• 45 years old
  • Born on February 15, 1964 in Detroit, Michigan, United States.
  • Passed away on July 28, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan, United States.

 "When tomorrow starts without me, and I am not there to see,

If the sun should rise and find your eyes, all filled with tears for me,

I wish so much you wouldn't cry, the way you did today. 

While thinking of the many things, we didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me, as much as I love you

And each time that you think of me, I know you'll miss me too.

But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand

That an angel came and called my name, and took me by the hand.

And said my place was ready, In heaven far above.

And that I 'd have to leave behind, all those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye.

For all my life I always thought, I didn't want to die.

I had so much to live for, so much left yet to do. 

It seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad.

I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had.

If I could relive yesterday, just even for awhile.

I'd say good bye and kiss you and maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realized that this could never be.

For emptiness and memories would take the place of me.

And when I thought of worldly things, I might miss come tomorrow.

I thought of you and when I did, My heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through heavens gates, I felt so much at home.

When God looked down and smiled at me, from his great golden throne.

He said, this is eternity, and all I've promised you. 

Today your life on earth is past, but here life starts anew.

I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last.

And since each day's the same way, there's no longing for the past. 

You have been so faithful, so trusting and so true.

Though there were times you did some things, you knew you shouldn't do.

But you have been forgiven, and now at last you are free.

So won't you come and take my hand, and share my life with me. 

So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart.

For ever time you think of me, I'm right her in your heart.

Rick was a carpenter by trade who "built" a legacy of love and giving.  He was a loving Dad to Cameron, Nicholaus and Daniel.  A Beloved son of Richard and Sharon. Ricky was a cherished brother of Michael, Kim (Wayne) Champion, Annette (Tim) Mulcahy and Angela Hensley.  Uncle Rick was adored by Britta, Maddie, Adam, Jon, Ryan, Kaitlyn and Jessica.  He was a great uncle to Sadie. 

He was blessed with a quick wit and good sense of humor.  Many remember his charm and charisma.  His desire to help anyone was a trait that weaved it's way through all those he called "friends". 

