Thomas Richards Maynard IV
October 16, 1947 - June 05, 2013
Thomas Richards “Dick” Maynard IV, a long time resident of Commerce Township, died on June 5, 2013 after suffering a heart attack.  He was 65 years old.

Born in Detroit, Michigan on October 16, 1947, the son of Thomas Richards Maynard III and Rosemary (Atkins) Maynard, Dick grew up in Detroit where he attended grade school at St. Monica and graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School.  He later graduated with a degree in accounting from Wayne State University and began his career with positions at Price Waterhouse, Braun Engineering and the Masco Corporation.  For the last twenty-one years he has enjoyed working with Numatics, with whom he served many years in treasury functions and in recent years as a Compliance Manager.

Widowed at a young age, Dick’s life was complete when he met his soulmate, Karen Olbrecht Hermans, also widowed, through an introduction initiated by their mothers.  They married on June 23, 1978 at Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak and and made their home in West Bloomfield before moving to Commerce Township where they have enjoyed fellowship at St. Mary’s Church and their home on Lake Sherwood for over thirty-three years.  In his spare time, Dick enjoyed fishing, duck hunting, building decks, docks, shelves, and carving and painting wooden duck sculptures.  He and Karen, inspired by their two-and-a-half years with Numatics in Germany and the European travels it afforded them, returned home and set out to see more of the United States. They had great trips to Alaska, National Parks throughout the country and the Cayman Islands where Dick enjoyed snorkeling and scuba diving.  No matter where they were, they enjoyed every moment together. 

Dick enjoyed a host of dear friends and will always be remembered for his big smile, his selflessness, and his ability to stay positive in any situation, even as he battled his health the last few years. 

In addition to Karen, his beloved wife of thirty-five years, he is survived by his daughter, Dawn (Sam) Kuehl; sons, Tom (Sherri) Hermans, Russ Hermans and Tom (Annie) Maynard; grandchildren, Avery and Emma Kuehl, Elaine and Holly Hermans, and Jay and Max Maynard.  He also leaves brothers, Pat (Michaele) McDonnell, Paul (Donna) Maynard, sister, Helen (Ray) Lipke and many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, work associates, pinochle club friends, and many, many other dear friends who join his family in mourning his passing and giving thanks to God for his life among them.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, 1955 E. Commerce Rd., Milford, on Monday, June 10, at 11AM with the Rev. Fr. Ron Anderson officiating. Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, on Sunday 2-8PM. Memorials may be made in his name to Community Sharing. For further information please phone 248-684-6645.
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Tom hired me and I started work on his 50th birthday. What a glorious day it was! I enjoyed working with him so much and will miss him always.

Betty Dorre

So sorry to hear of Dick's passing, dear cousin ... all of you are in my prayers and thoughts ... love, Chris

Chris McElroy

I've known Tom for 19 years and will miss him dearly. Tom was always positive, a joy to work with and had a refreshing, silly personality. My condonences go out to his family, of whom he spoke about regularly and very lovingly.

Patty Bruen

So sorry to hear about Tom's passing. I have worked with Tom for many years here at the Numatics Sandusky plant. He will be sadly missed. My heart goes out to the Maynard family.

Shirley Woodward

Dick was one of the nicest people I have ever met. He had an engaging personality, and was always smiling. I feel privileged to have known him. My prayers are with the Maynard family.

Chris Burke

Dick is the best next door neighbor anyone could ask for. For the past 3-4 years we have shared a driveway. He is always around with a smile at the ready and a helping hand if you need it. Dick will be greatly missed by all of us.

Cristy Noch

I have known Tom for a good many years and he has always been such a pleasant guy. Rest in peace old buddy...

Jack Eskew

No amount of words could ever relieve you from your grief, but I hope that you can find some solace in remembering the many special memories that Dick left behind. Our family offers our sincere condolences to all that knew and cherished him.

