It is with a deep sorrow that the community of 
St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church
announces the passing of
age 78, who passed away on January 8, 2022.
On this sad occasion, the Pastor, Board of Trustees, and all the auxiliary bodies of St. Sarkis Church, extend their heartfelt sympathy to Richard's family members.

Beloved husband of Michelle (nee Coffee). Loving father of Jennifer (Tiffany) Rod, Julie (Sean) Pierse, Shelly (Robert) Maples and Karra Yeramian. Cherished grandfather of 8. Dear brother of Virginia (the late Mourad) Bagdasarian and Norma (the late Eddie) Astourian. Rich is also loved by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and his dog Cassie. 

Visitation will take place on Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. Prayer Service at St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church. Funeral Service will take place on Friday, January 14, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with visitations starting at 10:00 a.m.
Entombment at Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery, 32163 W. Huron River Drive, Flat Rock.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his memory will be made to St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church. To make an online donation, please click here.

To send a loving message and view Richard’s obituary, please go to

May God Rest His Soul in Peace.
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