John Hanna, USMC
Larry Lakso, ARMY
Allan Rubin, US Army
William (Bill) Lorenz, US Army
Charles "Chuck" Chidsey
Jackson Rice Baker
Richard A. (Dick) Faulkner
Richard A. (Dick) Faulkner passed away December 15, 2021 at the age of 85. In that moment when he was received by his Heavenly Father the world lost a bright light but Heaven gained a bright saint. He was married to the two loves of his life – Irene (deceased) and G.I. (Joe). A faithful husband, a confidant, and a care-giver who embraced his family and set an example for his sons to follow on how to be a loving husband. He loved his family fiercely; children, Richard, Jr. (Christina), Melissa (deceased), Todd (Julie), and Nathan. He taught them to always treat people with kindness and respect and to be productive citizens who contribute to their community. His grandchildren and great grandchildren were his pride and joy – grandchildren Caleb, Jacob, Hannah, Nanette, Alexis, Lauren, Lea and Christian and great grandchildren Anslei, Eli, Ayden, Jace and Mia. He was a brother to Carol Hood (deceased), Jack, Brad (deceased), Warren and Paul (deceased). He was a proud patriot serving in the U.S. Army in Korea. He was a public servant in every possible respect. He retired as Deputy Chief, Novi Police Department after serving 30 years and was known for his integrity, honesty and fairness. He was a lifelong learner who attained his Associates Degree from Schoolcraft Community College and his Bachelor's Degree from Madonna University. He had previously attended the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He loved his community and served it well; was a charter member of the Novi Lions Club, and President of the Society of the 3rd ID, Outpost 13. He was a very active participant in other military organizations including VFW Post 9914 in Highland and the AMVETS Post 2006, Milford where he served as a member of the Honor Guard Team. He was member of St. Perpetua's Catholic Church in Waterford. Richard's love for people, sense of humor, kindness, grace and religious faith will be sorely missed by those who knew him, but his legacy will live on for years to come.
A funeral mass celebrating Richard's life will be held on January 29, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Perpetua Church on Airport Rd., Waterford, MI.
Committal Service with Military Honors will be held at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan at a date to be determined later.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial tributes to American Legion Post 216, 510 W. Commerce St., Milford, MI 48381 or the Huron Valley AMVETS Post 2006, P.O. Box 48, Highland, MI 48357.