November 5, 1958 - December 26, 2021
It is with deep sorrow and much love that the family of Donal Dominick O’Reilly of Park City, Illinois announces his passing. Prior to passing at peace on December 26, 2021, Don was surrounded by a team that included his partner Kelly Thompson, brothers Jeff and Shawn, daughter Amanda, sister Cheryl, and friends Mike Arnold and Tom Foster. Those who knew Don intimately, briefly, or just heard his name in passing knew of the legendary entertainer and performer. Don was the life of every party; A true rockstar in heart and soul. Although starting out on drums, Don stumbled into the limelight and never left. As the lead singer in a handful of groups over the years, Don was renowned for his band Talking Trash. With Don’s magnetic and rebellious energy, Talkin Trash was guaranteed to put on an unforgettable show for each and every performance. He had the incredible ability to electrify any crowd with outrageous dancing, costume changes, and even light shows. Overflowing with charisma, he made sure everyone in the audience was engaged by throwing out green beaded necklaces and cracking jokes. Whether you stumbled into a bar one night and happened to catch Don doing what he loved or were a lifelong friend, to know Don was to love him. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Amanda O’Reilly (Brian Quindel), future granddaughter Cora, brothers Jeff O’Reilly (Lisa), Shawn O’Reilly (Theresa), sister Cheryl Bluma, long time girlfriend Kelly Thompson, 5 nieces, 3 nephews, numerous friends, and his faithful companion, “Rusty”. Don was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lou Nelson, and father, Donal O’Reilly. A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Peterson and Patch Funeral Home (408 N. Sheridan Road, Waukegan, IL) from 1:00-4:00 PM. Following the visitation, there will be a celebration of life to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated.
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