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 Čarapić 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 а.м. to 11:15 а.м. at the New Gračanica 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.
For detailed information please contact:
SVETA GORA FUNERAL HOME, Chicago, tel 773-588-2200.
New Gračanica Serbian Orthodox Monastery
Dear Steve and family, Please accept my deepest condolences.. Thoughts and prayers your way. May His Memory Be Eternal!
Extending my condolences to the family. Vecnaja Pamjat.
Alexandra , please accept our heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this time of great sorrow. Vjecnaja Pamjat
Dear Alexandra , Steve, Abbey and Anna. With deep regrets I’d like to extend my deepest sympathies to the entire family, may God bless you all and may Christians +Memory always be Eternal.
Hugs to all.Sorry for your loss.Al and Anna luv and hugs to your families.
My dear Alexandra and family there are no words I can express for this tremendous loss just our most heartfelt sympathy to your entire family. Jovan & Milly (Vezmar) Vucinic Las Vegas NV
Dearest Gabrielle, please accept my heartfelt condolences. This tragedy is great loss for us all. I feel very sorry for you and your family. Marija Vučković
the little curly head child that was always smiling, always happy. I will always remember him making the best of what was presented to him. With the smallest gifts, he would be grateful and happy. He had a way to light up a room with his smile. my sincere condolences to the family at this most difficult time.
Dear Alexandra, My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family on your unimaginable loss. May your memories of Christian give you some solace during this very difficult time. Vjecnaja Pamjat.
I met Christian when he was just a little boy and staying with his great-aunt, Mildred Vignyvich, my neighbor. No greater love could anyone have bestowed upon him than that of Aunt Milly on her beloved Christian. As far as she was concerned, the sun rose and set on that cute little curly haired boy. Christian and Zoey continued to visit Aunt Milly from California into adulthood and she relished that precious time. Christian will be missed by many loved ones.
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I had an opportunity to meet Christian when he stayed at his Uncle Mike’s house in 2019. That radiant smile will be forever etched in my memory. My most sincere condolences go out to his great family and friends during this extremely difficult time.
Wish we had gotten to meet him. Sounds like a talented young man. Looks so much like his dad. Gone way too soon. Love and peace to all the family