Richard Buresh

Richard “Rich” D. Buresh, 76, of Coloma, Michigan, died on July 26, 2022 at Spectrum Heath Lakeland in St. Joseph. His life began on Nov. 14, 1945 in Brookfield, where his family were longtime residents. His dad started Buresh’s Lobster House in Brookfield in 1949 and ran it until Rich took over in 1982. He loved running the restaurant until he retired in 2000, and was very active in the community through various clubs and organizations, including Brookfield LaGrange Park Lions Club, West Suburban Sertoma Club, Brookfield Chamber of Commerce, and Brookfield Liquor Dealers Association. He earned many awards and held leadership positions, such as the Lions Club Melvin Jones Award, Sertoma Club Man of the Year, Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year, and past president of Brookfield Liquor Dealers Association. He was also a lifelong Chicago White Sox and Blackhawks fan. 

After retiring from the restaurant, he and his wife, Sue, traveled and purchased a home in Coloma. He loved Paw Paw Lake and they made it their permanent residence in the last few years.

He will be remembered for his love of people and his culinary skills. He leaves behind Sue (Battle) Buresh, his wife of 41 years, two sisters-in-law, Carole Buresh and Evelyn Buresh, a large extended family, and a host of friends

Rich was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Helen Buresh, and two brothers, James Buresh and Allen Buresh. 

Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet, Michigan is assisting Rich’s family with cremation and his life will be celebrated at a later date. You are invited to leave a message of comfort for Rich’s family at