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Gary Korhonen

Born: 1940     Died: 2017

Gary Korhonen Gary Korhonen. Age 77. Beloved husband of Eileen nee McGrath. Loving father of Kelly Korhonen, Katey (Bob) Perkaus and Kris (Andrea) Korhonen. Proud grandpa of Annabelle and Penelope. Dear brother of Marilyn Mason. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-9 P.M. at Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church 10731 W. 131st St. Orland Park. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday 1:00 P.M. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery at a later date. Gary was the head football coach for 45 years at Richards High School. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Friends of CHSD 218 Foundation/Gary Korhonen Turf Fund appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Brady-Gill Funeral Home Tinley Park. 708-614-9900 or


December 5, 2017  2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Lady of the Woods Orland Park, IL


December 6, 2017
Mass 1:00 pm
Our Lady of the Woods Church Orland Park, IL

Final Disposition:

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery



Greg Murphy 12-04-2017 14:33

Coach Korhonen was a great great man and had a very large and positive impact on my life during high school. He believed in me at a young age and helped put me in a position to be successful at Richards and into my college years, which have been a big part of my foundation currently. I am very sad to hear he has passed but I know there is a special place in Heaven for such a great man that positively influenced so many lives. Thanks Coach. Greg Murphy, class of '95.

Tommy Myers 12-03-2017 12:19

Coach Korhonen was a great educator, competitor, and example of the right way for both his students and opposing coaches. I really appreciated our moments together! Sincerely Tommy Myers (football coach at Lake Forest High School-1986 thru 2000)


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