Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Kathleen A. Weiss (Brady)

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


weiss-photo945Our loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend Kathy A. Weiss was called home by her Heavenly Father on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family, age 67.  She was born May 14, 1950 in Bay City to the late Donald J. and Zita E. (Langley) Brady.  Kathy married Leslie Weiss on April 5, 1975 and they were blessed with over 42 years of marriage.  She enjoyed cooking, crossword puzzles, reading, going to the casino and living in the house where she was raised.  Kathy’s greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren, she was always putting her family first and loved their yearly vacations.


Surviving is her husband Les, she leaves five children;  Jeffrey Weiss, Shannon (Paul) Monville, Donielle Weiss, Colleen Weiss, Amanda Weiss & her fiance John Dereszynski and seven grandchildren;  Brianna, Drake, Cole, Cuinn, Gage, Cayden, Sebastian and Philip.  Also surviving are six brothers and two sisters;  Jim (Teri) Brady, Donald (Cheryl) Brady, Randy (MaryBeth) Brady, Bernie (Barb) Brady, Anne (Jack) Taylor, Mike (Peggy) Brady, Matt (Peggy) Brady, Mary (Ed) Heinlein, one sister-in-law, Lynda Brady, two aunts;  Bernie Ricard, Viola Schroeder and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by a brother, Patrick Brady and a sister, Theresa Brady.


Funeral service will take place on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Joe Atchinson will officiate with private burial in the Great Lakes National Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home located at 211 North Henry, Bay City, MI 48706 on Friday from 12 noon until

6:00 P.M. service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Robert J. Gabriel

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan 


Mr. Gabriel passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at his residence with his children by his side, age 80.  He was born November 17, 1936 in Bay City to the late Edward and Rose (Roznowski) Gabriel.  Robert married Shirley Ann Block on February 2, 1957 and she predeceased him on June 12, 1999.  He was an operating engineer for the Dow Chemical Company and retired in his mid-fifties after 25 years of service.  Robert enjoyed being outdoors and loved hunting and fishing when he could.

Surviving is a son Terrance J. Gabriel and a daughter Kathryn A. Gabriel and two granddaughters, Samantha L. Gabriel and Lindsay M. (Kyle) Gabriel.  Robert was predeceased by one brother Floyd Gabriel and three sisters: Irene Flagella, Mary Meier and Verna Chappel.

The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 12:00 noon at Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Joe Atchinson will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to McLaren Hospice.

Allan R. Pelletier

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

PelletierMr. Allan R. Pelletier, passed away unexpectedly the morning of October 9, 2017, age 62.  He was born October 10, 1954 in Bay City, Michigan to the late Russell and Romaine (Lokatys) Pelletier. He retired from Bay County Central Dispatch after 17 years of service and in more recent years worked for Bob’s Towing.

Allan was an intelligent and knowledgeable person.  He enjoyed Science-Fiction and photography, but his real passion in life was Public Safety and Law Enforcement.  He was a proud supporter of the One Hundred Club, served as Co-Advisor of the Bay City Police Explorers and worked at one time as a Reserved Special Deputy for the Bay County Sheriff’s Department.  Allan also had a special interest in Ham Radio and belonged to a Ham Radio club with his call sign being “KC8FCW”.

Above all, Allan always wore a smile and had a kind heart.  He was known to remain positive and upbeat regardless of the situation.  He was a loving and devoted father not only to his children, but their friends as well, earning him the affectionate title of “Papa Al”.

Allan is survived by his three children:  Samantha (Brian) Klug, and Shannyn and Jordan Pelletier, along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  He is also survived by his former wives, Elizabeth Galiardi and Bev Pelletier.

A Funeral Service will be held Saturday October 14, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at the Squires Funeral Home, 211 N. Henry Street, Bay City, Michigan.  Pastor Joe Atchinson will preside with cremation to follow.  Friends may call Squires Funeral Home on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the wishes of the family.


