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Funeral Details

Richard M. Kreines


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Richard Milton Kreines, age 86

Beloved husband of the late Lynn Kreines nee Cornick. Loving father of Carolyn (Dru) Kuperman. Dear grandfather of Daniel and Leah. Fond brother-in-law of Joyce Ladin and Heidi Ivener. Great-uncle of Lucy, Nora and Ivo. To keep everyone safe and healthy, the interment service will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, P.O. Box 414238, Boston, MA 02241-4238, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Buffalo Grove Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Steve Crowley

Dick was truly a unique individual. If you were lucky enough to experience him, your was more interesting for it. People like Dick do not come along everyday. He will be missed by all. Godspeed my friend.

Rick Dunleavy

Dick was and still is a great friend. I thank him for the opportunities to race at Bonneville. As Darren said, add salt, bake gently, and you have a Bonneville world speed record! Thank you loved your Alfas. Great times. I'll never forget your famous words "TAKE A PICTURE ". Love ya,
Rick Dunleavy

Herb Kamin

Hi Dick, a.k.a Kreinie Mobster, some memories of the past at your sad passing. We first met about 71 years ago when we were 15-year-old sophomores at New Trier High School. I was impressed about you when I learned you and Avrom (Rubber Nuts) Roberts had started fires in buildings when you were students together at the Bateman School, and I was especially impressed when I heard you had stolen your stepmother's new convertible, driven it to Pittsburgh, and got caught when lowering the top broke the back window. A year later you and I stole my father's Cadillac, and we ended up together in California.

Our adventures (not to be detailed) continued in Chicago (when ditching high school to see a burlesque show), Tennessee, Calumet City, Canada (Canora and Sioux Lookout), South Beach, Savannah, Germany (Heidelberg and Sennfeld), and other places. We joined the Army together (1954-1956), our serial numbers are only one number apart, and we both served in Germany. We have stayed in touch all of these years, through good times and bad.

I knew your family almost as well as I knew my own. You married Lynn, and she was your rock. Lynn's loss was catastrophic for you and for all of us who knew and loved her. You were so proud of Carolyn and your grandchildren. You succeeded in the printing business. Your Alpha Romeo accomplishments are exceptional. We had dinner together about six months ago as well. I had no idea you were sick until I heard from Carolyn last week. I had a chance to say "goodbye" to you over speaker phone. And the next day Carolyn told me you were gone. Now, when I see lighting in the sky, I will know it is you setting a fire in God's heaven. Rest in peace my dear friend, Big Red.

Robert Clauss

Richard was generous, funny, and a friend to a great many in the Alfa Romeo car community. His enthusiasm was contagious, and he could enlist whoever he needed to help with his exploits - they'd help him gladly.
The Alfa Romeo Owner's Club is making a donation to the MMRF in his memory.
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