Richard Gaston

May 21, 1959 ~ May 5, 2022 (age 62)


Richard Gavin Gaston, Jr. was born on May 21, 1959, in Chicago, IL, in the western suburbs to Richard and Susie Gaston.

Richard was baptized at Trinity Resurrection United Church in 2011. Richard attended St. Jude Elementary School and graduated from St. Columbanus Elementary School. Richard graduated from Christian Fenger Academy High School in 1978 and was awarded the Fastest Running Back in Illinois.

Richard worked at Baskins Department Store from 1978 – 1990, and worked for the Chicago Transit Authority for 29 years.

On May 5, 2022, Richard went home to be with the Lord. In heaven, Richard will join his father, Richard Gaston, Sr.; mother, Susie Gaston; grandson, Ron Gaston; and twin brothers, Ronald and Donald Phalo.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Carolyn Gaston; daughters, Toya Gaston, and Tiana Gaston; son, Richard Gaston III; granddaughters, Liani Black, and Sa’riyah Black; brothers, Kenneth Glover, Alvin Martin; sister, Brenda Gaston; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunties, and uncles.


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 Service Program


May 13, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wheatley Funeral Home
400 Pulaski Rd
Calumet City, IL 60409

May 14, 2022

12:00 PM
New Life Celebration Church of God
14243 Dante Ave
Dolton, IL 60419

Funeral Service
May 14, 2022

1:00 PM
New Life Celebration Church of God
14243 Dante Ave
Dolton, IL 60419

May 14, 2022

2:30 PM
Washington Memory Gardens
701 Ridge Rd
Homewood, IL 60430

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