Art D. Russell

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


russell-photo938Art D. Russell, age 76, our husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend was called home by the Lord on Tuesday October 3, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born March 31, 1941 in North Little Rock, Arkansas, to the late Rueben E. Sr. and Elsie M. (Cathey) Russell.  He married Millie J. Sinn on October 21, 1977, and she survives him.  Art retired from the U.S. Navy as Sonar Technician Senior Chief on October 16, 1979, with over 21 years of active service and 17 years in the Naval Reserve.  Art’s naval experience included service on 7 submarines, on the Operational Submarine Admiral Staff, and as instructor at Fleet Sonar School.  Art had extensive experience as Sonar Supervisor and in sonar tracking operations and maintenance.  He was very handy around the house and always enjoyed building things.  Art was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, Life member of the V.F.W. Post 15023, D.A.V., and the American Legion Post 18.  He also served as Exalted Ruler of the Manassas Elks Lodge #2512, which later merged to become the Woodbridge Lodge #2355, of which he was a lifetime member.  Surviving besides his wife Millie, he leaves five children, Peter A. Russell; Christine M. Tracie; Rebecca L. Russell; Michael J. Russell (Rebecca Burmeister); Michelle J. (Sam) Williams; grandchildren, Cheyanne M. Russell; Isaac E. Williams along with five other grandchildren.  Also surviving is a brother, Reuben E. (Barbara) Russell Jr. and two sisters, Patricia M. Hobbs and Carolyn F. (J.R.) Jeffries.  Funeral service will take place on Saturday October 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Bay County Veteran’s Council will begin with military honors followed by Pastor Joe Atchinson.  Private burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 2 – 8 p.m. and on Saturday after 10:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

James M. Schumann

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


schumann-photo937Jim Schumann age 71, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday October 2, 2017 at his home.  He was born January 10, 1946 in Bay City to the late James W. and Ellen (Fennel) Schumann.  Jim married Mary L. Knaub on June 12, 1971 and she survives him.  He served our country in the U.S. Navy and retired from the American Hoist and Derrick Company.  Jim enjoyed building and fixing things and took a passion for splitting logs where he taught his grandchildren the correct way of doing it.  Jim always made the time to talk to anyone who would listen and his true passion was spending time with his grandchildren.  Surviving besides his wife Mary, he leaves three children, James B. (Jennifer) Schumann; Lucas M. Schumann and his fiancé JoAnne Johnroe; Christina M. (Allen) Johnroe; eight grandchildren, James (Heidi); Kalob; Taleah; Wyatt; Walker; Shyanne; Haven Schumann and Lucas Johnroe.  Also surviving are three brothers and two sisters, William (Linda); Richard (Denise); Lawrence Schumann; Mary Lou (Roy) Morrison; Geraldine (William) Knight and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a sister, Joanne Schumann.  A Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held on Monday October 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Squires Funeral Home.  Linda Studniarz will officiate followed by military honors by the Bay County Veteran’s Council. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral on Monday from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Joyce E. Konkle

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


     Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to all who knew her passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 27, 2017, age 91.  She was born April 5, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan to the late John K. and Dorothy (Morey) Harrington.  Joyce married George W. Konkle on February 17, 1961 and he predeceased her in October of 1990.  She loved riding her bike, working in her yard and crafting personal “love notes” to her family and friends out of magazines and old photos.  Joyce loved every moment spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She will forever hold a special place in all of their hearts and amazing memories to cherish as well.

Surviving are four children: Diane (Dale) Reed, Terry Konkle, Kathleen (Todd) Lagalo and Susan (Sumi) Ghosh, fifteen grandchildren: Lisa (Brian) Johnson, Brian (Laura) Gillis, Michael (Leeann) Gillis, Lori (John) Foster, Johnathon Gillis, Jessica Tanghetti, Lisa Marie O’ Laughlin, Meagan (Adam) Sponseller, Benjamin Dardas, Brandon (Gina) Lagalo, Kayla (Craig) Anderson, Amanda Lagalo, Samuel (fiancée, Lea) Ghosh, Adam Ghosh and Grace Ghosh, several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and a dear close friend Chris Weber.  Joyce was predeceased by her sister Sherry (Danny) Skrzypczak.

The Konkle family will be holding a private celebration of Joyce’s life.  No visitation or services will be held at the Squires Funeral Home.  Those who would like to express their sympathy are asked to consider memorials to First State Home Health & Hospice Care, 3901 Fortune Blvd. Saginaw, MI 48603.