Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Robert Alan Portwood

Monday, September 15th, 2014

portwood-photo737Robert A. Portwood passed away suddenly Sunday morning September 14, 2014 at the McLaren Bay Region age 65 years.  He was born December 20, 1948 in Bay City to the late Ralph E. and Iva (Rooker) Portwood.  Bob worked at Bay City Powertrain for many years.  He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, fishing and boating.  Bob had a very special place in his heart for his dog Katie.

 

Surviving are two children; Laurie (David) McNally, Robert Alan II. (Stephanie) Portwood, four grandchildren; Amanda, David & Jeremy McNally, Austin Thomas Portwood, his loving partner, Linda M. Portwood, two sisters; Susan Portwood and Linda (Rich) Reno.  Also surviving are nieces and nephew; Jeffrey Reno, Gregory (Angi) Reno, Amy Jammer, Michelle (Shane) Couturier and several other nieces and nephews.  Bob leaves two special friends; Jack Richardson and James Borieo.  He was predeceased by a brother, Ralph Lee Portwood.

 

Funeral and committal service will take place Wednesday September 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 6 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday from 2 – 8 p.m. and on Wednesday after 10:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

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David M. Morey

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

moreyiphoto012David passed away Tuesday September 9, 2014 at Covenant Health Care – Cooper surrounded by his family age 49 years.  He was born April 6, 1965 in Midland, Michigan.  Dave married the former Sharon A. Light August 5, 1997 and she survives him.  He served in the U.S. Navy and had worked for Euclid Industries.  Dave loved to fish, listened to music and was an avid Detroit Red Wings fan.

Surviving besides his wife Sharon, he leaves a son, Joshua (Courtney) Hardt and a granddaughter, Quinn Hardt, Also surviving is his parents, Clayton and Linda (Rowen) Morey, one brother and a sister; Michael Morey and Katherine (David) Rivette.

A celebration of David’s life will take place Saturday September 20, 2014 from 4 – 8 P.M. at the Big Ugly Fish (1418 State St. Saginaw.)  There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

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Sybil I. Chernek

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Sybil I. Chernek age 77 years passed away Monday morning September 8, 2014 at Bay Shores Nursing Care Center.  She was born October 8, 1936 in Henager, AL.  Sybil worked for General Motors for many years before retiring.  She truly had a passion for cooking.

 

Surviving is her husband Joseph D. Chernek Jr.  a daughter, Pamela (Thomas) LeTourneau, one granddaughter, Breeann LeTourneau and many dear friends.

 

Per Sybil’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or services.

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Eloise J. Moore

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan

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Eloise passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014 at her residence, age 96.  She was born November 1, 1917 in Bay City to the late Alfred J. and Helen J. (Seeley) Manyen.  She married Clarence L. Moore on April 19, 1941 in St. Mary’s Church and he predeceased her on April 25, 2000.  Eloise was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish-St. Mary’s Church and St. Anthony’s Circle.  She enjoyed helping and cooking at the funeral luncheons, crochet, embroidery and playing bingo.

Surviving are six children:  Judith (Jerome) Roznowski, Clarence (Gloria) Moore, Gerald (Judy Kay) Moore, Michael (Lori) Moore, Mary Revette and Joseph Moore, 19 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren, one sister, Helen Dodge and three sister in-laws: Mary Dorion, Beverly and Helen Manyen.  Eloise was predeceased by a daughter in-law, Jill Moore, one granddaughter, Melinda Revette, seven brothers and two sisters.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 10:00am at Our Lady of Peace Parish-St. Mary’s Church.  Fr. Patrick Jankowiak will celebrate Mass and interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and Tuesday at church after 9:00am.  The Moore Family will pray the Rosary Monday at 3:00pm and a Parish Vigil Service for Eloise will be held at 7:00pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Our Lady of Peace Parish or Hospice Advantage

Leona Marie Smith (nee McCoy)

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

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Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-greatgrandmother died Wednesday August 27, 2014 at Huron Woods Nursing Home surrounded by her family at age 94.  She was born September 17, 1919 in SugarIsland – Sault St.Marie, Michigan to the late Louis and Edna (Lewis) McCoy.  Leona was a member of the Sault St. Marie Chippewa Indian Tribe and St. Catherine of Sienna Parish – St.VincentDePaulChurch.  She enjoyed gardening especially working in her flower garden and reading.  Leona truly loved spending time with her family.

 Surviving is a daughter, Garnetta “Fee” (Andy) Maldonado of Bay City, four grandchildren: Christina (Todd) Clements of Bay City, Lisa Ann (Josh) Dupuis of Essexville, Anita Marie Smith and Gerald Jr. (Benita) Smith all of Kentucky, four great grandchildren: Hayden & Mikayla Clements, Natasha Smith, Sara Smith and two great-great grandchildren.  Also surviving is a daughter in-law, Donna Smith of Kentucky, a brother in-law, Donald Knoellinger and many loving nieces and nephews. Leona was predeceased by a son, Gerald Smith Sr., a sister, Garnetta “McCoy” Knoellinger and three brothers: Milton, Roy and Calvin McCoy.

 The family would like to thank the entire staff at Huron Woods Nursing Home for their wonderful and compassionate care that they gave Leona and her entire family for the past ten years.

 Per Leona’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no public service.

 God saw she was getting tired and a cure was not to be.  So He put His arms around her and whispered, “Come with me.”

 With tearful eyes we watched her suffer and saw her fade away.  Although we couldn’t bear to lose her, we could not ask her to stay.

 A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands laid to rest.  God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.

Lionel R. “Bun” Gallagher

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan

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Uncle Bun passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Bay Special Care, age 88.  He was born February 4, 1926 in Bay City to the late James E. and Loretta (Woods) Gallagher.  He married Josephine Adamski in 1962 and she predeceased him on March 27, 2007.  Uncle Bun was a WWII veteran and served his country with the US Marine Corps.  He retired from the Dow Chemical Company with over 30 years of dedicated service and was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish-St. Mary’s Church.  Uncle Bun enjoyed spending time with his wife and singing in the church choir.  He was an avid golfer and Detroit Tiger fan.

Surviving is two sister in-laws, Esther and Lillian Gallagher, five nephews: Bob, John, Jim, Brian and Steven Gallagher and two nieces, Patty Lambert and Kelly Reed.  Uncle Bun is also survived by seven cousins: Tom, Judy, Ralph, Chicky, Mike, Gary and Linda.  He was predeceased by two brothers, Tom and Jim Gallagher.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, August 22, 2014 at 11:00am at Our Lady of Peace Parish-St. Mary’s Church.  Fr. Patrick Jankowiak will celebrate Mass and Military Honors, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council will immediately follow Mass.  Private interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10:00am until the time of Mass.