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Richard "Dick" Calvin Rich

January 3, 1931 ~ August 11, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old


Rich, Richard

South Lyon, MI

His Legacy…

Richard “Dick” Calvin Rich, age 92, passed away August 11, 2023. He was born on January 3, 1931 in Milwaukee, WI to Nicholas and Jessie (Sorcinelli) Rich. Dick will be remembered as an entrepreneur, engineer, and world traveler.  He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Dick leaves behind his wife of 20 years, Nancy Carol Rich, and was predeceased by his first wife Mary Joan Rich.  He is survived by ten children; Richard (Judy), Jeannie (Steve) Utash; Sally (Michael), Nancy, Patty (Ed) Allemon, Jeffrey (Miriam), Mary Ellen (Mike) Long, Peggy (Frank) Craven, David (Dianne) and Amy.  He also leaves behind 18 grandchildren.  He is also survived by his sister, Jeanette “Arlene”.

His experiences traveling for business sparked a life-long love of travel. A devout Catholic, Dick traveled overseas to tour historic cathedrals and made pilgrimages to many holy sites in Israel and Europe.  Dick was able to share these travel experiences with his wife Nancy and with many of his children and grandchildren.  Dick was also a passionate photographer and an avid art enthusiast.

Dick’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 1st at 11:00 AM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 9565 Musch Road, Brighton, Michigan. Fr. John Rocus will serve as celebrant.  There will be a visitation at the church from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  Dick will be laid to rest at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield, MI.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Holy Spirit School Tuition Program by mailing a check or on line at  Once there, click the green “On-line Giving” and then go to the right and click “one-time”.  The screen will then ask you which fund and it should be “Holy Spirit Catholic School Donation”.  Where it says “Please Direct This Gift” please type in Holy Spirit School Tuition Assistance Program.

Please leave a message of comfort for Dick’s family at 1-877-231-7900 or sign his guestbook at

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Gathering of Family and Friends
September 1, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
9565 Musch Road
Brighton, MI 48116

Mass of Christian Burial
September 1, 2023

11:00 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
9565 Musch Road
Brighton, MI 48116


Holy Spirit School Tuition Program
9565 Musch Rd, Brighton MI 48116
Tel: 1-810-231-9199


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