Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Barbara M. Harrison

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

Harrison BarbBarbara M. Harrison, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully with her family by her side at her residence on Monday, March 20, 2017, age 79.  She was born in Bay City on January 22, 1938 to the late Bernard and Mary (Dubay) Schwab.  She met the love of her life, Robert H. Harrison at the Caris Red Lion Restaurant in Downtown Bay City over lunch one day and later married her sweetheart on December 1, 1956.  Their 60 years of marriage blessed them with three loving children, six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren, all of which survive her.

Barbara was a devoted homemaker and her family meant everything to her.  She was also one of the original employees of the Bay City Walmart, where she worked faithfully for nineteen years before retirement.  Barbara and Robert recently delivered newspapers together for the Bay City Times.

Surviving family members include her children and their families: Wendy (Keith) Hartson, Bob (Anne) Harrison, Sherry (William) Rusho; grandchildren: Matthew and Megan Hartson, Kristin (Todd) Pajot, Jason Harrison, Justin (Heather) Halstead and Nick Rusho; great grandchildren Katelyn and Brett Pajot, Alaina and Brayden Harrison, Hunter, Hannah, and Harper Halstead.  Also surviving is one sister, Linda Schwab.

Per Barbara’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A private memorial service for immediate family only will be held on Friday, March 24.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Heart Association in care of Squires Funeral Home, 211 N. Henry St. Bay City, MI  48706.

Jacob R. McShane

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

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     Our loving son, grandson, nephew and friend to many passed away Monday, March 20, 2017 after a lengthy illness at his residence, age 35.  The son of Robert C. and Cheryl A. (D’Addezio) McShane he was born in Bay City on July 2, 1981.  Jacob loved spending time with his family and friends.  He enjoyed traveling and working outside, especially landscaping.  Jacob will be sadly missed by all who knew him and loved him.

Surviving are his parents Robert and Cheryl McShane, grandmother Maryann D’Addezio, two special aunts, Carmella D’Addezio, DO and Sandra D’Addezio, uncle and aunt Bob and Judy Porterfield, special friend Chris, several cousins and other relatives.  Jacob was predeceased by his grandparents: Bud and Jeanette McShane and Mario D’Addezio.

A private gathering will be held later this summer for Jacob.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Rita A. Johnson

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


     Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region, age 77.  Rita was born January 10, 1940 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Peter and Ann (Markolanis) Sadeckas.  She married Richard S. Johnson in Bay City on June 16, 1962 and he survives her.  Rita was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bay City.  She loved all of the special moments and memories that were made with her loving family and wonderful grandchildren.  Rita also had a love for cats, especially her “KC.”

Surviving besides her husband Richard are three children: John (Julie) Johnson, Steven Johnson and Christine (Steven) Cathcart, five grandchildren: Marc Johnson, Kristopher Johnson, Samantha Cathcart, Alex Johnson and Alyse Johnson, three sisters in-law: Kay Johnson, Joanne (Tom) Keipert and Ruth Sadeckas, one brother in-law, Richard Fierens, many nieces and nephews.  Rita was predeceased by three brothers: Joe, Paul and Edward Sadeckas.

The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1010 33rd Street, Bay City, 48708.  Pastor John Pankow will officiate.  Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society or the Wounded Warriors Project.

Evelyn L. Sharrow

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

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Evelyn L Sharrow was called Home by her Heavenly Father and reunited with her loving husband Gerald on Monday, February 20, 2017.  She passed away peacefully with her family by her side at McLaren Bay Region, age 82.  Evelyn was born to the late Herman and Dorothy (McBride) Ayala on May 7, 1934.  She married Gerald D. Sharrow in Visitation Catholic Church on October 20, 1956.  Together they were blessed with 41 years of marriage and four loving children before he preceded her in death on December 16, 1997.

Evelyn was an avid bowler.  She worked many years as a bowling instructor for Eastland Lanes and coached countless junior bowling leagues. She looked forward to the National Bowling Tournaments every year.  Evelyn was also a talented and skilled cake decorator.  She was the first decorator for IGA and worked there ten years before retiring.

