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Staff Report
3:30 pm CDT July 13, 2018

Richard F. “Rich” Barella, 71, of Lockport, died June 28. He was born and raised in Chicago, living in Oak Forest for 24 years, and in Lockport for the past 14 years. Rich retired from Consolidated Freight Ways in 2001 after 35 years of dedicated service. He was a proud United States Vietnam veteran. Rich was a member of the German Antique Gun Club, and was a loyal supporter and donor to the Disabled American Veterans. He loved to pheasant hunt, fish, tinker with motors, especially hot rods, but most of all cherished spending time with his family.