Richard F. Felicetti

Dr. Richard F. Felicetti passed away Sept. 27, 2018, with his wife, Sharon, at his bedside. Mr. Felicetti is survived by his wife; his daughter, Jane (Bob); four grandchildren, Josh (Kyla), Jillian, Sarah and Jake; great-grandchildren, Jase and Blakely; and brothers, Ray (Gloria) and Gary. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Julie; his parents, Teresa and Fred; and older brother, Emil.

After two years of military service, Mr. Felicetti continued his professional career in education. He was a teacher, a principal at three levels: grade school, junior high school and high school in Elgin School District U-46.  He also served as a director of a Head Start Program in Elgin. He was the superintendent of School District 170 in Chicago Heights. At that time, he was also an adjunct professor at Governors State University.

He completed his professional career as superintendent of Bloom High School District 206, the high school district that he graduated from in 1951. After retirement, he was co-director of the Bloom High School Archives for many years and retired from that position in 2010. If one should visit Bloom High School, the archives are named after him, an honor he was very proud of. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northern Illinois University and his Ph.D from Walden University.

He had a lifelong hobby of collecting campaign material, especially presidential campaign buttons. During his retirement years, he visited all the deceased presidential gravesites. That inspired him to write a book, “Regardless, They Were the Presidents of the United States.”

He loved spending time with his family and traveling. He made many trips to Italy, especially the hometown where his parents were born, San Benedetto Del Tronto, Marche, Italy. He was a proud member of the Marchegiana Society of Chicago Heights.

Private services were held in Peoria. Condolences may be shared at www.menkefuneralhome.com.

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