Richard A. Grossklas

April 16, 2019


Richard A. Grossklas, beloved husband of the late Leona M. (nee Kurpias), fond brother of Bernice J., the late William O. (Theresa), the late George (Dorothy) Grossklas; brother-in-law of the late Jerome Kurpias; fond uncle of William P. (Esther) Grossklas, Mary Anne Boehm; the late Dennis A. Grossklas, Laura Lee Maloney (Chris); Thomas Kurpias, and Christina (Shaun) Hannigan. Dear cousin of Laverne (Wurster) Trappe, and many grand nephews and nieces.

Richard was a veteran of WWII having served in the army military police department at West Point New York.

As a licensed architect in the state of Illinois, Richard practiced architecture for some 56 years, originally with the firm of Walton & Walton Associates and more recently as an associate of the firm of Thelander, Nelson & Associates of Arlington Heights, IL.

Visitation will be held Monday April 22 from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Cooney Funeral Home located at 625 Busse Hwy in Park Ridge. Funeral service Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. at Cooney Funeral Home. Interment private. For information please call 847-685-1002 or visit

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Scleroderma Foundation of Greater Chicago chapter; 134 N LaSalle St., #1360 Chicago IL 60602.  Lifelin Corp/Bensenville Home Society: 331 S York Rd, Bensenville IL 60106 or churches/charities of anyone's choice.

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April 22, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cooney Funeral Home
625 Busse Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Funeral Service
April 23, 2019

11:00 AM
Cooney Funeral Home
625 Busse Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068

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