Posted by Annette Mulcahy on 7th December 2018
My eyes leaked a little today - remembering you today left a bit of sorrow within my heart. But knowing you are rejoicing with no worries - gives me a lift
Posted by Lori Lichtman on 28th July 2018
Sending you love dear Ricky❤️ Missing you❤️
Posted by Laurisa Kapetanov on 11th September 2016
I have very fond childhood memories of Ricky. He was fun loving, entertaining and easy going. Gone too soon!
Posted by Lori Lichtman on 28th July 2016
Missing you Ricky❤️
Posted by Sharon Lichtman on 28th July 2015
Thank you to all of you who have stopped by to reflect on Rick and the memories you may hold dear to your heart of him... Please leave a brief message just to let us know you were here...It means alot to us as his parents... We continue to trust our God for the things we don't understand...Six years ago today was as beautiful day as it is today...Blue skies, white clouds,hot as it is today,all was good... Who knows what a day may bring to change our corner of the world forever... Such a day was Tuesday July 28, 2009...For us and the many others that Rick,s life has touched. Thanks again loving him and being special to him...as he thought so much of so many... Just remembering... With loving Thoughts and Memories. Blessings to all of you, Sharon and Richard
Posted by Debbie Muroff on 28th July 2015
Still missed, always loved
Posted by Angie Glaspie on 15th February 2015
Wishing once again that I could pick up the phone to say happy birthday! We're left to continue to celebrate your life without your presence here. Happy Birthday, Rick! It's still a special day that marks a life that influenced and changed so many hearts and lives! Wishing you were here!
Posted by Annette Mulcahy on 15th February 2015
Like a comet Blazing 'cross the evening sky ---Gone too soon Like a rainbow Fading in the twinkling of an eye--Gone too soon Shiny and sparkly--And splendidly bright Here one day--Gone one night Like the loss of sunlight On a cloudy afternoon--Gone too soon Like a castle Built upon a sandy beach--Gone too soon Like a perfect flower That is just beyond your reach--Gone too soon Born to amuse, to inspire, to delight Here one day--Gone one night Like a sunset Dying with the rising of the moon--Gone too soon -Michael Jackson- Happy Birthday Ricky
Posted by Angie Glaspie on 29th July 2014
Five years ago this Sunday I had no idea it was the last day I had to pick up the phone and hear Ricks voice. I didn't though. I can't live in regret what I didn't know at the time however on the day that marks his passing from this world (July 28th) I would like to think I continue to learn lessons and get better at living them out. To love deeper, forgive more quickly, don't sweat the small stuff, if someone is on your mind to call pick up the phone, cards that seem like clutter after the holidays are treasures to see someone's name written out again once they're gone , if you have a dream that seems too distant one step brings you closer to seeing it come to pass, live intentionally, love unconditionally, laugh often. Make the simple things an adventure and enjoy the journey! Be grateful and try not to take for granted those people which God brings into your path to share the journey with you!! Thank you to my brother Rick for continuing to help me remember these lessons. Your legacy lives on in those you loved.
Posted by Robert{uncle Bob} Lichtma... on 16th February 2014
Happy Birthday to our loving nephew. We miss you and think of you often, with tears in our hearts! Love you like a son Aunt Rita & Uncle Bob
Posted by Angie Glaspie on 15th February 2014
Happy 50th Rick! I miss you every day and will continue to celebrate this day of your birth in my heart always! Love you!!
Posted by Annette Mulcahy on 15th February 2014
Happy 50th BIrthday Ricky Missing you today - and every day in between I thank God for lessening the heartache - Until we meet again I will always love you little brother !!
Posted by Debra Muroff on 29th July 2013
Still missed with my entire heart, will always be my best friend and my brother. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you and even have conversations with you (don't judge - he would do the same with me!)sometimes even yell at you. It still unreal that you are not here with me! We will see each other again one day
Posted by Daniel Menzies on 28th July 2013
I love you
Posted by Amy Color on 28th July 2013
Yurtzeit. When I find myself at this time Holding on to the path as it hurls fire and brimstone at me. Looking for the light in the darkness. and honoring both. In all essences. Hugs my friend. With you I was safe.
Posted by Annette Mulcahy on 28th July 2012
This day is remembered and quietly kept, no words needed, we will NEVER forget. For those we love don't go away they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near so loud, so missed and so very dear - Remembering and Missing you Rick
Posted by Amy Color on 28th July 2012
Thinking of You. Backgammon and laughter all night. Thank you for your love and light.
Posted by Lori Lichtman on 28th July 2012
Thinking about you cousin and missing your presence at all the beautiful life events in the family. Wishing you were here to help us celebrate.
Posted by Debra Muroff on 9th July 2012
As my life goes on & things change the one thing that remains the same is that I still miss Rick. He was/is the person I could always count on no matter what. We both would drop everything to help each other. Sad to say that there is no one like him in my life like that today - it truly makes me appreciate even more what good friend is.was
Posted by Annette Mulcahy on 7th July 2012
So on my mind for a couple of weeks now, missing you soooo much. Love you Bro !!
Posted by Annette Mulcahy on 26th February 2012
Missing the "clown" in my life and heart. Forever you will be loved - Forever you will be missed !
Posted by Pat Arvant on 16th February 2012
To live in the hearts of those we leave behind means we never die Rick I know you are living with our Lord but you'll never be forgotten you are in so many hearts. Love you
Posted by Angie Glaspie on 15th February 2012
