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Richard J. West

December 11, 1928 — January 5, 2023

Davenport Crystal Lake

Richard (“Dick”) West of Palm Coast FL. formally of Kildeer, IL., passed away peacefully on January 5, 2023. He was born, Richard Joseph West, in Chicago, Illinois.

Richard, also known as Ricky to his family and Dick West to his real estate customers and friends, was a dedicated husband and father to 6 children.  In the early 1960’s, Richard began working for Dato Realty in Carpentersville, Illinois, where he became Vice President.  There he worked alongside his wife, Lillian.  In 1981, Richard and Lillian left Dato Realty to begin their own real estate brokerage company, Dick West Real Estate, at 118 E. Main Street, East Dundee.  For 60 years, Richard worked to promote his beloved Carpentersville and Dundee communities. In the late 1960’s and 1970’s, Richard hired Chicago Cubs’ star players as guest speakers for the Carpentersville and Dundee Little League awards night ceremonies.  He worked diligently to get credit approvals for young first-time buyers and lent money to countless customers without expecting repayment.  He believed by quietly doing good, God would shine his grace on him and his family.

Richard, is survived by his children, Boris “Bo” (Cindy) West, Marina (James) Butler, Earl (Janice) West, Patrick West and Tanya West-Amelse; 16 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; nephews, and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian, and son Christopher; his parents, Earl Floyd and Rose Emma West; his siblings, Genevieve (West) DelVecchio, Robert West and Joan (West) Zumski.

Visitation will be held from 4:30P.M. – 8:30P.M., Thursday, April 27, 2023 at Davenport Family Funeral Home Crematory, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake.  Mass will be held at 10a.m., Friday April 28, 2023, at The Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 Bull Valley Rd., McHenry. Burial will follow at Windridge Memorial Park, Cary.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Township, 20 S. Grove St., Ste 201, Carpentersville, IL. 60110. Or donate on-line to:

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, April 27, 2023

4:30 - 8:30 pm (Central time)

Davenport Family Funeral Home and Crematory

419 East Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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Funeral Mass

Friday, April 28, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Church of the Holy Apostles

5211 Bull Valley Road, McHenry, IL 60050

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Friday, April 28, 2023

Starts at 11:45 am (Central time)

Windridge Memorial Park, Cary

915 Crystal Lake Road, Cary, IL 60013

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