Date of Death: December 23, 2019

Service Details

The family will receive friends at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 30, 2019, at Hohner Funeral Home with an immediate graveside service to follow visitation beginning at 3:00 p.m. at Poe Cemetery in Jones, Michigan.

Obituary Notice

Richard John Darlison, age 72, of Three Rivers, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2019, at Grace Healthcare in Three Rivers.  He was born on January 28, 1947, in Three Rivers, Michigan, the son of the late Stuart and Wanetta (Hackenberg) Darlison.

Richard worked as a switchman for GTE for 32-years, retiring at the age of 50. He went on to work numerous part-time jobs while enjoying his retirement years with his wife, children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed many hobbies, including gardening, deer hunting, fishing, jigsaw puzzles, Scrabble, fish breeding, computers, and tinkering on cars.

Richard leaves to cherish his loving memory, his wife Gloria J. (Hinn) Darlison; one son, Alan G. (Sherry) Darlison; two daughters, Barbara J. (Brent) Garlow, Brandy L. (Florencio) Vigil; one sister, Shirley Darlison; and six beloved grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Jake, Zack, Marina, Matt, and Alex.

Additional Information

Memorials may be donated to the Animal Rescue Fund of St. Joseph County at Envelopes are also available at the funeral home

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  1. I met Dick when we moved to TR in 1960. He was soft spoken and a good friend. At that time he was interested in television and radio. We had a science class together in 9th grade. Dick really surprised me. As Mr. Vorhees was asking questions about electricity Dick was answering them all. He was very intelligent about electronics.
    I moved away after 9th grade so I didn’t see him until I started working for General Telephone in 1969.
    God bless the family and may Dick Rest In Peace.

  2. My deepest condolences to the extended family. I met Richard about 35 years ago through my friendship with Alan. He loaned me books on WWII and I remember him having the best computers and games. I’m saddened by the loss of a good man, father, and grandfather.

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