Happy Birthday Rick! Still seems strange not to be able to pick up the phone and tell you that (if I remember, right?). You're in my heart and on my mind every day. Missing you so much lately and realizing all these thoughts and memories is all I have to last me the rest of my life....til I see you again.
Posted by Robert{uncle Bob} Lichtma... on 13th February 2012
EVERY TIME RITA & I SIT DOWN AT OUR DINNER TABLE YOU ARE WITH US. YOUR SKILLS IN MAKING THAT TABLE WERE REMARKEABLE. WE MISS YOUR SMILES & YOUR GENEROUS WAYS, LOVE YOU . OUR SWEET NEPHEW ,YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. AUNT RITA & UNCLE BOB
Posted by Debra Muroff on 13th February 2012
As Rick's birthday approaches I remember all the fun we had during his life and it reminds me more that I miss him. One day I will be able to see him and we can celebrate again. Happy Birthday my Brother, my Friend - you are missed more than you would ever have thought you would be.
Posted by Angie Glaspie on 8th February 2012
Lord, I praise you in this storm, and I will lift my hands, for you are who you are no matter where I am. Every tear I cry, you hold in your hand. You never leave my side even though my heart is torn. I will praise you in this storm! (Casting Crowns)
Posted by Kim Champion on 29th July 2011
Missing you... all I can say The day you left us...my saddest day When I am weak and tired and down... I look at you dressed like a little clown... and I remember
Posted by Albert And Sondra Lichtma... on 29th July 2011
What a beautiful tribute to Rick. More outpouring of love could not be given. With my eyes filled with tears as I read the loving messages I reflected on my own personal love for that great guy. I hope he and his Uncle Al have found and embraced each other. Love y'all
Posted by Debra Muroff on 28th July 2011
Two years ago today Rick was released from this world to go onto the next and I still miss him as much today as I did then.
Posted by Angie Glaspie on 28th July 2011
Today is a tearful reminder of the most painful day of my life. I miss you Rick! What I wouldn't do to share just one more cup of coffee and hear your laugh again! Love you!!!
Posted by Angie Glaspie on 28th July 2011
What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others...Pericles Your "Rickisms" are used often and bring smiles! love ya
Posted by Steve Fogel on 28th July 2011
Still can't believe it's been 2 years already. I'm sure you'd be proud of my life now. I miss you, I'll never forget your friendship! Your name and funny sayings still come up in the rooms
Posted by Annette Mulcahy on 27th July 2011
It's been two years and you will always be "Forevermissed". "...Born to amuse, to inspire, to delight, Here one day, gone one night...Like a sunset dying with the rising moon....Gone too soon"
Posted by Angie Glaspie on 28th July 2010
There is a season for everything under heaven, a time to weep, a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance (Ecclesiastes 3). My thoughts of you brother brings tears of joy and sadness.
Posted by Angie Glaspie on 28th July 2010
On the anniversary of "The Great Sadness" of our family, I choose to celebrate the life I shared with Rick and the eternal life he now experiences has been promised to me as well in God's time.
Posted by Angie Glaspie on 27th July 2010
I miss my brother, my friend, our talks. Hard to believe it's been a year...I still have the urge to just pick up the phone. No regrets...just a wish for more time together. ((Hugs)) love you!!
Posted by Annette Mulcahy on 27th July 2010
Been One year already - sometimes it feels like just yesterday and sometimes it feels like forever. Miss you tons !!!
Posted by Deana Kastoris on 15th February 2010
Happy Birthday Rick. I love and miss you.
Posted by Annette Mulcahy on 15th February 2010
Happy Birthday Little Brother !!!
Posted by Annette Mulcahy on 28th November 2009
I give Thanks this week for the wonderful 45 years we shared as siblings. Missing You !
Posted by San Cass on 9th September 2009
I loved Rick's honest, true and forthrightness. He was who he was, whereever and with whomever he was with. I will miss his quick smile, and loving ways.
Posted by Annette Mulcahy on 9th September 2009
Although the sun is shining - there are times my days are so "overcast". Often, I have to fight the urge to pick up the phone to call you- Missing you my little bro
Posted by Amy Color on 9th September 2009
In honor of Your Life that was lived. Your Light guided my path. You are forever in my heart. And forever a part of who I am.
Posted by Terri Hall on 3rd September 2009
Rick - Cousin - Friend I know you are in a better place and am sure you are very happy. We, however, will miss you tremendously. Your zest for life and helping others. We love you.
Posted by Albert And Sondra Lichtma... on 3rd September 2009
Our message was concluded without naming Rick's brother Michael. What a blessing to have loving siblings and the love from Richard and Sharon.
Posted by Albert And Sondra Lichtma... on 3rd September 2009
Uncle Al & Aunt Sondra cannot express sufficiently their sorrow in the loss of Rick. We deeply feel the sorrow of Sharon, Richard, Annette and Angie as well as Rick's sons.
Posted by Debra Muroff on 31st August 2009
Rick was, and still is, my best friend & my brother. There was not a movie line or song he didn't know, & he could throw out at you that would fit the situation. Going on without him seems impossible.
Posted by Robert{uncle Bob} Lichtma... on 30th August 2009
There are no words to express my sorrow for my brother Richard and my and sister-inlaw Sharon .I weep for the loss of a wonderful nephew. Rita & I pray for Annette, Michael and Angie & their kids.
Posted by Lori Lichtman on 21st August 2009
I can't believe Rick is gone. It is so good to hear how he touched so many people's lives. I wish that I had spent more time with him.
Posted by Angie Glaspie on 21st August 2009
I never imagined God would send such beautiful rainbows even in the MIDST of this storm! Thank you Lord for the rainbows and for seeing us safely thru this storm!

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