Richard L. “Dick” Diuguid, 78, of Dorsey, passed away at 2:54 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville with his loving family by his side.
He was born on Jan. 8, 1937, in Cottage Hills, the son of the late Frank and Eva (Endicott) Diuguid. He married the former Dolly Pavish on April 21, 1957, in Cottage Hills and she survives. Other survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Deborah and Robin Baker of Dorsey, Deanna and Bob Kohlburn of Valparaiso, Ind., and Donna Diuguid of Alton; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Anita (Heath) Diuguid of Granite City; 11 grandchildren, Jessica Schoenemann and her husband, Shane, Josh Baker, Justin Baker, Julie Baker, Joe Kohlburn and his fiancée, Tracy Gomillion, Katherine Kohlburn, Greg Kohlburn, Joel Diuguid, Eric Heath and his wife, Bethany, Kellie Heath, and Tyler Heath; one great-granddaughter, Alexys Heath; five sisters and a brother-in-law, Daisy Lewis of Alton, Cappy Grosheinheider of Webster Groves, Mo., Francine Lewis of Cottage Hills, Imogene Brown of Cottage Hills, and Claudette and Marvin Eatman of Brighton; three brothers and sister-in-law, Willis and Paula Diuguid of Cottage Hills, Dave and Betty Diuguid of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Phil and Kim Diuguid of Carrolton; three brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law, Paul and Rosa Pavish of Godfrey, Bill Taul Sr. of Alton, and David Young of Jackson, Mo.; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and other extended family and friends.
Dick was formerly employed at Helmkamp Construction as a Superintendent for more than 30 years prior to his retirement. He was a 60-year member of the Cement Masons Union and a 30-year member of the Carpenter’s Local Union 664. Dick was known for his contagious smile and his kind heart. He was deeply loved by his family and many friends. He truly loved life and enjoyed trading stories with friends and family. Dick was generous with his time and talents and really enjoyed helping others.
In accordance with his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. In celebration of his life, memorial visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until time of memorial services at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Riverbend.
Nothing would honor Dick more than to pass on a kindness in his memory, whether it be sharing a smile, giving a waitress a nice tip, paying a compliment, or sharing your skills with others.
Online guestbook available at www.pitchfordfuneralhome.com.