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Leo C. "Dick" Cushing

April 9, 1932 January 1, 2023
Leo C. "Dick" Cushing
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Obituary for Leo C. "Dick" Cushing

Leo C. “Dick” Cushing, age 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 1, 2023 surrounded by family at the Veterans Home in Manteno, Il.

Dick was born on April 9, 1932 in Peoria, IL the son of Leo E. Cushing and Margaret Seaton Cushing.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Marilyn (John) Tribbey, Roseann (John) Poremba, one brother David (Dixie) Cushing and one grandson Christopher Cushing.

Dick is survived by one brother Gerald (Arlos) Cushing, his children Edward (Dianne) Cushing, Steven (Becky) Cushing, Colleen Cushing Ragon, Kevin (Dawn) Cushing, Kathleen (Thomas) Trotta, Mary Cushing Merfeld, Daniel (Ellen) Cushing. Dick is also survived by grandchildren Mathew (Amanda) Cushing, Timothy (Mary) Cushing, Kelly (Patrick) Damm, Erin (Taylor) Kirschner, Ryan Cushing, Meghan Cushing, Kathleen Ragon, Austin Cushing, Logan Cushing, Ryan (Samantha) Trotta, Mary Kathleen Trotta, Patrick Merfeld, Benjamin Cushing, and Kevin Cushing. He is also survived by 10 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dick was a graduate of Spalding Institute and attended Bradley University. He proudly served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. He also served as a Chicago police officer. He worked at Vachon Brake Service and then for his sons at Bobcat of Peoria. He enjoyed volunteering for many years assisting the football program at Spalding.

The family wishes to thank the medical staff at the Veterans Home in Manteno IL and the Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka, IL for their compassionate care.

Visitation will be held at Wright and Salmon Mortuary on Friday, January 6, 2023 from 4-7 pm. The Recitation of Rosary will be at 6:30 pm. A mass of Christian burial will be accorded at St. Mark Catholic Church on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 10 am, Msgr. Brian Brownsey will be officiating. Burial will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Kickapoo, IL.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the West Peoria Fire Department or St. Mark’s Parish.

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4:00 PM 1/6/2023 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/6/2023 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Recitation of the Rosary 6:30 PM

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Funeral Mass




10:00 AM 1/7/2023 10:00:00 AM
St. Mark Catholic Church

1113 W Bradley Ave
Peoria, IL 61606

St. Mark Catholic Church
1113 W Bradley Ave Peoria 61606 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Patrick Cemetery-Kickapoo Final Resting Place

Kickapoo, IL 61528

1 Kickapoo 61528 IL
United States

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