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March 19, 1931 - March 3, 2014 SOUTH BEND - Richard Michael Chamberlain, 82, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014. Michael was born in Michigan on March 19, 1931, to the late Richard and Gene (Sirey) Chamberlain. On December 12, 1963, Michael married Mary Joyce, who survives and resides in Ellicott City, MD. Also surviving are a daughter, Dawn Chamberlain; stepdaughter, Pamela Heishman; step-son, James Solmos; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Michael was a graduate of Wayne State University (MI) where he majored in Journalism and was a very accomplished Journalist. He retired from Voice of America and has interviewed the likes of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad Ali, Vincent Price, many political figures, including presidents and many others. He loved music and played the trumpet, trombone and piano in many bands. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm today, March 9, 2014, in ST. JOSEPH FUNERAL HOME, 824 S. Mayflower Rd. A Funeral Service will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Monday, March 10, 2014, in the funeral home. Burial will follow at St Joseph Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be made at www.sjfh.net.
Published in South Bend Tribune from Mar. 8 to Mar. 9, 2014