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William Michael RICH


1941 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
RICH, William Michael July 6, 1941 - Nov. 16, 2017 William "Bill" Rich of Atlanta, Georgia passed away at home on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Bill will be forever remembered by his loving wife Carol, his four children Jennifer Jacobs (Bryan), Marilyn Rich, Kristen Heller (Rob) and William Rich, Jr. (Elsa) and his eleven grandchildren. He is also survived by his devoted sister Mary Ellen Howley and her family. Born July 6, 1941 in Atlanta to Eddie and Lucille Rich, Bill attended Christ the King and Marist schools, St. Mary's Seminary, University of Notre Dame and Emory University School of Law. For nearly 50 years, Bill worked as a senior partner at three Atlanta law firms, ending his career at Holland and Knight. Bill was a devout Catholic his entire life. He served on many boards including Marist and the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia. His deep and unwavering faith enabled him to face life with grace and courage. A visitation and rosary will be held from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 19 at H.M. Patterson Funeral Home, 173 Allen Road, N.E, Atlanta, Georgia 30328. A funeral mass will be offered at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 20 at the Cathedral of Christ the King, 2699 Peachtree Road, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30305. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia, 5871 Glenridge Drive, Suite 300, Atlanta, Georgia 30328, the Cathedral of Christ the King, or the .
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 18, 2017
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