Richard Louis Robitaille, 61, of 6395 Danforth M.15 Blvd, Escanaba, MI. Richard was born November 14, 1949 in Escanaba and he passed away on August 8, 2011 at St. Francis Hospital due to many complications with diabetes and heart disease.
Dick graduated from Holy Name High School in 1967. On September 6, 1974 he married the former Lynn Petaja at Immanuel Lutheran Church where he later became a member.
Dick worked for the Upper Peninsula Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local 506 for many years, covering many states until he had to take an early retirement due to health issues. He has always enjoyed fishing. In his younger years he enjoyed bowling and camping.
Dick was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Army. He served with the 44th Transit Company during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
Dick was an active member in several veteran organizations. He served as Post Commander for the VFW Post 2998 and was District 14 Commander of the VFW. He was a Past Commander of Escanaba American Legion Post 82, Past Adjutant of the 11th District American Legion; and presently was Adjutant of Gladstone American Post 71. He was also a member and a correspondent of the 40 et 8 and a member of the Delta County Veteran