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Richard “Dick” English

03/12/1927

09/19/2022

Memorial Contributions:

The Killgoar Foundation for IHM School

1935 Plymouth Ave. SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Richard English, age 95 of Grand Rapids, passed away September 19, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Marie English; sisters, Barbara, and Mary Lou. Richard is survived by his wife of 69 years, Irene (Corsiglia) English; children, Bill (Betsi) English, Mary Jo (Ron) Benyo, Tom (Susan) English, Tim (Liz) English; grandchildren, Lindsey English, Mike (Melissa) English, Steve English, Joe English, Ben English, Patrick English, Margaret English; great-grandchildren, Juniper, Adrian, Isaiah; and brother, Thomas F. English. Richard will also be missed by his many special friends at IHM, and the crew of his sailboat, Tenacity. Richard belonged to both the Knights of Columbus, and the Serra Club. He enjoyed sailing, golfing, flying in his plane, and skiing. Richard ran the family business Superior Business Forms alongside his brother, Tom, which was founded by their father Robert. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, September 24, 2022, with visitation one hour prior at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1935 Plymouth Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. Fr. Rock Badgerow presiding. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial Contributions can be made to The Killgoar Foundation for IHM School, 1935 Plymouth Ave. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506.

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10 Responses

  1. What a life worth celebrating! May his family find comfort in knowing that he is home now with his heavenly father. May he Rest In Peace.

  2. Truly a life worth celebrating! May he rest in peace and his family take comfort in knowing that he is with his heavenly father.

  3. Tom and Susan- so very sorry for your loss! May you find peace and comfort in your memories. Sincerely Sandy and Scott Barner

  4. Tom & Susan,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Steve & Christine Stamper

  5. Dick and Irene have been such wonderful friends for many years. Dick was always a warm, welcoming man and a joy to know. All of us in our IHM community will miss him and pledge to remember him and his family in our prayers during this difficult time. Mary Passinault and Family

  6. Dick and Irene have been such an important part of IHM’s history. Since I have served at IHM as a newly ordained priest and later as pastor, they have been an important part of my history. Always kind and caring, Dick will be missed by many. A Saturday wedding in Spring Lake will keep me from the funeral. But I promise to celebrate Mass for Dick and his loved ones very soon.

  7. What a wonderful life! Dick was a true gentleman—a business contact, fellow IHM parishioner, my sponsor in the Serra International Vocations Apostolate in 1974,…and friend. Ellen’s and my condolences and those of his fellow Serrans go out to Dick’s wife Irene, son Tom, and to the entire English family.

    John and Ellen Osterhart

  8. I first met Dick in early 2011. It has been a sincere pleasure to have had the opportunity to share some special moments at family gatherings in these years. Dick was a truly respectful and respected gentleman.

    The English family is very fortunate to have been blessed with Dick as a pioneer and leader in family life together.

  9. Rest in Peace, Dick English. A kinder, gentler man I’ve never met. A live well-lived.

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