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3312 Niles St.
Bakersfield, CA 93306
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Richard Matthew Michael


1962 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Richard Matthew Michael Obituary
Richard Matthew Michael "Richie" April 19, 1962 - April 23, 2013 Richard passed away peacefully, now pain free and at rest, from a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Manchester, Iowa to Paul and Joyce Michael and moved to Bakersfield with his family at age 13. Richard was a quiet, humble, and hardworking man. As a teenager, he worked as a dishwasher, and cook at many restaurants and finally as a chef at Tavern By The Green. In the late 90's, he went to work at the family business, "Michael General Contractors", where he became a partner. He loved his 49'ers, Lakers and Nascar. He loved to go fishing with his family and friends. Richard is survived by his loving wife, Rose; daughter, Nattalie Michael; parents, Paul and Joyce Michael; sisters, Angie McAbee (husband Jeff), and Kelly Sullivan (husband Sean); brother, Ted (partner Lana Edwards); nieces, Sara and Kimi; nephew, Sean; as well as many uncles, aunts, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his brother, Danny. The family would like to thank Dr. Patel and staff (CBCC) for their wonderful care they gave Richard as well as he Chemo Nurses who showed him so much compassion. We would also like to thank Optimal Hospice for their generous hearts in providing exceptional care to Richard. His life will be celebrated with a Memorial Mass at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the , Bakersfield Chapter, in Richard's name. For additional information, please contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Apr. 30, 2013
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