In Memorial

Rick S. Provus

Date of Death: October 21st, 2019
22 in Tishri 5780


Dr. Rick "Richard" S Provus, 68, of Deerfield, Illinois, passed away on October 21, 2019. He was the son of the late Bertram and Dorothy Provus, and brother to the late Stanley, beloved husband of Debra nee Sherwin for 46 years; loving father of Jason Provus (Lindsey) and Lauren Provus Marks (Jason); cherished grandpa of Maxine, Charlie, and Zachary; and brother to Wayne (Gerri); and brother-in-law to Kay. Rick was born on May 29, 1951 in Chicago, IL. He was a dedicated radiologist for 38 years specializing in nuclear medicine. He was a great handyman with a love for travel, musicals and his cherished dogs. Memorial Service, Thursday 2:30 PM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Orphans of the Storm ( or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (

Service Information

Service : Thursday, October 24th at 2:30 pm
Service Location: Memorial Service -Shalom Memorial Funeral Home


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October 28th, 2019

Dr. Provus and I had the same date of birth. We would exchange birthday cards(always very funny) about me being so much older, which I always denied. Everyone in Radiology will always remember him. Crusty on the outside......softy on the inside. Debbie, you and your family are all in my prayers. Such a lost is never forgotten.

~Kathy Chmura-Wojtowicz
~Co-worker and friend at MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn,Il.-

October 23rd, 2019

Photo of Provie and Debbie at my 50th birthday party.

~Anita Y. Sanders
~Friend, Forest Park

October 23rd, 2019

Dr. Provus (aka "Provie") will be truly missed. I worked with Provie for over 25 years in Radiology and then the Breast center as a Technologist. Provie was my go to person for Everything!! He affectionally called me his "favorite". I remember when I was diagnosed with mitral valve regurgitation and was crying my eyes out telling Provie about it when he said. "It's not like you have stage 4 cancer! this can be cured"! Provie was one in a million!! My Sister Karen (who he called his wife) and I, love him and Debbie dearly. There are no words that can express the sadness that we feel, but we take comfort in knowing that Provie will always be remembered as a wonderful caring and compassionate friend. We love you Provie!!

~Anita Y. Sanders
~Friend ("Your Favorite"), Forest Park, IL

October 22nd, 2019

I knew Dr. Provus for many years and we had been in training together at Loyola. He was in radiology and i in internal medicine. He always had a joke or funny story and loved to kid me. I have not seen him since his retirement from Macneal but have many happy memories of him kidding me as we had coffee together in the doctor's lounge. I missed him when he retired and am greatly saddened by his death. My deepest sympathies to is family as I am sure they will miss him greatly.

~Edmund Vizinas, M.D.
~colleague, Berwyn, il


Yahrzeit Dates For Rick S. Provus

Tradition directs us in the evening before the Yahrzeit dates listed below, the anniversary of our loved one's day of death, we are to kindle a candle in our homes as a reminder of their place in our hearts.

Gregorian Date
22nd of Tishri 578110/10/2020
22nd of Tishri 57829/28/2021
22nd of Tishri 578310/17/2022
22nd of Tishri 578410/7/2023
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