Surviving family members include her children: Jerry (Cathy Wazbinski) Sharrow, Kathy (Bill) O’Neil, Patti (Jim) Matuszewski, and David Sharrow; grandchildren: Kelsie (Noel), Andrew (Stacey), Zack (Alexandra), Hannah, Marissa Sharrow, and Stephen O’Neil; three great-grandchildren and one brother, Frank Ayala.  Besides her husband and her parents, Evelyn was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters-in-law: George (Janet), Roy (Marge) and Joe Ayala; and her sisters and brothers-in-law: Ann (Pete) Casper and Mary (Court) Klopp.

A Funeral Service for Evelyn will take place at Squires Funeral Home on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Deacon Stanley Kuczynski will preside with burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.  Visiting hours with the family will be Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and again on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the wishes of the family.  Evelyn’s family would like to especially thank the caring staff of Red Oaks AFC Home and Dr. Mohamed Ali, MD and the staff of McLaren Bay.  

William J. Robinson

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

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William J. Robinson, age 78, passed away peacefully at McLaren Bay Region with his family at his side on the evening of February 17, 2017.  He was born in Saginaw, MI on February 11, 1939 to the late Maurice and Marie Ann (Hoffman) Robinson.  William honorably served his country in the United States Army, 101st Airborne Division from 1958-1960 and later retired from the U.S. Army after 23 years of dedicated service.  He was a member of the former St. Maria Goretti Church, and a lifetime member of the VFW and the American Legion. William also volunteered for Bay Regional Medical Center as a Hospice Volunteer.  William will be most remembered for his generous and giving heart.  He truly spent his whole life serving others.

Surviving family members include nephews: Ernie (Traci) Kidd, Eric (Kristin) and Mark (Linda) Robinson; nieces: Vicky Taylor, Barbara Taylor-Payne, and Julie Robinson; great-nephews: Dustin Kidd, Timothy J. (Monica) Cohee, Tyler Cohee, and Trevor Cohee; great-nieces Kaylyn Ellis, Gabb Taylor and Vanna Taylor; a sister-in-law: Betty Robinson.  Besides his parents, William was also preceded in death by his brother M. James Robinson and twin sister Katherine Robinson-Kidd.

The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at St. Catherine of Sienna Parish – St. Vincent DePaul Church, Bay City, MI.  Rev. Joe Miller will preside with private interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Chapel on Monday February 20, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday after 9:00 a.m.  Military Honors will take place on Monday at 4:00 p.m. at Squires Funeral Home under the auspices of the Bay County Veteran’s Association. There will be a Parish Vigil Service for William on Monday at 7:00 p.m.   In lieu of floral tributes, memorial contributions may be made to the Bay County Veteran’s Association. The family would like to acknowledge and thank the staff of Hampton Manor for their loving, kind and compassionate care towards William.

Donald C. Scherzer

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

Scherzer Obit picOur beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017 at home with his family by his side, age 71.  Don was born April 16, 1945 in Bay City to the late Walter and Gertrude (Moore) Scherzer, Sr.  He married Dorothy A. “Dee” Jezowski on July 16, 1999 and she survives him.  Don was a veteran and served his country with the US Army during the Vietnam Era.  He was a lineman for over 30 years with Electrical Union Local #876 and loved to golf every Tuesday morning on a league at Maple Leaf.  Don also enjoyed deer hunting with his brother Roger, fishing and football.

Surviving besides his wife, Dee,  are his children: Bruce Scherzer, Aimee Augustus, Amy (Joe) Tacey, Stacy (Turk) Deary, Matt (Cody) Wisniewski, ten grandchildren: Donnie, Megan, Skylar, Jonha, Jordan, Kayla, Destiney, Josephine, Lee III and Emily, two brothers, Roger (Jennifer) Scherzer and Gary (Jill) Scherzer and a sister in-law Sue Parker.  Don was predeceased by two brothers, Walter and Bill Scherzer.

The Funeral Service and Military Honors, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council will be held Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm at Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Joe Atchinson will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:30 am until the time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to McLaren Hospice or the Bay County Veterans Council.