LAWITZKE Richard Harold
of Clarkston, formerly of Troy, surrounded by his family, passed away January 15, 2016 at 78 years of age. Loving husband of Lea for 54 years; dear father of Kirk (Barbara) Lawitzke, Darren (Janice) Lawitzke, and Kelly Parker; grandfather of Nicholas, Taylor, Tarah, Jack, Cade, Paige, Jayme, Nathan, Dylan, and Meghan; brother of Sandra (Gerald Shohan) Clemons. Preceded in death by siblings Douglas Lawitzke and Karen Pearce. Also survived by a loving family of cousins, nieces, and nephews. Dick was a veteran of the US Marine Corps. He retired from AAA in 2000 after 39 years of service. He loved sports and was a regular spectator at all of his grandchildren’s events. In closing, Dick would like in lieu of flowers, “Vote Republican.”
Celebration of Dick’s life will be Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Deer Lake Athletic Club (6167 White Lake Road, Clarkston).
In lieu of flowers, "Vote Republican" and "GO STATE!!"
Memorial contributions may be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, #304, Chicago, IL 60611
I remember Dick as little baseball mgr in Madison Hts about 1971, 1972 or 73. Two of my sons played with Kirk on that team. That was a very well coached and run team. Our sympathies and prayers are with your family.
My heartfelt condolences to the family.
To the Family of my brother:
I am so sorry for your loss. He will so be missed! Know that he loved each and everyone of you so very much. He so enjoyed all of the games that he traveled to just to see his children and grandchildren participate in. It brought him such pride and joy! He would just beam at the mere mention of any of your names.
He was a very dedicated and hard worker for AAA. All 39 Years.
He was a wonderful son. In fact the apple of my mom's eye and I say that with the utmost pride. We should all be so lucky to have such great son.
My mother was the lucky one!
He loved his time in the Marine Corps. serving his country. He took great pride in doing so. The country was lucky to have him.
He loved life and sports, his children,his grandchildren, and most of all he loved Lea. 54 years of life together. We should all be so lucky to ever be loved like that!
I know that I for one have been honored and blessed to have had him as my brother for as long as I did and I will miss and love him forever and I hope he somehow knows this.
On January 15, 2016 we all lost one of the good ones!
There goes another piece of my heart!
With love forever and always,