Richard A. “Dick” Paraday Sr., age 80, of Bourbonnais passed away August 29, 2021 at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. He was born November 19, 1940 in Kankakee, the son of Virgil Sr. & Bernadette (LaGesse) Paraday. Dick married Patricia Taylor on June 16, 1962 in Bradley. 

Dick was a member of the Ironworkers Local 465 for over 30 years. He was the former Business Agent and President of the Union Local 465 and the Business Agent for Local 444 in Joliet. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bradley. 

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Paraday of Bourbonnais; one son, Richard Paraday Jr. & Jeanette Dressler of Aroma Park; three daughters and three sons-in-law, Lori & Barry Warhurst of Camdenton, MO, Penny & Tim McCorkle of Manteno, and Melinda & Brian Love of Limestone; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Virgil Jr.& Marie Paraday of Limestone and Dwayne & Maryann Paraday of Grandy, MA. Dick is preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Trevor James McCorkle; two sisters, Barbara McInturf and Suzie Panozzo; and one brother, Jerry Paraday. 

Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais. A funeral service was Thursday, September 2, 2021, also at the funeral home. Interment followed at All Saints Cemetery in Bourbonnais. 

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.