 2011 at Manor Care Health Services, in Northbrook, IL at the age of 76. He was born June 1, 1935 in Waukegan, IL, the son of the late Charles V. and Evelyn (Spaulding) Aho. He graduated from Waukegan Township High School in 1953 and served honorably in the U.S. Army, 3rd Armored Division at Fort Hood, TX and in Germany from 1958 to 1961. Richard enjoyed a long, productive career as a talented carpenter with Hanna Construction, U.S. Steel in Waukegan, IL, and Public Works at Great Lakes Naval Base, retiring in 1997. Richard loved life and lived it well, having a special connection to his Creator through all the beauties of nature he enjoyed so much. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Bette (Collins) Aho, step-daughter Brenna (Kevin) Moran, step-sons Steven (Shai) Will, and Mark (Amy) Will; sister Charlene Hook; niece Cheryl Griffin; nephew Rick (Debbie) Hook; loving great nieces; great nephews; step-grandchildren; and many devoted cousins. Richard will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered as a kind, honorable and genuinely sweet, caring man. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life with visitation from 6 - 9 PM, Friday, August 26, 2011 at Marsh Funeral Home, 305 N. Cemetery Rd., Gurnee, IL 60031 and a Memorial Service at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, August 27, 2011, also at Marsh Funeral Home. A funeral procession and inurnment will follow at Northshore Garden of Memories, North Chicago, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Alzheimer's Association , P.O. Box 96011, Washington. DC 20090-6011 or at alz.org

Services

  • Celebration of Life Friday, August 26, 2011
  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 27, 2011
REMEMBERING

Richard Charles Aho

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Diane Vepley ( Saucee Mama )

August 26, 2011

My deepest condolences Bette. Richard will forever be remembered.

Liz & Greg Swanson

August 26, 2011

Dear Bette,
We were so shocked & saddened to hear about Richard. We just received your card today, and want to thank you for taking the time to write & leave it for us. It was a pleasure to know the 2 of you for the short time we did. I hope you find comfort in knowing that he was very well taken care of and liked at Manor Care. Whenever we were there, we would always say hello to each other. He was treated with dignity & respect. We are so very sorry for your loss. Your picture gallery is Beautiful & it is very obvious you and Richard had a happy life together. We hope the memories help you to heal.
Liz & Greg Swanson

Celia Tuey

August 25, 2011

So sorry Bette to hear of the loss of your dear Richard. I so enjoyed watching you both laugh and dance the night away at many a gig...he will be surely missed...

Brenda Drolet

August 23, 2011

Richard will always Dance in our hearts at the R&R Crossing .....
My thoughts and prayers are with you Bette and your family....
Brenda Drolet

August 23, 2011

So sorry, Bette. He will be remembered & missed.
Lori Lewis (Low-reen)

Marti Korpi

August 22, 2011

I saw you dance often and enjoy life together. I pray your sweet love and memories will keep you during this time of grieving.

Carol (Vignieri) Cloe

August 22, 2011

Dear Bette and family,

I am so sorry to hear about Richard.

My prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

Deepest Sympathy,
Carol (Vignieri) Cloe

Phil Hanna

August 22, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY