Michael "Mikey" C. Richert, Jr.
December 18, 2004 – August 13, 2018
Michael Christopher Richert, Jr., 13, of North Brunswick, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York City, NY after winning this battle with Medulla Blastoma and AML Leukemia three times. Mikey was born in Edison and grew up in North Brunswick.
Mikey was an old soul with a loving and contagious sense of humor. He had a love for animals and adored his dogs, Reina, Lulu, and Louis. He enjoyed silly cartoons like Bob's Burgers and Adventure time. He had a passion for drawing and had an extremely creative mind. He spent a lot of time building Legos and other figures.
Mikey lived the life of a teenager, staying up until 2am playing video games such as Destiny and Rainbow Six Siege with his brother Melvin, and friends Morgan and Nico. One of Mikey's favorite past times was watching Star Wars movies and he always looked forward to the new movies coming out.
Every year he looked forward to attending Comic-Con with his friends and family. He was an honorary member of the Mandolorians and dressed up with them for all of the cons that he could attend. He loved his sports teams and never missed an opportunity to attend Knicks and Yankee games.
For anyone who knew Mikey, he will forever be remembered as the domino king!
Mikey was predeceased by his father, Michael Christopher Richert, Sr. in 2017. He is survived by his loving mother, Aileen Richert, brother, Melvin and Marc, his little sister Myla; maternal grandparents, Aracelio and Lucy Ramos; paternal grandfather, Herman Richert, uncle Michael Ramos and his wife Nadia; his aunt, Kristi Gaglio and her husband Michael; and many beloved cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 5-9pm at Our Lady of Peace Church, 1740 Rt. 130 North Brunswick , NJ. A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, August, 17, 2018 at 11am at the church. Neary-Quinn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mikey's memory to Candle Lighters, NYC at 345 East 73rd Street, Apt. 2L New York, NY 10021 or online at www.candlelightersnyc.org and to the Frances Foundation for Kids Fighting Cancer, Inc. at 8 Bryce Rd. Holmdel, NJ 07733 or online at www.francesfoundation.net.
For more information or to post a tribute, please visit www.neary-quinnfuneralhome.com.
- Visitation Thursday, August 16, 2018
- Funeral Mass Friday, August 17, 2018
Michael "Mikey" C. Richert, Jr.
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August 16, 2018
I had the pleasure of meeting Mikey and his family only once at a North Myrtle Beach vacation. He was such a sweet, good-looking child and it was obvious that the family was a family of love. Shortly after that, Mikey and his family received the grim news of his cancer. They have all been in my thoughts and prayers during this terrible time. Although his life was too short, he will be long remembered and respected for how he fought this terrible disease. Rest in peace Mikey as you join your father and grandmother in your heavenly home.
August 15, 2018
May God grant you all peace and strength. I pray for you all to know there are angel's watching over you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you all. God bless you all.