Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Thomas Richards

   Thomas J. Richards, 69, of Gladwin passed away May 10, 2002 at his home following a short illness. Born Dec. 15, 1932 to Joseph and Edith (Field) Richards in Saginaw, Thomas was mill-wright welder at the General Motors Powertrain Division Malleable Iron Plant in Saginaw. A member of the U.A.W. Local 455 in Saginaw, he retired in 1994 after 27 and a half years of service. He was also the owner and operator of Richards Welding and Wilsons Rubbish Company, both in Saginaw.

   Thomas moved to Gladwin in 1992, after having previously resided in Bridgeport and Saginaw. Thomas married the former Rosalyn McKimmy on April 10, 1981 in Saginaw. Besides his wife, Rosalyn Richards of Gladwin, he is survived by one daughter, Pamela (Ted) Darling of Fenton; a son Thomas (Marti) Richards of East Alton, IL; step-children, Joy (Randy) Brown of Gillette, WY and Steve (Cheree) Coats of Harrison; grandson, Thomas J. Richards of East Alton, IL; 14 step-grandchildren; sister Betty Bonaminio of Toledo, OH; several nieces and nephews; and many friends and relatives that were close to his heart.

   He was predeceased by his parent and two brothers. Funeral services were held May 14 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Gladwin with Pastor Joseph Dorais officiating. Burial took place at the Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin. Memorials contributions can be made to Mid Michigan Hospice or Emmanuel Baptist Church.

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Dale Cemetery, BEaverton, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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