On Wednesday, March 31st, 2021, Richard John Pudlo, 77, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Linda Pudlo (nee Mainiero), father of Julie Kinsman (Corey), Amy Pudlo, and Michael Pudlo. Cherished grandfather of Cooper and Lily Kinsman. Dear brother of Lorraine Spike (Roger), Diane Zentmyer (Hugh), Ted (Claudia), and Chester (the late Linda). Brother-in-law of Cyndi Parisi (Bill). Loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. Rich will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Memorial Mass at St. Louise de Marillac Church, 1144 Harrison Ave, La Grange Park.
In his younger years, Rich loved golfing and going on ski trips where he met his wife, Linda. Upon becoming a devoted husband and loving father, he enjoyed boating, grilling, visiting national parks and spending time with his family. Some of his favorite hobbies included playing with the family dogs, watching the History Channel and preparing for tax season.
Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending. challenged his daughter, Julie, to a game of chess, always coming out the victor. He spent many happy moments with his daughter, Amy, analyzing current events and passing on his many home improvement tips and tricks. He cherished the moments he spent with his son, Michael, tending to the household garden, maintaining the family vehicles and advising him upon financial investments.
He was known for his unique birthday toasts, spectacular firework shows, and his kind and compassionate spirit.
Celebration of Life
- Survived By
- Linda Pudlo, Wife
- Julie Pudlo, Daughter
- Amy Pudlo, Daughter
- Michael Pudlo, Son
- Cooper Kinsman, Grandson
- Lily Kinsman, Granddaughter
Life Story Info
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Cause of Death
Religion and Beliefs
Master'sDe Paul University
High SchoolLane Technical High School
Bachelor'sChicago Technical College
Earned Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Chicago Technical College
Married Linda Mainiero
Birth of Daughter, Julie
Earned Master's degree in Computer Science from De Paul University.
Bought family home in La Grange Park where he built many happy memories with his family over the years.
Birth of Daughter, Amy
Birth of Son, Michael
Welcomed home the family dog, Dusty (after much pestering by his children).
Gave away oldest daughter, Julie, at her wedding with Corey Reed Kinsman.
Became a grandfather to Cooper Ryan Kinsman
Became a grandfather to Lily Madelynn Kinsman
Rest In Peace
You will be missed
Condolences on the loss of your husband and dad! It sounds like you had a wonderful time together. Joe has fond memories of growing up around his “cool uncle,” and we had a blast at Julie and Corey’s wedding at Copper Mountain.
So sorry for your loss. Your fireworks shows will be missed!
I’m forever grateful I stayed over the other New Year’s Eve and got to experience another live firework experience & used ALL of the sparklers! Love you all and I’m here for any of you!
So incredibly sorry for your loss. All my love. ~Amanda
So sorry for your loss.
Sorry for your lost.
We are sorry for your loss. We will always remember the great conversations with Mr. Pudlo at the pig roasts.