Richard Keith Lamerand Sr.

December 31, 1948April 22, 2014

Richard Keith Lamerand, Sr., of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. He was 65 years old.

Richard received his Engineering degree from the University of Michigan Tech. He was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area and was a veteran of the United States Navy. Richard was a Professor at Chattanooga State Technical College before moving to Arizona State University and then returned to Chattanooga State where he taught Engineering Tech.

Richard is survived by his wife of almost 39 years, Rita Beasley Lamerand; children, Lori (Rickey) Fine, Mary (Matt) Malone and Richard Lamerand, Jr.; mother, Evelyn Manzini; brothers, Jim Lamerand and John Manzini; two nieces.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 pm on Friday at the North Chapel.

Services for Richard will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, April 26, at the funeral home chapel with Reverend Terry Shannon officiating.

Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.


  • Visitation Friday, April 25, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 26, 2014

Richard Keith Lamerand Sr.

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Vicki West

May 2, 2014

Lori, you and your family are in my prayers..May God surround you all with His Loving arms and give you peace and comfort.

Robin Smith

April 26, 2014

Richard was a kind and gentle soul and I and many others that he touched will miss him very much. He was always a pleasure to be around. He had a grin and a laugh all his own. He and his family will be in my thoughts and prayers for a long time. Robin s. Smith, DDS

Adam Ryan

April 25, 2014

I had Richard for several classes at Chatt. State. He was a great teacher. Praying for the family.

Caitlin Moffitt

April 25, 2014

Richard was a wonderful colleague and inspiring professor. I enjoyed working with him. He touched the lives of many people through his work in higher education. Richard cared about students. He was always willing to teach any class or stop and help a student with homework or advising. He had a heart of service. This is what I hope to take from Richard's example and apply to my own life. Richard, you will be missed. Thank you for inspiring us.

Tom Crum

April 25, 2014

On behalf of the Human Resources Department at Chattanooga State, please accept our most sincere condolences. Richard was a valued employee and will be greatly missed. You will be in our prayers as you go through this difficult time.

Tom Crum, Director of Human Resources