Richard F. Matkovich, age 88, of Chillicothe, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2022 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Richard was born on September 17, 1934 in Collinsville, IL to Richard C. and Mary (Tomlianovich) Matkovich.
Surviving are his children, Scott (Kyra) Matkovich of New Glarus, WI and Jeffrey (Adriane) Matkovich of Colorado Springs, CO and two grandchildren, Jeffrey and Eden. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Margaret Geier.
After proudly serving in the United States Air Force, Richard worked as an analyst for Caterpillar for 42 years when he retired. He was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church in Chillicothe while volunteering countless hours to the Appalachian Project, serving those in need. Richard was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Those who knew Richard knew that he was truly a friend to all. He had a kind and gentle demeanor toward everyone and he will be dearly missed by us all.
A Funeral service will be held on Friday, December 16, 2022 at 2pm at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe with visitation beginning at noon. Fr. Martin Mwongyera will be officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services and the burial of ashes will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Canton at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Christian Appalachian Project.