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Life Story / Obituary
Of Kalamazoo, MI formerly of Pembroke, ME - Age 73, died July 29, 2021 at his daughter’s home in Michigan. Richard was born June 19, 1948 in Eastport, ME, the son of Alfred and Norma (Cushing) Sears. He was an Army Veteran of Viet Nam, serving 3 tours. Richard worked for Georgia Pacific as a millwright. He enjoyed country music and was often seen riding his “buggy” through town and along the shoreline. Preceded in death by his parents and by 2 siblings: Sonia Sears and Alfred Sears, Jr. Members of his family include 3 children: Candi Geter, Jason Sears and Amanda Sears; 9 grandchildren: Jacob, Sonia, Shane, Jason, Jr., Collin, Anastasia, Anthony, Christopher and Stephanie; 2 siblings: Dennis (Marsha) Sears and Marlene Barrett; and 2 nephews: Justin Jones and Al Fishwick. Cremation has taken place and private services are being planned. Visit Richard’s webpage at BetzlerLifeStory.com to archive favorite memories, photos and sign his guestbook. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo (269) 375-2900.