Richard Benedict Blake, 75, of North Riverside and formerly of Brookfield, died Dec. 30, 2022.
Mr. Blake was a U.S. Navy veteran and worked in retail sales. He graduated grade school from St. Francis of Rome in Cicero, high school from St. Phillips Basilica in Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Elmhurst College in 1987.
He was the son of the late Richard Francis Blake and Helen Rose Blake (nee Bombeck), the brother of Terence (Christine) Blake and the uncle of William (Emily) Blake, Jacqueline Blake and Rebecca Blake.
Visitation is Thursday, Jan. 5 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st Str., Brookfield, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St Barbara Church, 4008 Prairie Ave., Brookfield. Interment is at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.
Express condolences online at HitzemanFuneral.com. Send sympathy cards to Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st St., Brookfield, 60513, c/o the Richard Benedict Blake family.