Richard J. “Dick” McCann, of Wheaton, passed away peacefully in his home March 12. He was 73.
Mr. McCann was born and raised in DeKalb, Ill. He was married to his loving wife, Lynn for 53 years. They were blessed with five children and eight grandchildren.
Mr. McCann treasured the many hours he spent with his family boating, flying, fishing, tinkering with old cars and gardening. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren play, compete and perform. His greatest joy was being a husband, father and grandfather and leading his family fearlessly on many fun-filled adventures.
In 1967, with $1,500 borrowed from his father-in-law, Mr. McCann started McCann Construction Specialties Company in a one-car garage in Villa Park, Ill. Today, the company is called McCann Industries Inc., with seven locations in the Greater Chicagoland area.
“Dick will be missed by everyone at McCann,” said McCann Chief Executive Officer Dennis Kruepke.
“He was not only a successful business man, he also touched many hearts and made a difference in so many positive ways. This strong legacy and business philosophy will live on,” he added.
Mr. McCann held positions of significance including president of Associated Construction Distributors International, president of Illinois Equipment Distributors and board positions on the Underground Contractors Association and Concrete Contractors Association of Greater Chicago; and Boy Scouts of America, Three Fires Council. Mr. McCann’s legacy of a solid work ethic and moral integrity can be seen throughout the business today.