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.