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Delmond "Dale" Richards

March 8, 1954 January 19, 2021
Delmond "Dale" Richards
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Obituary for Delmond "Dale" Richards

Delmond Allen Richards, or “Dale”, as everyone knew him, was born March 8, 1954. The fifth of eight children, Dale grew up in a bustling and loving home. Naturally athletic, he became captain of his Bishop Foley High School (class of ’72) wrestling team as well as All State. Although offered three different full university scholarships, Dale opted to begin mastering a building trade and began “Richards Roofing” which he would successfully operate for over 40 years.

Dale married Rebecca (Becky) and raised four amazing children: Rick Richards, Keri (Justin) Cousineau, Mat (fiancee-Erica Parmenter) Richards, and Mandi (Nathan) Johnson. Yet, the stars of his heart were always his grandchildren: Jakob, Noelle, and Gracie. Dale was well loved by his entire family including his seven siblings: Eddy Richards, Cathy (John) Bourbeau, Kevin (Teri) Richards, Debra (Alan) Swan, Robin (Janice) Richards, Carolyn (John) Pifer, Renee (Jeff) Poczatek and his dozens and dozens of nieces and nephews.

For numerous years, he would host Christmas at his house and bless his over 60 plus family members with gifts, food, and fun. Forever loving the water, he would ensure his family members could enjoy the summer months boating and tubing. Known for his sharp wit and dry sense of humor, Dale could easily provoke a smile. Yet, his most memorable traits were his strong devotion to family and his overwhelming generosity. To have known Dale was to have somehow been blessed by his generous nature. He went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and his parents, Robert and Mary Joan Richards, on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home 1368 N. Crooks Road, Clawson, Michigan 48017 on Sunday, January 24, 2021 from 2-5pm. A Private Funeral will follow with burial in White Chapel Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Richards family c/o Lynch & Sons.

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