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Richard Ronald Romel, age 77 of Clarkston, died Sunday, December 3, 2017 at his residence. He was born March 14, 1940 in Detroit, beloved son of the late Vincent and the late Theresa (nee: Rozmiarek) Rommel.

For his career path, Richard chose the admirable and important role of a truck driver. For many years he traveled the roads and covered a lot of miles in effecting one of our country's most vital of jobs. Now,…you'd think that would be enough to satisfy his quota of road time, but oh no. Even on his off-time from work, you'd often find Richard traveling the roads again,…but this time for his own pleasure. Travel was a favorite pastime that afforded him the ease of traveling free of restrictions, and to places and destinations where great memories were created and recorded.

Another of Richard's favorite things to do was cook. For a person who loved to eat and enjoy a good meal, he also enjoyed having a hand in its preparation as well. Known to possess cooking skills that had the Galloping Gourmet and Emeril LaGasse shaking in their boots, Richard poured the best parts of his culinary talents into creating meals fit for a King. It was always an experience partaking in one of Richard's dining delights, and he always took such pleasure in seeing others enjoy the work of his hands and heart. If you left Richard's table hungry, you simply weren't trying. But for as much as he loved to cook, Richard also found great reward in letting others do the same,…especially when it came to his treasured meal of all,…Pizza! Famous for being a Fast Food Junkie, Richard's addiction came in the form of a pizza pie smothered with all that Italian goodness that sticks to the ribs. Got Beer?

Like most guys, Richard had his sporting pleasures, as well, which often meant watching his favorites of football and baseball. When it came to his "Sports in the D," Richard was an avid banner waver and fan. From the Tigers, Lions,…and yes, even the Michigan college teams, he had 'em covered. But of all his sporting memories that left the greatest impact, nothing could top the fun and excitement he garnered from attending the games at Chippewa Valley High School where his "Big Reds" took to the field. That was his Boys, for sure!

Along with the pleasures of eating and sports, let's throw a bit of gaming in the mix, too. Whether he was frequenting one of the local casinos or flying out to Vegas for the mother of all gambling, Richard loved giving Ol' Lady Luck a run for her money in the hopes of "hitting it big." As for a little gaming fun closer to home, there was always a rip-roarin' time to be had in the game of Bingo. Surrounded by a host of other Bingo Buddies, Richard lived for that iconic bingo moment when the announcer would call, B4,…and the crowd would respond, "And After."

Then there was always the enjoyment of playing a game of cards, one of Richard's favorite pastimes of all. The name of the game bore no importance to him as he loved whatever game the table was engaged in. That was truly the name of the game,…gathering around the table with family or friends for a rousing game of cards, a little friendly conversation, and a bit of competition with a smile.

Richard enjoyed a life filled with many special and loving people, and he touched a lot of hearts and souls in his journey through life. He impacted many with his infectious personality, his deep compassion, and his warm and caring heart. He will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

Richard was the dear brother of Delores Nahernak and Rosemary Parker. Loving uncle of Marie, Nannette, Nick, Marty, Nancy, and Ken.

Visitation for Richard will be held Saturday, December 9th from 10:00 am until time of the Funeral Service at 11:00 am at D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd) in Warren. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township, Michigan.

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