Richard W. Pease
Richard W. Pease, 84, of Grayslake, IL formerly of Arlington Heights, passed away peacefully in his sleep from complications due to congestive heart failure on January 28, 2019. Born in Chicago, the son of Wendell and Pearl (Veidt) Pease, he enlisted in the US Navy after high school and served on the USS Rochester before attending the University of Illinois. In 1958 Richard started working at Illinois Bell where he met his future wife Bobbie in 1961. Together they shared a love that lasted 57 years. Richard retired in 1989 from Illinois Bell/AT&T and spent the last 30 years doting on his loving wife and family. His favorite activities included travel around the world with Bobbie, dancing, golf, boating, or watching his beloved Chicago Cubs, Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks win championships. Richard also loved attending his grandchildren’s sports and dance performances of which he was so proud. He is survived by his cherished wife Bobbie (Gildemeister) Pease along with his children Jeff (Jodi) Pease of Buffalo Grove and Sue (Jim) Faulhaber of Gurnee. Richard was the proud and beloved “Papa” to Brendan, Zachary, Jarrett, Kiara, Shannon, and Elli who all miss him terribly. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Marilyn McCown, brother-in-law Alan Gildemeister and many nieces and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by his parents Wendell and Pearl Pease, his in-laws Robert and Marianne Gildemeister, his brother-in-law Harlan McCown, and sister-in-law Martha Gildemeister. A visitation will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019 at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake from 3:00 to 9:00 PM. Memorial visitation will be on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Faulhaber family home; the family will receive visitors from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit strangfuneral.org.