Richard Keith Lamerand Sr., of Chattanooga, passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. He was 65 years old. Richard received his Engineering degree from the University of Michigan Tech. He was a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area and was a veteran of the United States Navy. Richard was a Professor at Chattanooga State Technical College before moving to Arizona State University and then returned to Chattanooga State where he taught Engineering Tech. Richard is survived by his wife of almost 39 years, Rita Beasley Lamerand; children, Lori (Rickey) Fine, Mary (Matt) Malone and Richard Lamerand, Jr.; mother, Evelyn Manzini; brothers, Jim Lamerand and John Manzini; two nieces. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the North Chapel. Services for Richard will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Terry Shannon officiating. Burial will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.