June 20th, 2019


Steven M. Rich

August 17, 1947 – December 3, 2018

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Obituaries » Steven M. Rich

Steven M. Rich, 71, passed away on Dec. 3, 2018. He was born on Aug. 17, 1947, the son of Donald and Lorraine (Desilets) Rich. He lived in Berlin all his life. On Sept. 22, 1967, he married his high school sweetheart, Susan Nuissl, at the First Congregational Church of Berlin. Prior to opening his business, he worked in several capacities in central VT as a mechanic and small engine repair. Beginning in 1985, he opened his home business as Steve Rich Sales and Service. He did love to laugh and humor was a huge part of his life. He was a gun enthusiast, an avid reader and an endless resource of info about many topics not limited to guns and hunting. He had a small hobby farm where he and his family raised chickens, turkeys and pigs. He loved his home of 45 years that he built in Berlin on a piece of the old Nuissl farm and spent so much time outside. Survivors include his mother, Lorraine Rich, of Berlin; his wife of 51 years, Susan Rich, of Berlin; his daughter, Katie John and husband Patrick and their son, Isaac, of East Montpelier, with whom he was so very close and incredibly proud. He also leaves behind his sisters Bonnie Hall and husband Richard, of East Montpelier, Pam Rich, of Berlin; brothers Gary Rich and wife Judy of Anchorage, AK, Kim Rich and wife Pat, of Nelson, NH; several nieces and nephews. He also leaves his beloved German Shepherd, Denali.

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