Richard E. "Rich" Law
Residence: Monticello, Indiana
Died: Monday, March 11, 2019
Location: 2:30 p.m., at his home with his wife, Maureen, by his side.
 
 
Age: 71
Date of Birth: Friday, December 12, 1947
Birth place: New London, Connecticut
 
 
Father: Ramon "Gene" Law  
Mother: Lucille "Lu" ( Staral ) Law  
Marital Status: Married
Resided in: Rich and his wife, Maureen, have lived in the Monticello, Indiana, area since 1984, moving from Chicago, Illinois.
Funeral Date: Sunday, March 17, 2019
Funeral Location: Vandenberg Funeral Home, 19604 Wolf Road, Mokena, Illinois, 60448 (708) 479-1210
Clergy:
Burial will take place: Private for the Family
Visitation will be: 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. (CST) followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 8:00 p.m. (CST), Sunday, March 17, 2019, at the Vandenberg Funeral Home, 19604 Wolf Road, Mokena, Illinois, 60448. (708) 479-1210.
Biographical Information: Rich and his wife, Maureen, have lived in the Monticello, Indiana, area since 1984, moving from Chicago, Illinois. He had been battling Pancreatic Cancer sine 2017. Rich graduated in 1961 from St. Margaret of Scotland Grammar School and graduated in 1965 from Mendel High School, both of Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from high school, Rich entered the Chicago Police Department Cadet Program and then continued on as an Officer and Detective for the Chicago Police Department for thirty - seven years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police of Chicago, Illinois. Rich had also served as the Chief of Police for the Will County Forest Preserve of Will County, Illinois, for five years. In October of 1979, he and his sister, Sheri, started the Sherick Glass Studio (currently Sheri Law Art Glass) of Homer Glen, Illinois. He was a Charter member of the National Street Rod Association (NSRA) since 1970, and was also a member of the Vintage Tin Street Rod Club since 1970. Rich enjoyed snorkeling, scuba diving, model railroading, and any travel involving "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles". He and his wife, Maureen, enjoyed their winters in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the last sixteen years.
Special Services:
Memorial Information: Memorials may be given to Via Quest Hospice of Lafayette, Indiana. Envelopes will be available at the Vanderberg Funeral Home of Mokena, Illinois, or here at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Marriage Information: On October 27, 1984, in Mokena, Illinois, he married Maureen F. (Doyle) Gabel; she survives.
Survivors include:
Wife,
Maureen F. Law of Monticello, Indiana,

Two (2) Daughters,
Jeananne (husband Paul) Skorpinski of Mokena, Illinois, and
Kathy Gabel - Baldermann of Mokena, Illinois;

Two (2) Grandsons,
Nick Baldermann of Mokena, Illinois, and
Jack Skorpinski of Mokena, Illinois;

Sister,
Sheri Law of Homer Glen, Illinois;

Two (2) Brothers,
Randy (wife Brenda) Law of Crystal Lake, Illinois, and
Robert "Bob" Law of Hometown, Illinois;

Three (3) Step - Sisters,
Kathie (husband David "Dave") Bass of Boulder City, Nevada,
Cindy McSweeney formerly of Willow Springs, Illinois, and
Micki (husband David "Dave") Bohac of Willow Springs, Illinois;

One (1) Step - Brother,
Charles "Chuck" (wife Chris) Binelli of Orland Park, Illinios;

Three (3) Brothers-In-Law,
Terry (wife Debbie) Doyle of Racine, Wisconsin,
Tom (wife Carrie) Doyle of Manhattan, Illinois, and
Roger (wife Rosa) Doyle of Kenosha, Wisconsin;

Three (3) Sisters-In-Law,
Madonna Burgess of Racine, Wisconsin,
Joan Doyle of Racine, Wisconsin, and
Adele Doyle of Texas,

Four (4) Nephews,
Michael "Mike" Devlin of Frankfort, Illinois,
Stephen "Steve" Devlin of Chicago, Illinois,
Todd Law of Crystal Lake, Illinois, and
Aiden Law of Crystal Lake, Illinois;


Several other Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews, Cousins, and Friends.

Preceded in Death:
Father,
Ramon "Gene: (wife Maureen "Mo") Law;

Mother,
Lucille "Lu" (Staral) Law;

Step - Brother-in-law,
Jim McSweeney;

Two (2) Brothers-In-Law,
Vince Doyle, and
Greg Doyle.

Arrangements by:
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 (574) 583-8488.