Richard Sumner, 52 / Nov. 20, 1957 — Oct. 5, 2010

Published 11:46 pm Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Richard “Rick” N. Sumner, 52, passed away unexpectedly but of natural causes in the early hours of Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010.

Rick was born on Nov. 20, 1957 to the late Norman and Rose (Steiner) Sumner in Wyndotte, Mich. Rick was one of three children growing up in the Sumner household.

In 2008 Rick began working at Pilkington factory in Niles and on Jan. 29, 2009, Rick wed Cynthia “Cindy” (Richer) Boller.

Rick is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy Sumner; children, Jenna (Chris) Wright of Newark, Ohio, Richard B. (Brandi) Sumner of Dowagiac, Chris Blatt of Niles, Adam Blatt of Port Huron, Mich., Timothy Turnbo II of Niles, Tasha Davis of Niles; 11 grandchildren; and siblings, David Sumner of Port Huron, Mich. and Sandra Payne of River Rouge, Mich.

Rick’s family will be holding a gathering of family and close friends but there will be no public services.

Those wishing to make memorial donations may do so in Rick’s memory to the Shriners, who have helped Rick and his family in a previous time of need.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Niles.