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Obituary for Richard M. Leal

Richard M. Leal, December 29, 2023, originally from the Pilson neighborhood, longtime resident of the Southwest side of Chicago.

Beloved husband of Gloria M. Leal (nee Vinas). Cherished father of Richard Leal, Jr., Philip Leal and Trisha (David) Engelsman. Adored grandfather of Jenna Leal, Alexandra Leal and Hayden Engelsman and great-grandfather of Lucas Gattone. Richard was a fond brother of the late Martin Leal Jr (Elizabeth), the late Gloria Colilla (Tony) and Therese Leal. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Martin and Guadalupe (nee Ortiz) Leal. Richard was much loved by many nieces, nephews and friends. He will be deeply missed.

Richard’s work passion was construction. He enjoyed listening to music, especially the “OLIDES BUT GOODIES”. He was known as a “Chicago” sport fan. He would prepare to wear the appropriate team supporting jersey with every game he cheered his team on. He enjoyed thrift store shopping and his yearly trips to Las Vegas with his wife.

Services will be held at Central Chapel 6158 S. Central, Chicago, where family and friends will gather on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cremation will follow in accordance with Richard’s wishes..

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