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Richard S. Guthrie

June 5, 1931 — February 4, 2019

Visitation Richard S. (Dick) Guthrie of Palatine, will be at 12:00 pm Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Christ Lutheran Church, 41 S. Rohlwing Rd., Palatine, with Memorial Service following at 1;00p.m. The Interment will be private.

While surrounded by his loving family, Dick, passed away after an extended illness on February 4, 2019.

Richard S. (Dick) Guthrie was born June 5, 1931 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was a Korean War combat veteran. Dick married Marilyn Erickson in 1953. He received two degrees from Northern Illinois University, and for 35 years, was a science teacher at Maine Township High School East in Park Ridge, Illinois.

Dick Guthrie was a passionate and competitive runner, cross country skier and cyclist. He was a science, history and travel enthusiast bestowed with an adventurous spirit. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Preceded in death by parents, Dr. Richard S. and Edith Guthrie, he is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Marilyn (Erickson), children Gwendolyn (Marco) Rivera, Robert (Jennifer) Guthrie, Richard (Karen) Guthrie, Marcia Huffman and Mary (Wendel) McRaven, 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, brother Charles (Ruth) Guthrie and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

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