Ricky Palmer

Ricky Palmer, 29, an Orland Park native and Br. Rice High School graduate, died on Oct. 17 after a yearlong battle with cancer.


Richard D. “Ricky” Palmer III, 29, of Orland Park, died Oct. 17.

Visitation will be held Oct. 25 from 3-9 p.m. at Sheehy and Sons Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held Oct. 26 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church. Private interment will follow.

He is survived by his parents, Rick and Priscilla; his siblings, Lauren (Charles) Earnest and Jenna (Alan) Maziur; his niece and nephews, Alan, Charlotte, Vinny, Jack, Joey and Archie; his aunts, Maureen Petryniec and Rhonda Schullo; and his cousins, Frankie, Trisha and Janelle.

Palmer was a Br. Rice High School graduate (2009). He went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Notre Dame, where he also played baseball, and his Master’s at the University of Chicago.