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“Well Richard, I sure have so many memories of us working together at Sears. We had a lot of laughs. You and I, Bezel and good old Ray in the TV shop...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Bonnie Mazzara - Shelby twp, MI

“Thoughts and prayers to the family during this very difficult time. Richard has been a huge part of my life for many years. My children,...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Maureen Dommer - Clinton twp, MI

“Richard was a very good friend of mine for 53 years. We met via his favorite hobby, amateur radio in 1964 when I also lived in Warren Michigan. Dick...Read More »
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“I Would Like To Extend My Condolenses To Dick,s Family ..I Worked At Sears With Dick Many Years Ago , And Became Close FRIENDS WITH Dick Also.....Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Jack Ancona - Sterling Heights, MI

“Tony and I have known Richard for over 30 years. He and Florence were at our daughters' christening in 1985, I still remember how Florence loved to...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Ann and Tony Srbinovich - MI


Richard Anthony Sloan, age 82 of Warren, died Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Harper Hospital in Detroit. He was born August 25, 1934 in Detroit, son of the late William and the late Angelia (nee: Ratajczak) Sloan.

Richard was employed with Sears for over 25 years and extended the utmost in service excellence until accepting his well-deserved retirement. While at Sears, he worked in their electronics department, a realm in which he felt quite comfortable and suited with the skill set he possessed. This passion for electronics began years earlier with his radio equipment and his status as a Ham Radio Operator. Known to all within his circle of fellow operators bearing the call sign, W8EPD, Richard spent countless hours searching for and talking with many interesting people from all over the world.

With all that radio knowledge and a penchant for all things new and innovative, it only made perfect sense that Richard's next realm of interest would entail the world of computers in which he became totally immersed. If you needed answers or help with anything computer related, Richard was your guy.

When he found time away from the job, one of his favorite pastimes was hangin' out at one of the local donut havens and visiting with friends. Whether at the "Donut Hole" or its competitor, the "Donut Factory," Richard found great joy and delight in the treats each venue offered. Ah yes,…donuts & friendship, two of life's sweetest treats that Richard ate up with pleasure.

As life moved on and Richard's challenges with Michigan winters grew deeper with each passing year, the day arrived that he decided wintering in Florida was where it was at. With his decision to join the throngs of the Michigan Snowbirds heading south, his winter home of choice became the warm & sunny locale of Tarpon Springs, Florida. It didn't take long for Richard to make a lot of new and wonderful friends in his Florida escape, and simply kickin' back with his buddies and a brewski became his definition of Livin' Large!

There were many aspects of Richard's life that made it all worthwhile, but none as much as his treasured family and friends. They were the true sunshine in his journey, and the ones that breathed the wind beneath his wings. A loving husband, father and grandfather, Richard touched a multitude of hearts and souls along the way, and leaves a unique and genuine legacy for all to embrace with each reflection shared. He will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

Richard was the beloved husband of the late Florence. Dear father of Margaret (Rick) Davenport, Andrew (Michele) Elrod, Angela (Larry) Page, and Richard (Gina) Sloan. Loving grandfather of Christopher, Matthew, Natalie, Anthony, Alex, Elisabeth, John, and Luke. Brother of Jack (Marilyn) Sloan.

Visitation for Richard will be held Saturday, May 6th from 3:00 – 8:00 pm, with an 8 pm Funeral Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Rd. at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd.) in Warren.

Please share memories of Richard at his memory book above.