Born On: January 30, 1942

Passed On: October 30, 2018

Richard M. Maurer

Richard M. Maurer 76, of Grand Haven, Michigan passed away peacefully on Tuesday October 30, 2018. Richard was born January 30, 1942 in Burbank California. He graduated from UCLA in 1964 with a B.S. in Finance and has over 40 years of sales and marketing management experience between Dow Chemical Company and the Noble Company. Richard was a veteran if the United States Army serving his country during the Vietnam War, earning a Purple Heart. Richard is survived by his children a son, Michael Maurer of Grand Haven, daughter Vernice Branch of San Diego, California, along with her husband, Stephen Branch; grandchildren Tyrus and Cole, his sister Judy (Don) Sterner of San Clemente, California; nephew Mark (Dawn) Sterner of Aptos; nephew, Orian Stener; grand-niece Xena. Richard was an amazing human being, an incredible father, wonderful grandfather, thoughtful uncle, loving brother and great friend to all who knew him. A Celebration of Life Gathering with a luncheon will be held on Monday, November 19th at St. Patrick- St. Anthony Catholic Church from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. with Military Honors being bestowed at 1:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to The Wounded Warrior Project, Catholic Charities of West Michigan or Hospice of North Ottawa Community.


Celebration of Life Gathering Information

St. Patrick - St. Anthony Parish
920 Fulton Street
Grand Haven, Michigan 49417

Date: Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

13 thoughts on “Richard M. Maurer

  1. Lesley Goddin

    Richard was a kind man, who was generous with his time and had a gentle manner and sharp wit. I always think of him with a twinkle in his eye. This world will not be the same without him, but it was blessed to have him in it for a time. My deep sympathies to all who loved him.

  2. Dean Moilanen

    Richard was a kind and thoughtful man. He loved his son and took pride in his pivotal role at Noble Company, where his vast knowledge and steady hand left an indelible imprint on the the culture of our company. I learned much from him, and will sorely miss him

    Rest In Peace and go with the Lord Richard.

  3. Karston Family

    Vernice, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, as they have been these last many months. I’m sorry that I never got to meet your dad but I know his warmth, kindness and generosity are embodied in you and your family. Praying for Peace, -The Karston Family.

  4. Louise Lowel

    How I wish I could be with all of you today to celebrate. Richard’s life.
    What a wonderful life he had and I feel blessed that our family had a good part of it. We had a very close relationship.
    He leaves us with so many memories with include love of life, family and friends. His obituary says it all.

  5. Jeff Rice ( AEC Daily )

    I will miss Richard more than words can express. I have had the pleasure of working with Richard for over a decade, he was my favorite person in the entire AEC industry. Why do all the great ones leave so early. I will cherish all the laughs we have had over the years, and will always hold onto the great memories of Richard. My deepest sympathies to his family.

  6. Rick purvis

    It is hard to talk about Richard being gone he
    was always there! I remember how he would stay
    late to help us west coast guys. When I first began
    with Noble he would ask me was I listening to
    my customer not just talking. He cared about the
    people around him and was always ready with
    a smile and laugh. One of a kind!

  7. Jo Anne Palmer

    I had the privilege of spending time with Richard in his last few months. I will always treasure his radiant smile and the twinkle in his beautiful blue eyes. Jo Palmer

  8. Jim Steede

    My thoughts and prayers to his family. I always kind of looked at Richard as “Mr. Noble” for almost 20 years as a Rep to Noble it was always a steady hand to us in the field.

  9. Karen Seifert

    Richard’s office was next to mine at Noble Company. I will remember him as being patient, & kind with customers, employees & especially Michael. He was also very generous to us by providing daily treats that Michael would hand out to employees at the end of each day.

  10. Mary Kay Korn

    My heart is heavy. My condolences to the Noble Co and Richards family. Richard never failed to give me support and a smile whenever I needed it.

  11. James Medina

    Richard gave us all laughter, happiness and knowledge. I was honored to spend time with Richard beforebworking for Noble and durning my time with Noble. The one thing that always made me laugh was when we would go out to eat and he would ask the server “What do I want?” They just look at him with bewilderment! Lol good times. – James Medina

  12. George Treon

    I will deeply miss my conversations with, “Mr. Wizard” Richard was always there to answer my tech questions with a bit of humor tossed in to boot. Safe travels Richard.

  13. Melissa Robinson

    Richard was a wonderful man. We worked together at The Noble Company for many years. He was always quick with a smile and an encouraging word. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family. -Melissa Robinson


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