Richard Alban

A long-time resident of East Lansing and Lansing and graduate of Michigan State College, Richard died after a brief illness. He was born in Jackson, MI, to Connie and Charles Alban, who along with his sisters Joanne (Jody), Jeanette Seeger and Judy Udell preceded him in death.

He is survived by his three daughters, Amy (Jim) Severson, Mary Alban, and Jennifer Alban Ayers; his four grandchildren, Erik and Jennifer Severson and Eleanore and Alison Ayers; and his nieces and nephews. He will be remembered by his many friends, neighbors and family for his loving, generous nature and helpful spirit.

There will be a memorial gathering will be held from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Saturday, November 15, 2014, at The Brunch House, 1040 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing, MI  48912.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sparrow Foundation in memory of Richard Alban.  Online condolences may be left for his family at

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Julie Carmichael
March 11, 2014 at 7:56 am

Richard was a long time dental patient and friend. He was always conversant on many topics. He was always on the go. He traveled 10,000 miles this last fall by car to see the away matches of the MSU Volleyball Team following them in a blizzard to the NCAA Tournament. He was very active in a model airplane club for years. He was a regular customer at Leo’s Brunch House and after hours in a men’s group. He was always teaching me things about life and how to live life to the fullest. He was a thoughtful person who would bring flowers to the office and MSU Chocolate toffee and well as homemade peach pies, and other goodies. He was a great at making me feel good about myself. Of course the feeling was mutual. I will never forget the dash. The dash is the the hyphen between your birth date and your date of death. It is how we use the time in between. Richard will be remembered and missed by all who knew him. He was always learning and told me the last time I saw him, even ,how the tumor started, a virus. My sincere condolences to his dear family whom he shared stories about. He cared very much for you all.

Missy Alban
March 11, 2014 at 10:07 am

We would like to thank all Dad’s friends for their many kindnesses during his recent illness. His friends and family were very dear to Dad, and we know there are many who will miss him.

Jackie Rathbun Page
March 11, 2014 at 1:55 pm

I’m so sorry to hear the news. Dick was a good friend of my Dad’s (Jack Rathbun) and a wonderful person. He went with us to a family reunion in Rhode Island many years ago. We had a great time. Sometimes he would stop in at the agency, it was always a treat to see him. We will all miss him. Our condolences to his wonderful family.

Mary Ann Wilcox Gorko
March 11, 2014 at 8:05 pm

Amy, Missy, and Jennifer,
I’m sorry to hear of your loss. I always thought your Dad was great. He would always sing All Day All Night, Mary Ann when I came over to your house. He was a wonderful man.

Lucille Wright King
March 12, 2014 at 9:05 pm

I am glad Dick was able to attend on Saturday the 65th JHS reunion last
year. He worked countless hours locating JHS classmates and recording
them. I talked to him this Christmastime about this “Labor of Love”. We
remember also fondly his two sisters at JHS with impaired vision. Sincere
sympathy to his daughters and grandchildren.

Jeanne Knauer Dennis
April 9, 2014 at 8:16 pm

Amy, Missy and Jennifer: Your dad was my favorite uncle. I’m so sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my thoughts.


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