Karl James Riché passed away peacefully after complications from ALS on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the age of 61. He was born in New Orleans, LA to the late Marion Paul Riché and Romaine Gremillion Riché. He leaves behind his loving wife of 37 years, Donna Daly Riché; his beloved daughters and sons: Michelle Riché Casrill & Charles Casrill, II and Melissa Riché Nodier & Clark Nodier; his adored grandchildren: Charley Mae Casrill and Chloé Marie Casrill; his siblings: Gail Riché Hunts and the late Walter Hunts and Chris John Riché & Pattie Dauzat Riché; his furry companion, Jax; and numerous loving nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives, friends.
Karl loved making people happy, working with his hands, and enjoying a good party. For many years, he was an active parishioner at Christ the King Catholic Church in Terrytown serving as a confirmation leader, a member of the Dad's Club, and Knights of Columbus. Whether it was flipping houses or helping at the country club, he loved volunteering his time always trying to make something better. He had a vision for seeing how great something could be before it was completed. For many years, he owned Riché's - the Final Touch, Inc., a furniture repair business, that spanned 14 states. More recently, he was a bus driver for St. Tammany Parish Schools and was loved by all the students, teachers, administrators, and families. Most of all, Karl was a hardworking family man, never missing an activity for his girls, and becoming a loving grandfather who adored his grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services at Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001 on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Visitation will be held from 11:00 am with a Mass starting at 1:00 pm followed by inurnment. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Karl's name to Team Gleason at www.teamgleason.org or by mail to Team Gleason Foundation, PO BOX 24493, New Orleans, LA 70184.