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Richard Flores - 79

1/26/1938 - 1/7/2018

Chicago Heights

Richard A. Flores age 79. Longtime Chicago Heights resident. Thornton High School graduate. U.S. Marine Veteran. Retired from Metra/Illinois Central Railroad, where he had 43 years of service as an Electrician. An avid weightlifter, he was a member of Quality Classic Gym and holder of 27 World Powerlifting Titles and 43 National Powerlifting Titles at 165lbs, in various age classes. Husband for 25 years of Catherine nee Calabrese. Father of Sheryl (Jason) Parrott, David (Jennifer), Richard (Jaimie) and Kevin (Ruby) Flores. Grandfather of 10. Brother of Robert and Arthur Flores, Arlene Ramos, Carol Ramirez, Russell Flores and Virginia Eckel. Beloved uncle and dear friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Thursday January 11th from 3:00 PM until time of funeral service at 7:30 PM. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. 708-481-9230 or


  • Jan Van de Weghe

    on 01/09/18

    Rich. Thank you for the memories at Ernie's Gym and the many times you helped spot me. You are in my heart, thus never forgotten and never will be. May the Lord take you and keep you safe. May he watch over your family until you are together again. Jan
  • on 01/17/18

    Please accept my condolences for the loss of your loved one, may the love of your family and friends stay close at this difficult time. (James 4:8) Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you.
  • R. Ross

    on 01/30/18

    My sincerest condolences to the Flores Family for the loss of your dear love one Richard. May Jehovah, the “God of all comfort” continue to provide your family the strength to endure during this very difficult time..Psalm 83:18 and 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4.

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