Richard was born on February 19th, 1943 in Pittsburgh, PA, to the late John H. Michel and Josephine McShane Michel.
He graduated from Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, PA, went onto perform his undergraduate studies at Duquesne University and earned his Master’s Degree in Physical Chemistry at Michigan State University. Richard then went to work for the Calgon Carbon Corporation, where he served as a Senior Technical Sales Representative for over 35 years.
Richard is survived by his wife, Patrice J. Carr Michel; his children: Bryan R. Michel and his wife Karla of Waynesville, OH, Christopher J. Michel of Phillipsburg, NJ, and James F. Michel and his wife Jaclyn of Bethlehem Township, PA; and his grandchildren: Mathias, Keagan and Jacob. He is also survived by his two brothers, John and James Michel, both of Pittsburgh, PA. Along with his parents, Richard was predeceased by his sister, Mary Abbott.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 2 to 4 pm at the Finegan Funeral Home, 302 Heckman St., Phillipsburg, NJ, with a Service to directly follow.