Pathic, Richard C. Sr. Alamo Township Richard passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at Bronson Commons in Mattawan. He was born July 18, 1944 to Owen and Rosa (Pierce) Pathic. Richard had been a police officer and chief for the Mattawan Police Department for 5 years. He had owned and operated Richard Pathic Construction and after 20 years as a corrections officer he retired from the State of Michigan. In his free time Richard enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Masons and Elks Lodge. Surviving are his children, Bill Pathic of Allegan, Stacey (Jim) Sprau of Otsego, Dori (Todd) Putman of Kalamazoo and Richard Pathic Jr. of Mecosta; 9 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; companion, Shelia Hayse and siblings, Pat (Max) Goff and Evelyn Williams. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Owen Pathic Jr., Billy Pathic, Mary Fargo and Beverly Joyce. Friends may visit with Richard's family from 3-4 P.M., Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego until the time of the funeral service at 4:00 P.M. with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Kalamazoo at a later time. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.