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Richard Michael Machowiak

Born: Thu., Jul. 11, 1940
Died: Thu., Sep. 24, 2020

Memorial Service At A Later Date

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Richard Michael Machowiak

July 11, 1940 – September 24, 2020


                Richard Michael Machowiak, 80, of South Bend, passed away on Thursday, September 24th in the Trailpoint Village of South Bend, after an extended illness.

                Richard was born in South Bend on July 11, 1940 to Michael and Helen S. (Derda) Machowiak. He was the oldest of three children. On December 22, 1990, he married the former Jeannine Marie Wheatley. He retired from the Bayer Corp. Diagnostic Division in Mishawaka in October of 2003, after 25 years. He was a “Do It Yourself” man, who could fix anything and enjoyed teaching others. He enjoyed spending his retirement years with his dogs and his family.

                Richard is survived by his loving wife, Jeannine, three sons, Scott Machowiak of Osceola, Nicholas (Melissa Glaser) Machowiak of South Bend, and Todd Machowiak of Avon, IN. And Step-son, John (Angela) Yates of Niles, MI.  He was the proud grandfather of 8, Brandy Hayes, Shawn Machowiak, Brandon Machowiak, Lindsey Yates, McKenzie Reynolds, Cody Reynolds, Elias Machowiak and Eric Machowiak, along with 12 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Joan (George) Radanovich and his brother, James R. Machowiak both of South Bend. He was preceded in death by his parents and his step-daughter, Lynn Yates Reynolds.

                A private funeral service will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery. A memorial service honoring his life will be held at a later date.

                HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements, and extend their deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to all of Richard’s family.

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Frank Gombos
   Posted Sun September 27, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked as Rich's supervisor and he was a great person to know and to work with. I am sure you have a lot of great memories of your life together. Our thoughts are with you and you family. Frank and Sue Gombos

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