Richard Pahl Obituary, Death Cause – Richard Pahl, a dear friend and board member of the Elgin Theatre Company as well as a theatre director, passed away after a valiant battle against brain cancer. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing. We share this news with the heaviest of hearts and the most profound sense of loss. His devotion and commitment to the people in the neighborhood as well as those in the world of theater will be his legacy for future generations.
Richard was an excellent role model for all of those people who had the good fortune to have been nurtured and guided by him. He spent his time sharing his life and giving so much to so many different people because he loved Elgin so much. He was a man of honesty, intelligence, wit, loyalty, gratitude, and charity, amongst many other admirable qualities. After the demise of his beloved spouse Dennie, Richard established the Dennis Taylor Scholarship Fund, which he administered for many years, in order to assist other people in achieving their goals and dreams.
There will never ever be anyone like our darling Richard. After a courageous fight against brain cancer that lasted for eighteen months, my brother Richard Pahl went away in his sleep at home on Thursday morning. It is with a heavy heart that I share this news with you. Richard Pahl was born on March 21, 1955, and he spent his childhood in Swanton, which is located in the state of Ohio. He attended St. Richard School, Swanton High School, and Siena Heights College, all of which led to his graduation (Adrian, Michigan). After that, in the 1980s,
He worked as an actor and director in several theaters across the country, honing his skills in those respective fields. In 1991, he made Elgin, Illinois, his permanent home in order to begin working at E&N Productions with his college friend Nancy Potter. In 2017, he hung up his professional shoes at the Thomas Law Office in Carpentersville, where he had worked for many years. When he was living in Elgin, he continued to work as a freelance actor and director in a wide variety of theaters located around the Chicago metropolitan region.
He was a founder member of The Dennis Taylor Scholarship Foundation for the Performing Arts and spent two terms on the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission. He also served for numerous years on the Board of Directors for the Elgin Theatre Company and served both terms consecutively.