Ricardo J. Slaye, of Cassopolis

June 28, 1957 — March 24, 2020

Ricardo Joseph Slaye, 62, of Cassopolis, died peacefully Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in his residence.

He was born June 28, 1957, in Dowagiac, to William and Sara Slaye.

Ric was a one of a kind, unique individual who will be missed by the many people whose lives he positively impacted. He was an icon at the Shipshewana Auctions for more than 40 years, highly regarded and well respected.

Ricardo will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is survived by his sister, Toma J. Hibler, of Kalamazoo; extremely close friends, Gary Long and Stephen Eberlein, both of South Bend.

Family and friends will gather on a date and at a time to be announced in Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 202 N. Broadway St., Cassopolis. Ricardo’s remains will be laid to rest beside his mother in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Cassopolis.

The family prefers contributions in memory of Ricardo be made to Helping Hands of Cass County, 130 S. Broadway St., Cassopolis, MI 49031.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis. Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.