Richard S. Walega

July 17, 1942July 15, 2018
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Richard S. Walega, 75, of Orland Park, IL formerly of Oak Lawn, IL, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on July 15, 2018. He was the beloved husband of 52 years to Carol; loving father of Cheryl Walega Lewis and Richard Walega; and dear grandfather of Samantha (Aaron) Nelson, Lexi Walega and Ryan Lewis. Richard proudly served as a US Marine, Oak Lawn Police Officer and retired after working over 30 years at KA Steel in Lemont, IL. He enjoyed taking vacations with his wife, Carol and spending time with his family.


  • Carol Walega, Wife
  • Cheryl Lewis, Daughter
  • Richard Walega, Son
  • Samantha (Aaron) Nelson, Granddaughter
  • Lexi Walega, Granddaughter
  • Ryan Lewis, Grandson


  • Visitation Thursday, July 19, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 20, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, July 20, 2018

Richard S. Walega

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Kim Cescato

July 18, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Our condolences to the Walega Family, Sami, Lexi & Ryan. Hope all the great memories help bring you comfort. Thoughts & Prayers to all of you at this difficult time.

Love & Prayers,
The Cescato Family. Mike, Kim, Sophia & Colin.

Jennifer Fredette

July 18, 2018

So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time.

Jennifer & Michael Fredette

Laura Hartman

July 18, 2018

Our deepest condolences to The Walega Family. We knew Rich as Sami and Lexi’s deeply devoted Grandfather. We send our love and healing to all!

Bruce, Laura, Nathan, and Jacob Hartman

John and Sue Garand

July 17, 2018

May the wonderful memories you have get you through the days ahead. Our love and prayers are with all of you.

With Deepest Sympathy,
The Garand Family

Juanita Walega

July 16, 2018

He always made sure that his whole family came first. He was the most wonderful Grandfather to Sami, Lexi and Ryan. I’ve never seen a happier Papa when his first granddaughter Sami was born.

Rest In Peace.....

With love and prayers, Juanita

Steve and Tina Nelson

July 16, 2018

So happy Aaron go to share in your life if only for a few short years! Thank You for accepting our son so openly for your Granddaughter!

Our prayers are with Carol, Rich. Cheryl and your grandchildren as they find strength in all the wonderful memories you all shared.

Steve and Tina Nelson