Richard J. “Dick” Elphick, 86, of Worth, died March 24 at Lemont Rehabilitation and Nursing Home. Visitation is today from 2 to 9 p.m. at Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home in Oak Lawn. A funeral service is at 10 a.m. Friday at Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery. Interment is at the cemetery.
Mr. Elphick is survived by his wife, Betty Jane; his daughters, Carol VanderVeen and Donna Pemberton; and one nephew and four grandchildren.
Mr. Elphick was born in Chicago. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a retired electrician, a volunteer fireman and EMT for 30 years for the Worth Fire Department, and a member of the Johnson-Phelps VFW Post 5220 in Chicago Ridge. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity are appreciated.