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Christian Steven Richards

The Richards, Pavichevich, and Sanchez families join together in profound grief and love over the loss of Christian Steven Richards, 25, who was born May 2, 1996 in Milwaukee, WI and passed away of an acute illness on September 25, 2021 in Chicago, IL.


Christian leaves behind many family members. Cherished son of Alexandra Pavichevich Richards and Steven and LaNor Richards. Loving and devoted partner to Zeltzint Zoeey Sanchez. Beloved brother to Gabrielle Richards, LeiLani (Dane) LaFortune, Michelle (Michael) McConnell, and Jessica (Roy) Brach. Grandson to Joseph and Bessie Richards. Preceded in death by grandparents +Helen and +Petar Pavichevich. Nephew to Anna (Dragan) Pavichevich ?arapi? and Mark (Laura) Richards. Cousin to Gregory Harkins and Joshua Richards. Christian also leaves behind Kumovi, nieces and nephews, and faithful friends.


Christian was a devout Orthodox Christian, who was deeply proud of his Serbian heritage. He spent the majority of his educational years, grades 5-11, in the Luxemburg-Casco, WI school district before graduating from Amundsen High School in Chicago. Christian was a technology wizard whose outgoing and eclectic personality enabled him to connect with a myriad of people on many topics. His passion for music and innate love for animals was prevalent throughout his life. In pursuit of a degree, he completed numerous post-secondary classes in graphic and application design before given the chance to emanate all his talents.


Our lives will never be the same without Christian. However, the bountiful blessings we have received from knowing him, the warmth from having been touched by his precious soul and unique sense of humor, will never be erased from our hearts. We are blessed to have known him and to have been loved by him.


Visitation Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 10:45 am to 11:15 am at the New Gracanica Serbian Orthodox Monastery, 35240 W Grant Ave, Third Lake, IL 60046.

Opelo (Serbian Orthodox Funeral Service) 11:15 a.m. at the Monastery.


Interment at the Most Holy Mother of God Cemetery.

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