Richard was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired from the automotive industry, where he worked as a mechanical engineer for many years. In his younger years, he and his family enjoyed sailing vacations together.
Richard is survived by three children: Deborah (Victor) Khalil of Huntington Beach, Calif., Steven Russell of Walker, and Lynn (Lance) Walters of Spring Lake; four grandchildren: Jeffrey (Michelle) Khalil, Marcel, Leslie and Owen Walters; and one great-grandson, Lincoln Walters.
In keeping with his wishes, there will be no services at this time. Memorial contributions in memory of Richard may be given to Wayne State University School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy/Body Bequest Program. Please sign the family’s online guestbook at www.sytsemafh.com.