Richard Allen Pylman, of Sears, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013, at his home. He was 81.

Richard was born August 22, 1931 in Grand Ledge to Joseph Allen Pylman and Doris Dartch Pylman. He was a 1950 graduate of Grand Ledge High School and attended Michigan State University.

Richard was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served in the Medical Corps. Mr. Pylman moved to the Sears area in the late fifties.  He married Maria M. Salinas on January 25, 1958, in Sears. Richard worked at Evart Products and Evart Public Schools and was an active member of the Sears Church of God. He loved spending time with his family and his hobbies included restoring antique tractors, vegetable gardening, and recently, loom knitting.

His wife, Maria M. Pylman of Sears, daughter, Amy (Greg) Keating of Howell, son, Michael (Dana) Pylman of LeRoy, three grandsons, Michael (Shannon) Pylman of LeRoy, Joseph (Katie) Pylman of Reed City, and Nicholas (Lyndsey) Pylman of LeRoy, eight great grandchildren, two sisters, Ruth Stovall of TX and Nancy Caygill of WI, brother, James (Mary) Pylman of Evart, and numerous nieces and nephews survive him. His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral services for Richard Allen Pylman were February 18 at the Sears Church of God with Rev. Dick Latham and Rev. Doug Bennett officiating.

nternment will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Evart. Memorial Contributions may be directed to Heartland Hospice or the Sears Food Pantry.