Monday, December 24, 2012

Richard F. " Dick" Prendergast - Always Faithful !

And when he gets to heaven,To St. Peter he will tell,"Another Marine reporting, Sir,I've served my time in Hell!"
Christ welcome home, a sweet, generous, loyal and thoughtful man, who was fierce defender of his Faith, Family and Country.
Dick Prendergast, Leo 1943, was one of the twenty three members of that class to serve as WWII Marines. Mr. Prendergast came home after three years in the Pacific and later in China, took a college degree, began a career as a CPA, started a family and gave of his time to his beloved Leo High School and his Church

Dick is a member of the Leo High School Hall of Fame and was the Leo Man of the Year.  He and classmate Jim McNicholas were constant visitors to Leo and ever present from functions to help our school.
Prendergast, Richard F. "Dick" WWII USMC Vet. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy A. (nee Caraher). Loving father of Ellen T. (Martin) Kelly, Maria A. (Thomas) Moran, and Richard A. (Carrie) Prendergast. Proud grandfather of 14. Fond brother of John (the late Celine) and the late Mary, Helen, Jim (the late Mary) and Thomas (the late Rita Mae and Mary Catherine) Prendergast. Dear brother-in-law of Arthur J. (Ruth) Caraher and the late Marion I. (the late Thomas) McDermott. Kind uncle and great-uncle of many nieces and nephews Visitation Wednesday 2:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral Thursday 10:45 am from the Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home, 9000 W. 151st Street, Orland Park to St. Francis of Assisi Church, Mass 11:30 am. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Misericordia, Heart of Mercy, 6300 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago, IL 60660-1017, would be appreciated. 708-857-7878 

Sons such as these are not rare, but most precious. 

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