Traverse City Record-Eagle

July 15, 2013

Guy L. Richey

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — TRAVERSE CITY – Guy Lawrence Richey, 43, passed away July 6, 2013 at Munson Medical Center after a brief illness with pancreatic cancer.

He was born on Dec. 7, 1969,in Flint, Mich., the son of the late David John Richey Sr. and Carol Ann Warner. He grew up in Kingsley.

Guy was the Vice President of Technology at Component, USA in San Diego, Calif. for 15 years. He enjoyed his job immensely; it afforded him the opportunity to travel all over the world. He was able to take his daughters, Jessica, Jennifer, and Julianne on trips to Switzerland, England, France, and Israel as their high school graduation presents. Because of his untimely death, his daughter Joyce will take her graduation trip to France with her mother at a later date.

He traveled to Brazil many times, his last trip being the famous Rio Carnival, with his brother Dave and best friend Chez.

In March of 1991 he met Tonda Parrish; they were married a year and a half later on Sept. 25, 1993 at the Grawn United Methodist Church.

Guy is survived by his wife Tonda; daughters Jessica, Jennifer, Julianne and Joyce; son Joshua; brothers David and Dan; sisters Kim, Stacy and Nancy; step-mother Kay and best friend Chez.

Guy’s wishes are to have his ashes scattered at the Tahquamenon Falls in Sept. to honor their 20th wedding anniversary. A private celebration of life will be held for family and close friends at that time.

Instead of flowers, please make donations to the Autism Speaks at or to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Rd. 2nd Floor Princeton, NJ 08540

Tax ID# 20-2329938 ATTN: web gift.

Please visit Guy’s webpage at to sign the guest book and share a message or memory with his family. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City to handle the arrangements.