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Richard "Dick" Chapin

March 4, 1932 — July 5, 2018

Obituary for Richard "Dick" Chapin

Richard J. Chapin, age 86 of Sheridan, passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home in Saginaw on Thursday, July 5, 2018.

He was born the son of James & Ethel (Dillenbeck) Chapin in Ionia on March 4, 1932. Dick is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Patricia; two sisters, Phyliss Adams; Mary O’mara and three brothers, Robert Chapin, Chuck Chapin and Gary Chapin.

Dick is survived by his daughters, Debbi (Craig) Monahan of Saginaw; Pam (Jeff) Hanks of Marshall; sons, Steven Chapin of Sheridan; Joe Chapin of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; grandchildren, Ashley (Shawn) Zehnder of Reese; Brett Monahan and Kylee Monahan both of Saginaw; Jacob Hanks & Alyssa Hanks both of Marshall; Hanna Chapin of Lakeview; sister, Lois Walker of Ionia; daughter-in-law, Leslie Light of Lakeview; brothers-in-law, Buz Adams of Greenville; Gene O’Mara of Lake Odessa and sister-in-law, Janet Chapin of Lakeview.

Dick proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict and in his younger days was a very active member of the Sheridan VFW Post 5065. Dick and his wife, Pat were members of the St. Bernadette of Lourdes Church in Stanton. Dick worked for the Michigan Department of Corrections where he retired as a kitchen supervisor. Affectionately known as the “First Gentleman of Sheridan Heights”, Dick and Pat loved to joke around and have a good time. They liked playing cards, especially Euchre and trying their luck at the casino. But for Dick the biggest pleasure in life came from his family, especially his grandkids. He loved spending time with them and was very proud he was able to see each of them graduate from high school in his lifetime. Dick will be deeply missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

Visitation with Dick’s family will be on Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 5-8 PM at St. Bernadette of Lourdes Fellowship hall in Stanton.

Mass of Christian Burial for Dick will be held on Monday, July 9, 2018 beginning at 1 PM at St. Bernadette of Lourdes Church in Stanton with Father Dominic Tirkey and Father Michael Cilibraise officiating.

For those wishing to make a memorial donation in Dick’s memory the family suggests they be directed to the American Cancer Society. To make an online donation, please click the "Place a donation" link.
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