Richard “Richie” Murowchick

Aug 9th, 1946 - Jan 21st, 2020

Service:

Herrin City Cemetery

Tue, Jan. 28th, 2020 10 am

Burial:

Herrin City Cemetery

Richard “Richie” Murowchick

Richard “Richie” Murowchick, age 73, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 5:06 am at his home.

Richie was born August 9, 1946 in Chicago the son of Anna Murowchick.  He loved church, and going to work at Centerstone Sheltered Workshop. Going to work everyday was very important to him.  Richie enjoyed cheeseburgers, french fries and Coca-Cola.  He loved all the holidays, but Halloween and Christmas were his favorites. He enjoyed Christmas music all year round. He loved to draw and color.  Richie was very active in Special Olympics, where he participated in Bocce, Bowling and Track & Field competitions.

He is survived by the staff and friends at the Rendleman Group Home and the Centerstone Vocational Services.

Preceded by friends at the Rendleman Group Home, including: Gayle, Carla, and Steve.

Graveside services will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Herrin City Cemetery in Herrin, Illinois with Rev. Michael Tetmeyer officiating.  Friends are asked to gather directly at the cemetery.  Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting with arrangements.

Memorial donations in Richie’s memory may be made to the Centerstone Foundation.  Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois  62959

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9 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Ginger Stephens

    From: Harrisburg, Illinois

    Date: January 23, 2020

    I will miss you Richie!

  • Guest: Alicia Clifton

    From: CREAL SPRINGS, Illinois

    Date: January 23, 2020

    I loved working with Richie. He always welcomed me with a smile and hello. He would cheer up with the words with his favorite foods and holidays. He would make Bunny ears for Easter and HO HO for Santa. He will be missed. He touched many with his heart of Gold. Sorry for every one loss.

  • Guest: Brian Parker

    From: Johnston City, Illinois

    Date: January 23, 2020

    Richie and I became friends as soon as I met him. He was so good at drawing houses. He could probably beat anybody in a cheeseburger eating contest. Well, above it says it was about 5am when you left us. Now instead of dreaming about all that good food, I would bet you have your own mansion and are served the best burgers ever made. You made a big impact on my and other’s lives. We will all miss you and remember you always. God bless you, Richard.

  • Guest: Karen Copeland

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 23, 2020

    Will always remember Richie sitting on the porch or deck. Loved parties!

    Karen &John Copeland

  • Guest: Kellie Everett

    From: Carbondale, Illinois

    Date: January 23, 2020

    I’m honored to have known you for the little time I have. You were my buddy and although I know you’re in a better place now I’ll still miss you.

    Love Kellie

  • Guest: Lora Brockman

    From: Johnston City, Illinois

    Date: January 23, 2020

    I absolutely loved working with Richie. It didn’t matter how bad anyone’s day was he could cheer them up with his big smile saying hello, and saying his favorite foods and holidays. I will definitely miss you buddy, and I know everyone at RGH, will to.

  • Guest: Emily Panko

    From: , Illinois

    Date: January 23, 2020

    I have been so honored to have known you for this short period of time that I have worked with you. You brightened my day everyday I got to come work with you. I will always miss and love you very much sweet Richie.

  • Guest: Patti Avery

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 23, 2020

    I have many wonderful memories of Richie that I will always hold close to my heart. My love,thoughts and prayers are with his many friends. May God send His strength and healing to all of you. Love you all!

  • Guest: Becky Arnett

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 25, 2020

    The last six years everyone at RGH has changed my life. Richie was no exception. We spent so much time together. It would never fail when leaving for an appointment, before we would get out of the driveway he would start signing “hamburger” and “Diet Coke” and continue until I would give in and tell him that we would go when the appointment was over. Although he was in pain from his body getting older he could always make me smile. Whether it be by seeing his face when opening a gift or snapping his fingers and swaying back and forth to the music playing. He had the most amazing personality. I will miss you everyday Mr.Man and I know that God has one awesome angel to have cheeseburgers and Diet Cokes with. Sing him a song for us all. Until we meet again beautiful man… I love you!!🍔🥤