Ronald B Richards

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Ronald Brink Richards, age 52 of Gaylord, passed away at his home on January 9, 2019. He was born on March 28, 1966 in Detroit, MI. He was raised in Royal Oak and graduated from Royal Oak Kimball High School in 1984. He worked several years at Meijer in Royal Oak. In the early 1990’s, Ron moved to Gaylord to escape the bustle of the city and enjoy the pace of Northern Michigan life amongst his extended family of aunts, uncles, and cousins. During his years living in Gaylord, Ron worked as an auto mechanic and a recycled auto parts technician. Ron’s hobbies and interests included snowmobiling, boating, auto racing, and model car construction. He was an avid participant in the Otsego County Fair Demolition Derby.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Bruce Richards and Rhoda Ann McKim-Richards. Ron is survived by his partner, Anne Pung of Gaylord and his siblings: Geoffrey Richards of Oceanside, CA; Janet (Gary) Garofalo of Summerlin, NV; and Robin (Kevin) Maloney of Clarkston, MI. Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Home. Memorial service for friends and family will be scheduled for Spring 2019.

11 comments on “Ronald B Richards”

  1. Keely O’Brien Tyson

    Dear Robin, I’ll always treasure our childhood memories with our brothers and our “best-cousins” Moms having fun upnorth in the summertime and downstate. My Mom loved you and Ron so very much.
    We had a lot of fun over these last 25 years just hanging out upnorth at Otsego Lake with Ron and family. I would love to see you! Keely and Paul Tyson

    1. Thank you Keely for your kind sentiments. You summed it up well with our years Up North with family. We truly adored all of you and “Aunt Marie”!

  2. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Anne, Robin, Kevin,Caitlin, Griffin, Jeff, Janet and families. I will miss Ron. Rest in peace now. He was a good man, hard working, funny,and full of life! I will always remember the good times we all had at the swimming hole and the sand throwing fights and drownings. lol.

  3. Dear brother , you will be missed,. You left us way too early. May you rest in peace. Condolences to family, friends, and acquintences. Your bro, Geoff Richards

  4. Steve & Sue Mikels

    Robin, we just now learned of your loss and very sad to add our condolences here. When we lived as your neighbors in Royak Oak we enjoyed having the Richards family as our friends. Prayers for you and your family.

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