Richard J. Smalara, age 61 of Frankfort, formerly of Tinley Park and Southwest side of Chicago. Beloved husband of Christine nee Ciszek. Loving father of Kimberly (John) Kopp and Michael. Dearest grandfather of Taylor and Jacob Kopp. Cherished son of the late Albert and Anna. Dearest son-in-law of Eleanor and the late Harry Ciszek. Devoted brother of Barbara (the late Robert) Cochran, Adelle (Joe) Maggio, Albert (Theresa) and the late Stanley. Also many nieces and nephews. Funeral Saturday 10:30 am at RICHARD J. MODELL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 12641 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen. Interment private. Visitation Friday 3 pm to 9 pm. 708-301-3595 or www.rjmodellfh.com.