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Richard Walter Mattick
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Richard Walter Mattick
Of Barrington, Illinois 

Richard Walter Mattick was born on February 2, 1937, in Chicago to Walter and Clara (nee Pearson) Mattick. He died Saturday, January 27, 2018, in Park Ridge, Illinois.

Richard was the President and co-owner of Mattick Business Forms, a family run company that was started in Chicago in 1921. He was also the owner of Mattick Antiques. Richard was a classically trained and accomplished jazz pianist. He was the band leader of the Dick Mattick Swingtet and a fixture at Hackney’s restaurant in Glenview through the 1990’s and early 2000’s.

Richard attended William Howard Taft High School in Chicago and was a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg, PA. After college, he served as a communications officer aboard the Aircraft Carrier the USS Oriskany.

Richard was a true Chicago sports fan, especially loyal to the Cubs, Blackhawks, and DePaul basketball in the Ray Meyer years. Richard and his wife were also extensive flower and vegetable gardening enthusiasts and long-standing members of the Chicago Botanical Gardens. The family also spent many summer months in the Colorado Rockies and Smoky Mountains of Tennessee enjoying the outdoors.

Richard is survived by his children, Richard K. “Rick” (Donna) Mattick and Lynne (Ed) Payne; his six grandchildren, Clara and Anna Mattick, and Lindsey, Lyle, Logan and Lilly Payne; and his brother Howard (Londa) Mattick.He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Lynne Mattick; by his parents and by his sister, Diane Weichelt.

Visitation from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Friday, February 9, 2018, at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (4 blocks south of Palatine Rd.), Arlington Heights.  A funeral service, including a jazz tribute, will be held Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 11:00 am at Presbyterian Church of Barrington, 6 Brinker Road, Barrington Hills.  Richard will lie in state for last respects beginning an hour before the service. Interment is at Ridgewood Cemetery in Des Plaines immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Potomac River Jazz Club (http://www.prjc.org/).

Funeral Information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFuneralHome.com or (847) 253-0168.


Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

9

Feb

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.

1520 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Visitation

Saturday

10

Feb

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Presbyterian Church of Barrington

6 Brinker Road
Barrington Hills, IL 60010

Funeral Service

Saturday

10

Feb

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Presbyterian Church of Barrington

6 Brinker Road
Barrington Hills, IL 60010

Cemetery Details

Location

Ridgewood Cemetery

9900 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Des Plaines, IL 60016


Memorial Contribution

Potomac River Jazz Club

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