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Paul J. Richard

September 12, 1934 May 19, 2018
Paul J. Richard
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Obituary for Paul J. Richard

Paul James Richard, age 83, a resident of Highland, died peacefully at home on May 19, 2018, surrounded by family.

Born in Detroit on September 12, 1934, the sole child of Madeline VanNeste Warshaw, Paul was raised in Detroit by his mother and step-father, Dick Richard. Following high school, Paul studied at a trade school as a draftsman and was drafted to serve his country in the U.S. Army on February 4, 1957. Upon his return in 1958, Paul resumed his career as a draftsman and retired as the President of J.H. Bennett & Company in 1989.

It was at the old Country Epicure restaurant in Novi that he met Michelle Morris. They fell in love, were married on March 4, 1989 and have made their home in Highland for eighteen years. Paul was a thoughtful, caring, clever man who loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren immensely, which he often showed through thoughtful and witty notes and gifts. He was passionate about the metro parks - he knew each park well, thoroughly enjoyed the beauty of them and enjoyed taking his children and grandchildren sight seeing. He was a talented woodworker, making unique and beautiful birdhouses for everyone he knew.


He will be deeply missed by many, especially by his loving wife of 29 years, Michelle; his daughter, Jan Sommers; his son, Greg (Susan) Richard; his step-daughter, Monique (Joe) Kincer; dear grandchildren, Chris (Beth) Sommers, Jennifer (Brad) Exner; great-grandchildren, Emily Sommers, Grayson Alexander and Evan Michael Exner, as well as extended family members and dear friends.

A Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St, Milford on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 11 AM, with visitation beginning at 10 AM. Friends may also visit the funeral home on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 4-8 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Kensington Metropark.



For further information phone Lynch & Sons, Milford at 248-684-6645.

Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

22

May

4:00 PM 5/22/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/22/2018 8:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States

Service

Wednesday

23

May

11:00 AM 5/23/2018 11:00:00 AM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Milford Memorial Cemetery Final Resting Place

Atlantic Street
Milford, MI 48381

Atlantic Street Milford 48381 MI
United States
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