Life Story / Obituary


Richard Petrovich, age 81, passed away peacefully at home May 2nd.

He had vascular dementia for many years. His family is grateful for the supportive care provided by Hospice of Michigan, family and friends.

Richard was born and grew up in Grand Rapids where he is survived by best friend Fred Challa, brothers Ron and John Petrovich, brother Bob Petrovich from Harrisville, cousins, nieces, nephews. Richard is survived by his wife, Patricia, her children Wendy Haas, Brian Haas and their extended families. Especially important to Richard were his granddaughters, Emily and Ruby Haas.

Richard loved his work in the corrugated packaging industry. He was a talented woodworker, printmaker, weaver. He enjoyed fishing and pheasant hunting with friends.

Richard was predeceased by his daughter Sara Boven and his parents Phyllis and Eddie.

Donations in his memory may be made to Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy. No services are planned

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