Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

8800 North Alpine Road, Machesney Park, IL


Richard L McGlynn

October 10, 1932February 3, 2020

Richard L. McGlynn, 87, passed away peacefully at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center on Monday, February 3, 2020. Richard was born on October 10, 1932 to Cyril and Alice McGlynn in Chicago, Illinois. Richard attended Austin High School in Chicago, Illinois, before continuing his education at Wright Junior College, where he earned his Associate’s Degree. He served proudly in the United States Air Force for four years. On January 21, 1956, Richard married the love of his life, Irene Nightingale. Richard and Irene moved to Rockford, Illinois in 1973 where they raised their children. Richard enjoyed golfing, tinkering around with cars and machines, traveling and road trips, but above all, he was a loving husband and a great father.

Richard is survived by his loving wife Irene of 64 years; children, Kim (Tom) Brackett, Kris Schinault, Mike (Mary) McGlynn; grandchildren, Kelly, Jamie, Joey, Sarah, Daniel, David, Tyler, Matthew, Cullen, and Ryan; great-grandpa to many. Predeceased by parents; siblings, Lawrence and Betty.

Services are scheduled to take place at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2821 North Bell School Road, Rockford, Illinois 61107, on Saturday, February 8, 2020. A visitation will take place at 2:00 P.M. with a memorial service to follow at 3:00 P.M. Memorials may be made to the family.


  • Celebration of Life Memorial Visitation Saturday, February 8, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service Saturday, February 8, 2020


Richard L McGlynn

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