Tim And Donna Ramas

My thoughts and prayers to Dick's family. I met Dick at the Carls Family YMCA and enjoyed working with him on the Board of Directors. He was such a caring gentle man. He will certainly be missed, but those he left behind have been blessed by having him a part of our lives. God Bless the Maynard family and comfort them during this difficult time. Thank you for sharing your time and talent with us Dick. You will be missed by many.

Sharon Peterson Moshenko

Ah, dear cousin and friend Karen, He was the great love and laughter in your life and I am so glad you enjoyed so many years together. We will all miss him. I don't remember ever seeing him without that wonderful smile!

Sandy Obrecht Marino

We are deeply saddened by this news. Dick was a kind and caring man who will be missed by many. The beautiful force of his spirit and love will be his legacy.

Dan and Pat Parrish

I am so sorry to hear about Dick's death. Such a gentleman with a generous laugh and a kind word. He will be missed and I will pray for his peace, for Karen and the whole family. God Bless.

Maureen Simms

Dick was a great man and always a pleasure to talk to. He will be greatly missed. The Dan Devine Family

Dan Devine

What a joy it was to have known Dick Maynard, his smile was always at the ready and it was always a pleasure to meet and greet him. He will be greatly missed by all who had the honor of his acquaintance. Karen and family, know that you are in our prayers.

Chris Smith

Tom was a very good person and he liked discussing his hunting activities, he will be missed.

Brad Atkin

Tom will be greatly missed. He was both a friend and colleague. He was a mentor to me for many years at Numatics. I know he is in a better place enjoying the fishing and hunting.

Scott Mersman

My deepest condolences to the Maynard family. So sorry for your loss.

Joellyn McGeachy

Karen and Family So sorry to hear of Dick's passing, He alway had a smilel and greeting whenever our paths crossed. All of you are in our prayers and thoughts . Carol % Roy Todd

Carol and Roy Todd

The passing of a love one is a loss that cannot be filled and as you morn the passing of your Brother Tom, seek out the love and comfort that our Lord and Savior can provide in these difficult times. Artie

Artie D'Elia

I will miss greatly his infectious grin, the big affectionate bear hugs and the history discussions. To Karen and the kids and Grandkids, you are in my prayers.

Avis Hermans

This is Tom's son..I would like to thank everyone for their kind words. My mom and the rest of the family are touched that he was such an insperation to others as he was to us. He was truly one of the best men I've ever known and we be missed by many many people. We loved him more than words can express.

Tom Hermans

So sorry for your loss Karen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Larry & Marilyn Rapes

Karen--Tony and I will miss Dick's smile and cheerful hello both at Church and at the YMCA. He was a model of optimism through all of his health issues and always had a positive outlook. Our prayers are with you and your family for strength and increased faith in this difficult time.

Cheryl LaRoche

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. There are no words to say the heal the wound, but know that my thoughts are with you and your family.

Michelle Wright

So sorry for your loss. It's been years since we last saw you all but we've always thought of you often...especially Tommy (Maynard) and that birthday trip to Cedar Point! Well God's blessings to you...may He keep you mind & heart calm.

Jim & Margaret Thornton

Tom was one of the most genuinely caring people I ever worked with, always willing to help and give advice and always happy and positive no matter what was going on in his own life. I am sure he will be greatly missed by Karen and the rest of the family. My prayers go out to them.

Dave Dodds

I was saddened to hear of Tom’s passing. I worked with Tom at Numatics for many years and enjoyed several conversations while having lunch together. I can still hear Tom’s very identifiable laugh! Rest in peace my friend, you will be missed.

Kurt Kramer

Karen and family, Chris and I will miss Dick's wonderful kindness and our fond memories of chairing the fair together. You are both a blessing to our St. Mary family and we grieve together for your loss as well as rejoice that Dick has a place by God's side.

Chris and Anita Daroczy

Words can't express how saddened I am to hear of your loss. Thank you so much for your kindness...You will always be remembered...

Edlyn Vinculado

Karen & Family, Kevin and I just heard about Dick's passing - we are so sorry to hear this news and will keep all of you in our hearts and prayers. Dick was a fabulous, fabulous guy and will be truly missed.

Linda & Kevin Anderson

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