Richard Lee Scorey

richard scorey

Richard Lee Scorey, 79, of Bangor Twp., our kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2023 at Covenant HealthCare – Cooper.

Rick was born in Bay City on April 27, 1944, the son of the late Richard and Martha (Talbot) Scorey.

Rick graduated from Visitation High School and went on to attend trade school where he learned his craft of being an iron worker. He was a proud member of the Iron Workers Local 25, and after many faithful years of service, he retired in 2000. Being the jack-of-all-trades that he was, Rick was one to never sit still; he could be found tinkering on many different projects. He enjoyed wood working and building anything that anyone needed, from decks to birdhouses. With Rick’s fun loving personality, he enjoyed being a jokester. He was a huge Red Wings fan and a proud member of the NRA and Ducks Unlimited. When the seasons allowed, he could be found hunting or enjoying time fishing on the trout stream at the family cottage in Luzerne. When he did take time to settle down, he enjoyed reading James Patterson novels.

While attending a dance, Richard met the former Susan (Solinski) Kuntz; they dated, fell in love, and were united in marriage on February 22, 1992.

To carry on his legacy, Richard leaves his wife, Susan; their children, Patrick (Maryann) Scorey, Michael (Tiffany) Scorey, Jodi (Brad) Chippi, Jennifer (Dustin) Wagner, Jamie (Jodie) Kuntz, and Stacey Scorey; 16 grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Beatrice Solinski; brothers-in-law, John Solinski, James (Christine) Solinski, Gerald (Peggy) Solinski, and Jody (Shelly) Solinski, along with many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Rick was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Anthony Solinski and his four-legged furry companion, Ozzie.

Rick’s family will be present to receive visitors on Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 821. N. Pine Rd., between Ridge & Center. On Monday, May 22, 2023, Rick will be taken to Our Lady of Peace, 607 East South Union, Bay City, where visiting will continue from 10:00 AM until Rick’s 11:00 AM Funeral Liturgy.

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Visiting: May 21, 2023 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Bay County
821 N. Pine Rd.
Essexville, MI 48732

(989) 893-7334

Visiting at Church: May 22, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Our Lady of Peace Parish (St. Mary of the Assumption)
607 E. South Union St.
Bay City, MI 48706

Funeral Liturgy: May 22, 2023 11:00 am

Our Lady of Peace Parish (St. Mary of the Assumption)
607 E. South Union St.
Bay City, MI 48706

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  1. Candle 3Rick was a kind soul, although he may have been frustrated at times with things, I don’t ever remember him raising his voice, except maybe at the tv during a Red Wings game.
    He loved the outdoors and was very handy.
    Rick and I had some good laughs and eye rolls over the years. Sadly, it has been a few years since we have had one of those moments, but they will never be forgotten.

    RIP Peace Papa Rick, you will be missed by many. πŸ’™

  2. I have wonderful funny memories of Rick. He was my bro-in-law for 22yrs. I remember his outings with my dad. He took me out on the country rds to teach me how to drive a stick shift. We laughed so hard! When he was in a bad way from his divorce, Ten of us went to the Bahamas for the day. That was a blast! I’ll never forget this man! RIP Rick! Look up my mom and dad for old time sake. πŸ™πŸ’”

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