BLACKBURN, RICHARD D. Age 79, of Macomb Township, passed away Thursday afternoon. He was born on January 29, 1934 in Sturgis, Michigan, a son of the late William Frank M. and Hazel Janet (nee VanNuys) Blackburn. On September 27, 1958, Richard was united in marriage with Marcelyn Jean Krause at St. Louis Catholic Church in Clinton Township. Richard was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Mount Clemens. He retired in 1988 as a machine builder at D.M.E. Engineering Company. Richard enjoyed camping, hunting, riding his tractor, bowling and playing cards. Surviving is his wife of 54 years, Marcelyn and five children, Kathleen (Gary) Morse, William (Lani) Blackburn, Melissa Blackburn, Richard (Cherri) Blackburn II and Dennis (Kim) Paul; ten grandchildren, one great-grandson and four sisters, Lois Blackburn, Betty Blackburn, Patricia Monroe and Mary (Gary) Boughton. Richard was predeceased by his brother, Gerald Blackburn. A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 11 a.m. (family gathering at 10:30 a.m.) at St. Peter Catholic Church, Market Street, Mount Clemens with Reverend Father Michael N. Cooney officiating. Share memories at:

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Published in The Macomb Daily on Aug. 28, 2013