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Richard H. "Dick" Ottolin

June 12, 1926 - November 12, 2017

Richard H. "Dick" Ottolin, age 91, a resident of Spring Meadows in Naperville, IL since January 2016, formerly of Wheaton, IL from 1958-2016, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Edward Hospital in Naperville. He was born June 12, 1926 in Oak Park, IL.

Beloved husband of Nancy Ottolin (nee Holden), whom he married June 5, 1948, loving father of James L. (Myra) Ottolin of La Quinta, CA, Dr. Mark R. (Judith) Ottolin of Wheaton, IL and Barbara C. (Dale) Grant of Indian Wells, CA, adored grandfather of Timothy (Gwen) Ottolin, Daniel, Katherine and Thomas Ottolin, devoted son of the late Fernando and Pauline (nee Poletto) Ottolin, dear brother of the late Louise Cooper, fond uncle, great-uncle, friend of many.

Dick grew up in Oak Park and was a 1944 graduate of Oak Park River Forest High School, where he met his future wife, Nancy.  Three days after high school graduation, Dick reported for service in the U.S. Navy at Great Lakes Naval Base. He served from 1944-1946 in the Pacific theater during World War II and was honorably discharged as a Radioman Second Class.

After the war, Dick earned his degree in Business from Northwestern University. He worked for many years in the information and systems technology industry at the dawn of the computer age. He retired after many years from PricewaterhouseCoopers. After retirement, Dick volunteered for and was on the board of Donka Inc., a non-for-profit that serves and educates people with disabilities with computer technology.  In addition to computers, Dick also enjoyed reading and traveling but most of all he loved his family.

Funeral Information

A celebration of Dick's life will be held at later date.

Future inurnment: Oakridge Cemetery, Hillside, IL.

Arrangements by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville, IL.

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213 or visit

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to:

Edward Hospital, c/o the Edward Foundation, 801 S. Washington Street, Naperville, IL 60540, (630)527-3954. Please make checks payable to The Edward Foundation. If giving online visit Please write "Dick Ottolin" in the memorial section and if sending a check, in the memo portion write "memory of Dick Ottolin"


Donka, Inc., 400 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187, (630) 665-8169,

Donations Links:

Edward Hospital, c/o the Edward Foundation
Donka, Inc.

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