LAINO RICHARD P. Age 73. Richard passed away November 9, 2012 at his home in Georgia. Beloved husband and best friend of Jean for 32 years. Dearest father of Linda Larin (John), Richard A. (Jamie), Gary A. (Judy) and Maria Rittenhouse (M.J.). Grandfather to Katie and Maggie Larin, Brittany Sullivan (Brian), Kelly Laino and Bruce Rittenhouse. Great-grandfather of Anna and Jack Sullivan. Also survived by sister Alice Davis, twin brother Paul Laino, and brother Kenneth Atwood. Memorial service to be held in Michigan at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Pancreatic Cancer Discovery Fund at the University of Michigan Hospital OR The Pancreatic Cancer Network.
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Richard will be dearly missed as he was a wonderful and kind gentleman with rarely a harsh word for anyone. I got to know him while living in Georgia and really appreciated his wisdom and interest in helping out our condo association. Our deepest sympathies to the extended Laino family. Sadly, John and Anne Clarke Pine Knoll Shores, NC
I have such great memories of the time I was able to spend with Dick over the past 11 years. Dick was one of my favorite people ever, I loved his sense of humor and his love for his family and friends. He will be missed here in Minnesota but always remembered and loved.
I had the pleasure of spending time with Dick at one of his favorite places, his farm up north. What a fun guy with a love for life. We had great times and great laughs with him. We would laugh until we cried! He will be missed by many of us, and by his any friends at Talley's.
My father was an amazing person, I am still having a tough time believing he is gone. I keep thinking I need to call my Dad when I realize I can't anymore. I can't begin to explain how wonderful it was to drive in the passenger seat in all his pickup's during the years and listen to his great material! I have quite confident I have his lines memorized and can't wait to use them on my grandson Jack one day. My father was very kind and gracious and I was blessed to have him as a part of my life. He was very proud of his entire family. (Jean - Dad adored you and your strength during the end of his life was amazing, God Bless You) They say life goes on, but I know it is different now as roles change, we get older, hopefully wiser, but for sure I am a better person from the influence of my father! I love you Dad and will never let a day pass without thinking about you!
We will miss him. Our lives have been enriched by knowing him. The times he and I spent at the farm were male bonding at its best.
Richard was a very well liked and respected person. Richard went out of his way to always make people feel welcomed and was a very confident out going man. Rest in piece my good friend. Brian
Jean and Laino family: You have my sympathy and prayers during this difficult time. I'm so saddened by the loss of Dick at an age that was simply too young. In knowing him for more than 10 years, he left a wonderful imprint on those of us that had the opportunity to know him and spend time with him. Dick was full of life and brought a sense of humor and optimism that was a welcome contrast to the norm. I look forward to seeing him again some day as I'm certain that he's saving a place for all of us to join him.