SPRINGFIELD, IL – Richard Paul “Rick” Unsbee II, 51, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., after an extended illness.
He was born Feb. 21, 1962, in Springfield to Richard and Carol Unsbee (Helmerichs). He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Paul and Eunice Unsbee, and his maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Margaret Josephson.
Rick enjoyed a varied career in both film and video, working on full length films, short features such as the 2005 award-winning “Cast in Gray” and most recently as a videographer for Comcast. He was an avid movie fan and science fiction aficionado. Surviving are son, Richard Paul Unsbee III (Cathy) of Normal, Ill.,; son, Ian Dane Unsbee of Springfield; granddaughter, Rachel Kerrigan Unsbee; one sister, Tavia Jones (Roger) of Pana, Ill.; nephews, John Ervin of Aurora, Ill., and William Ervin of Bolingbrook, Ill.; niece, Nora Ervin of Pana, Ill.; parents, Richard Unsbee of Sherman, Ill., and Carol Helmerichs of Springfield, Ill.
A private family memorial service will be held. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery.