Richard Keith Collopy, 72, of Crystal Lake, passed away peacefully at Journey Care in Barrington, IL on May 29, 2015.
Rich was the beloved husband of Elizabeth Holmes Collopy; proud father of Richard (Laura) Collopy, Lisa (Brian) Merz; adoring grandpa of Drew and Ava Collopy and Emery and Declan Merz; loving brother to Dan (Carol) Collopy, Doreen (Bob) Laatz, and Tom (Debbie Hull) Henry.
He was preceded by his brother, Joe Collopy; mother, Adeline Henry; stepfather, Dorr Henry; and father, Joe Collopy. He was also a loved uncle, friend, teacher, and neighbor.
Rich joined the world on June 23, 1942, in Chicago, was a 1960 National Honor Society member and graduate of Lockport Township High School, graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign, and received his Masters from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. After teaching social studies and psychology at Hinsdale South High School, he became a full-time artist. His paintings hang in thousands of homes across the country and will long remain a tribute to the American landscape.
Rich is remembered for his sense of humor, abundant silliness, ample creativity, love of family, passion for learning, and being a true original.
Size: Medium (up to 36in.)
Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
Artist: Richard Collopy
Height (Inches): 22
Width (Inches): 18
Region of Origin: US
Main Color: Multi-Color